Chillin'Competition

Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

A nickname for Commissioner Almunia

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People like giving nicknames to our Competition Commissioners. 

The trend probably started with Super Mario (Monti) (see image above); it continued with Steely Neely (Kroes); now, the US Federal Trade Commission itself refers to Joaquín Almunia as Lucky Nahmoodia.

As noted by Simon on a comment to this post, the transcript of Chairman Leibowitz’s press conference in relation to the end of investigations on Google (p.3) reads as follows:

[W]e talk to the Europeans fairly often, I actually spoke to Lucky Nahmoodia, who runs …, this morning. We have great respect for the work they’re doing and I think they are making progress in their negotiations with Google.

Lucky Namoohdia sounds like a Star Wars name to me, but we could get used to it…

[I feel simpathy for whoever is responsible for these transcripts; I myself am currently having interesting issues with a voice recognition software…]

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

14 January 2013 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Jokes

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  1. The FTC has now corrected the transcript. We are told that this post provoked the correction…

    Alfonso Lamadrid

    18 January 2013 at 8:20 pm


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