The last blows of Marín Quemada at the head of the CNMC
Ahe president of the National Commission of Markets and Competition has four days left, come on, two hairs and one gray hair, but he is reluctant to leave without turning his claws against the taxi sector.
The member of Opus Dei, after spending six years at the head of the CNMC, in September of last year expired his mandate, but also that of the vice president, María Fernández, and three other members of the body who, to this day, continue executing its functions on an interim basis.
From the beginning of his mandate at the CNMC, a permanent division took place because he de facto established a police regime without leaving freedom to members and counselors to speak at public events without his permission, imposing an exercise of functions that is absolutely contrary to the principles already the regulation of the CNMC itself.
The fracture reached such a point that some councilors accused Marín Quemada of having made personal use of the resources of the CNMC to destroy his enemies.
The appeals filed by Quemada against the regulations of the public taxi sector are numerous, always favoring their declarations to Transport Vehicles with Driver (VTC).
Marín Quemada’s CV
José María Marín Quemada was a fellow at Cristóbal Montoro’s academy and was also part of the academic tribunal in the controversial thesis of 2003 by the PP minister, Rodrigo Rato.
In 2006 he was the candidate proposed by the popular to occupy the seat of deputy governor at the Bank of Spain. Furthermore, from 2005 to 2013 he was a director of the Bank of Spain and a member of its Governing Council.
From 1970 to 1971 he worked as an economist in Iberia, and later held various positions at CEPSA until 2005.
He is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the Elcano Royal Institute for Strategic International Studies and a member of the international economics and energy working groups.
Goodbye to the broken and reckless PP toy
Cani Fernández, an expert in community law and founding partner of the Cuatrecasas law firm, joined the Presidency in February.
Burned before leaving attacks the Region of Murcia
On July 9, the Region of Murcia opened the deadline for participation in the new regulation of VTC in the region.
The regional project contemplates that the VTC service can only be carried out by those who have administrative authorization, which will refer to each of the vehicles with which the service is provided.
As in all the communities, -except Madrid and Andalusia, where the PP governs-, Murcia gives with this new regulation, authority to the municipalities so that they can demand additional qualification requirements from the VTC drivers.
Another of the measures included in this regulation is the one that requires a mandatory minimum weekly rest of two days.
Furthermore, once a service has been completed, VTC vehicles will not be able to circulate on public roads in search of customers and must park in car parks other than the roads.
Quemada has asked Murcia to “review in depth” the regulations with which it plans to regulate VTCs in its region as it is harmful to travelers and undermines the freedom of business and competition. In Murcia there are hardly any registered licenses (108) but both Uber and Cabify operate.
“The draft sent by the Region of Murcia contains several restrictions on competition that would harm end users and economic activity.”
Quemada criticizes practically all the points of the draft regulation
It refers to the pre-hiring deadlines, the telematic registration of the trip and other series of limitations, such as driving empty or parking on the street.
“The limitations do not meet the requirements of necessity and proportionality and violate the right to freedom of business established by the Constitution (Article 38) and in state transport regulations.”
In addition, it also criticizes the limitations of geolocation and parking on public roads.
The ban on geolocation, which only affects VTCs, limits the attractiveness of contracting through digital means and hurts users.
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The taxi sector anxiously awaits the disappearance of the broken and reckless toy of the PP, Marín Quemada, who has so many interests in transnational companies that pay taxes in tax havens.