The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group's power.
The gambit increases the political pressure on the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, to take a tougher line on Google, either in its antitrust investigation into the company or through the introduction of laws to curb its reach.
A draft motion seen by the Financial Times says that "unbundling [of] search engines from other commercial services" should be considered as a potential solution to Google's dominance. It has the backing of the parliament's two main political blocs, the European People's Party and the Socialists.
this is on today's Financial Times.
Google dominance is just one tiny portion of a more general issue, that is the disintermediation of local, fragmented, regulated, material intermediaries (who are physically bound to a community (employment, socioeconomic ties, taxes)) and their re-intermediation by global, unregulated, monopolistic/oligopolistic, immaterial intermediaries who are not tied to a community and who can do base erosion and profit shifting.
IMHO just breaking search won't address the core issues.