The agenda items include the adoption of draft opinion on Monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles, a presentation on ‘Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy’, a consideration of draft report on Safeguarding competition in air transport and a presentation by the Commission of the draft delegated act related to technical requirements for inland waterways vessel.
Agenda items include the Draft Council conclusions: “Responding to the challenges of taxation of profits of the digital economy”
The agenda includes a public hearing on the Digital Single Market in peripheral member states, challenges and opportunities.
The Digital Revolution and the sharing economy have brought different challenges in the online accommodation and transport services. The meeting will be a discussion about how to guarantee the freedom to provide services, the existence of free and fair competition, and the protection of consumers.
A summary of the debate on the general approach is available.
The agenda includes items concerning digital and transport policy.
The EU is ready for a digital revolution and for reaping its benefits – this was one of the conclusions of the conference on the Advantages of a Digital Society, which took place on 25 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The participants discussed various aspects of e-society and the Digital Single Market. Cyber security, societal trust, the free flow of data, the further development of infrastructure and getting rid of barriers hindering the Digital Single Market were just a few of the issues raised.
A summary of the policy debate is available.
The EESC calls on the European Commission and the Member States to apply existing fiscal regulatory systems and tax regimes to the collaborative/digital economy. “The legal framework must lead to a fair and balanced tax system for all economic activities and business models, without limiting the collaborative economy’s potential to provide jobs and growth,” says Giuseppe Guerini, rapporteur of the EESC opinion on taxation of the collaborative economy, which was adopted at the October plenary session.