European Parliament committee calls for an EU agenda for the collaborative economy

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee in the European Parliament has adopted a report titled ‘An European agenda for the collaborative economy’, inviting the European Commission and EU member states to address ‘regulatory grey areas’ related to the collaborative economy. In the MEPs’ view, the EU should reap the collaborative economy benefits while ensuring fair competition, workers’ rights, and tax compliance. At the same time, any regulation in the field should not restrict the collaborative economy. The report is expected to be discussed and voted by the full European Parliament during its June plenary session.