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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on the collaborative economy

Joëlle Mélin, Mylène Troszczynski

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the collaborative economy  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission Communication of 2 June 2016(1),

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the Commission’s plans will only exacerbate deregulation in the collaborative economy in the Member States;

B.  whereas the platform economies are already depriving regulated professions of earnings and leading to casualisation;

C.  whereas the Commission’s plans will, therefore, do nothing to improve the situation of those taking part in the collaborative economy or of consumers;

D.  whereas the Commission’s attempt to regulate the collaborative economy is already obsolete because of the technical progress certain firms, particularly American ones, are making;

E.  whereas the Commission, in a move which disregards national sovereignty, wants fiscal and social standards to be established at EU level;

1.  Calls on the Commission to allow Member States, the only authorities in a position to remedy this situation as a matter of urgency, to implement their own legislation in an effort to provide a framework for ‘collaborative’ economies;


2.   Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the President of the European Council, the Council and the Commission.


  Communication from the Commission of 2 June 2016: ‘European agenda for the collaborative economy’.


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