European Union antitrust regulators said on Wednesday they were looking into complaints filed by three online companies against Google.

The (European) Commission can confirm that it has received three complaints against Google which it is examining. The Commission has not opened a formal investigation for the time being, the EU executive said in a statement.

The Commission did not identify the companies.

Google said earlier on Wednesday that British price comparison site Foundem, French legal search engine and Microsoft Corp- owned Ciao from Bing had complained to the Commission regarding its practices.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, editing by Timothy Heritage)