Google on Thursday appealed a ruling by the European Court of Justice to uphold the 2.4 billion euro ( 20,255 million rupee) imposed by the European Union for abusing its search engine dominance.

The tech said it would go to the European Court of Justice, the EU’s highest court, after the general court confirmed a 2017 decision by the European Commission in November.

At the time, the was the largest ever in the EU. But later, Google was fined 4.3 billion euros (approximately Rs 36,290 crore) for the Android smartphone operating system.

“After careful consideration, we have decided to appeal the decision of the Ordinary Court, as we believe there are areas that require legal from the European Court of Justice,” a brief statement from the company said.

The case, which centres on Google’s shopping service, is one of three with the search engine currently going through the EU’s protracted appeals system.

A new appeal could take up to two years to reach a result, and the case will be extended to more than a decade after the commission opened an investigation in 2010.

Court confirmation of Google Shopping is a victory for EU antitrust paramount leader Margrethe Vestager, who ditched her predecessor’s more conciliatory approach to the US internet giant, breaking into Brussels on site.

Vestager lost another major case in the same court, between Apple and Ireland, where her team ordered the iPhone maker to repay 13 billion euros ( 109.71 billion rupees) plus interest to Irish taxpayers. The EU has appealed the ruling.

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Google’s comes after a seven-year investigation into complaints from other price-comparison services that caused Google Shopping’s traffic to plummet.