Dear Readers,

The latest CPI Chronicle comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact women and minorities around the globe and erects yet another roadblock to the economic and societal advancement of these groups. With this societal and economic backdrop, this edition of the Chronicle fittingly focuses upon the concept of Inclusive Antitrust and the debate about whether and how antitrust policy and enforcement could be a better tool in the fight for equality.

The issue begins with two CPI Talks interviews from competition, consumer and digital law leaders – who both happen to be women. The first is an interview of Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age and European Commissioner for Competition. Executive Vice President Vestager highlights some of the important initiatives that are underway in Europe in the broader fight for gender equality and observes that there is scope for competition authorities to consider inequalities of various kinds when selecting and prioritizing antitrust cases or sectors to consider. Our second CPI Talks interview features a discussion with Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, an active inclusivity advocate who has argued that regulators can prioritize addressing inequities through consumer protection and antitrust. In her interview, Acting Chair Slaughter provides a road map for an inclusive approac

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