The vote went through despite U.S. concern over its politicization
The European Parliament passed a resolution Thursday by a huge margin calling for a division of Google’s product offerings, demanding that the company uncouple its search engine from its other commercial services.
The vote succeeded by an overwhelming margin of 458 to 173, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Although the resolution is a non-binding one, lawmakers are hoping it will put pressure on the European Commission, currently investigating Google’s search practices in the continent, to take action against the tech giant.
The resolution went forward despite the United States expressing “concern” over what it perceives as an unnecessary politicization of the anti-trust probe.