CPI TV Ten Minutes With CNMC President Cani Fernández

Below, we have provided the full transcript of the interview with Cani Fernández, president Spanish competition authority, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), recorded on July 7, 2021.

This is part of a series of videos that CPI is producing where we will interview the heads of various NCAs all around the world.

Thank you, President Fernandez, for sharing your time for this interview with CPI.

A video of the complete interview is available HERE.

Sam SADDEN

Sam SADDEN:

Hello everyone and thank you for tuning in for this exclusive CPI talk. Today we have the pleasure to speak with Cani Fernandez, president of the Spanish competition authority, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, or the CNMC. Thank you for being with us today, President Fernandez.

Cani FERNANDEZ

Cani FERNÁNDEZ:

Thank you to you. Thank you for inviting me.

SADDEN:

I’d like to start off by asking how the CNMC dealt with the pandemic. And are there any lessons learned that you can share with us from that period?

FERNÁNDEZ:

Well, obviously, the pandemic has affected the CNMCs daily activity. We had to adapt from one day to follow into the situation of teleworking, where we hadn’t done that previously, only in some pilot programs, but not to the extent and the amount of people going home. And we had to adapt as well and give training to people to be able to work from home and everything had to continue working. For example registry, everything had to be online from one day to the

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