EU legislators move ahead on Digital Markets and Services Acts

The Council of the EU is closing in on the adoption of its general approaches for the Digital Services and Digital Markets Act. Member States are expected to adopt the Council’s positions on these two pieces of legislation to engage in negotiations with the European Parliament during the Competitiveness Council of 25 November.

HOTREC has reached out to EU Member State representatives to request a ban on the imposition of narrow price parity clauses by digital gatekeepers, which undermine the hotel sector’s capacity to digitalise, under Article 5b of the Digital Markets Act. By contrast, there appears to be a consensus in the European Parliament to ban these clauses, with corresponding amendments adopted in the European Parliament Opinions of the ITRE, ECON, JURI, TRAN and CULT Committees.

All eyes are now turned towards the adoption of compromise amendments between European Parliament IMCO rapporteurs on both files. Discussions regarding a ban on targeting advertising are holding up a vote on the Digital Services Act, while the criteria for the identification of digital gatekeepers is a key sticking point for progress towards a vote on the Digital Markets Act. On this latter point, HOTREC has underlined the importance of designating gatekeepers offering only one core platform service in order to capture dominant online marketplaces for accommodation bookings. The European Parliament is expected to adopt its position on both legislative files by the end of 2021.

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07 Sep
07/09/2022    
09:00 - 14:00
Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 7 September 2022, Brussels Welcome by the President Anti-trust statement and approval of agenda Approval of minutes of the [...]
HOTREC Package Travel Directive webinar
14/09/2022    
11:00 - 12:00
Latest updates on the PTD review's timeline and policy measures envisaged incl. pre-payments, insolvency protection and cancellation rights. HOTREC will incorporate members' remarks into a revised version of HOTREC position paper and submit it to all for approval.
HOTREC SSD Committee preparatory meeting + update Social Affairs
19/09/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Main outcome of teh meeting available
22 Sep
22/09/2022    
10:30 - 12:30
Recording of the working group on restaurants is available via WeTransfer until 03 October 2022: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a1e6a6b32b734f7bf864d82b6470184920220926084450/7c966070da61a95549be6c9fbad2169b20220926084508/42d7ba
23 Sep
23/09/2022    
10:00 - 13:00
Updated agenda of the meeting available
29 Sep
29/09/2022    
All Day
On the 3rd edition of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW), celebrated on 29 September, the FAO and UNAP have [...]
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