Agenda items concern digital and transport.
– Partially declassified document from 22 June 2017 on the preparation for the third informal trilogue (on 21 June 2017).
Platforms, understood as a method of organising digital markets that allows two groups of users (suppliers and customers) to meet, are one of the pillars of the digital market. They facilitate its development, providing adequate solutions to the needs of the sharing, collaborative, data, and P2P economies. Platforms that often operate as marketplaces have a triangle structure where users must first conclude a contract with the platform to be subsequently able to conclude contracts between themselves. The status of platform user is very often difficult to define, as platforms allow a rapid development of the pursued activities, which pushes the users outside the realm of consumer. These two characteristics make platforms difficult to fit with the EU market and consumer regulations.
On Monday 4, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender, Věra Jourová will visit Tallinn. She will deliver a keynote speech at the Company Law and Corporate Governance Conference. She will present the aim of the upcoming company law package, which the Commission propse in the coming months. She will then meet Mr Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Justice, to discuss the ongoing justice files under the Estonian presidency, such as the digital contracts proposal, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office and the first review of the Privacy Shield. (For more informations: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 67083; Mélanie Voin – Tel.: +32 229 58659
Source: European Commission
Update: the draft minutes are now available. Agenda items cover digital and trade policy.