Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-390/18: Airbnb constitutes an information society service

Court of Justice of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 51/19 Luxembourg, 30 April 2019 Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-390/18 Eoin Michael Hession and AIRBNB Ireland UC v Hôtelière Turenne SAS and Association pour un hébergement et un tourisme professionnel (AHTOP) and Valhotel According to Advocate General Szpunar a service such as that provided … Continue reading Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-390/18: Airbnb constitutes an information society service

#ECJ: a seller, on an internet website, with a certain amount of offers is not automatically considered as a professional “trader”

A person who publishes a number of sales advertisements on a website is not automatically a ‘trader’ That activity may be regarded as a ‘commercial practice’ if that person is acting for purposes relating to his or her trade, business, craft or profession A consumer bought a second-hand watch on an online sales platform. After … Continue reading #ECJ: a seller, on an internet website, with a certain amount of offers is not automatically considered as a professional “trader”

Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness

European Commission - Press release Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness Brussels, 26 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is proposing new rules for the online platforms providing small businesses with a safety net in the digital economy. The new rules will improve the functioning of the Digital Single Market and … Continue reading Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness

UberPOP – is it an information society service? – According to Advocate General Szpunar, Member States may prohibit and punish, as a matter of criminal law, the illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPop service, without notifying the Commission of the draft law in advance

Court of Justice of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 72/17 Luxembourg, 4 July 2017 Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-320/16 Uber France SAS   The French company Uber France operates an electronic platform which enables users, with the aid of a smartphone equipped with the corresponding application, to order urban transport services in the … Continue reading UberPOP – is it an information society service? – According to Advocate General Szpunar, Member States may prohibit and punish, as a matter of criminal law, the illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPop service, without notifying the Commission of the draft law in advance

European Parliament Infographic: the increasing popularity of the collaborative economy

  The collaborative economy comes with challenges and opportunities, which are dealt with in a resolution adopted by MEPs on 15 June. Online platforms such as Airbnb and Deliveroo that match providers of goods and services with consumers have become household names in just a few years. The total transactions' value for the four main … Continue reading European Parliament Infographic: the increasing popularity of the collaborative economy

Sharing economy: Parliament calls for clear EU guidelines – Risoluzione del Parlamento europeo del 15 giugno 2017 su un’agenda europea per l’economia collaborativa

Sharing economy: Parliament calls for clear EU guidelines  Ensure consumer protection, workers’ rights, tax obligations and fair competition Need for clear and balanced EU strategy 17% of EU consumers have used collaborative platforms       Parliament stressed the need to address regulatory grey areas that cause significant differences in the Member States’ national and … Continue reading Sharing economy: Parliament calls for clear EU guidelines – Risoluzione del Parlamento europeo del 15 giugno 2017 su un’agenda europea per l’economia collaborativa

The European Collaborative Economy: A research agenda for policy support

Abstract Collaborative Economy became the buzzword used to refer to all kinds of online platform based business models in the recent years. Yet there is no consensus on a working definition for these platforms and robust evidence is lacking on their costs and benefits to society – a precondition for good policy. To foster a … Continue reading The European Collaborative Economy: A research agenda for policy support

Collaborative Economy – Study of the IMCO Committee (2017)

Abstract This proceedings summaries the workshop chaired by MEP Nicola DANTI on collaborative economy. The workshop is a part of the overall work done within the European Parliament in order to deal with this new form of economy in the context of the Single Market. This document was prepared by Policy Department A at the … Continue reading Collaborative Economy – Study of the IMCO Committee (2017)

DRAFT REPORT on a European Agenda on the Collaborative Economy

Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Rapporteur: Nicola Danti "The Rapporteur recognises the important opportunities and benefits of the collaborative economy for the society and economy; at the same time, he is attentive to the potential challenges and is especially concerned by the possible risk of fragmentation of the Single Market while large … Continue reading DRAFT REPORT on a European Agenda on the Collaborative Economy

Sharing Economy: la Commissione UE sull’economia collaborativa

Su Quotidiano giuridico alcuni miei articoli sulla sharing economy o economia collaborativa e sulla Comunicazione della Commissione europea Il 2 giugno 2016 la Commissione europea, nella comunicazione 356/2016 denominata “Un’agenda europea per l’economia collaborativa” ha presentato alcuni orientamenti in materia di economia collaborativa, conosciuta anche come sharing-economy, finalizzati al sostegno di consumatori, imprese e autorità … Continue reading Sharing Economy: la Commissione UE sull’economia collaborativa