On behalf of their hundreds of members, the undersigning European press associations have come together to express their joint concerns regarding Google's proposed remedy package, as in a number of ways, it seems likely that the proposed remedies would actually make things worse.
European Commission's Competition Investigation of Google AT.39.740
24 June 2013 : very interesting official 11 page text on Google's ongoing EU antitrust investigation.[magazinemedia.eu ]
While most small webmasters opt to debate "link disavow" and other such grand "issues" ad nauseam, others are able to see the larger picture : that only the power of "the powers to be" will be able, if at all, to bring back some sense of equilibrium on the 'net -- and their actions must be publicized and supported actively by small webmasters. Such support, if massive, will render more results than chasing utopias.
The EU Commission and the European publishers' associations have the power to bring some change. Despite their power, massive grassroots support from small webmasters can add to their clout.
Slimy small webmasters begging Cutts will change nothing, only attract contempt.