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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08 Sep
08/09/2023    
09:00 - 13:00
List of Participants Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, Greek Tourism Minister, will join us during the morning for an exchange (timing will be confirmed later) Draft Agenda [...]
Together for EU Tourism (T4T) stakeholder meeting
11/09/2023    
09:00 - 13:00
On 11 September 2023, the European Commission (DG GROW) will organise the first stakeholder event to support the co-implementation of the Transition Pathway for Tourism. This will be a hybrid event, taking place in Brussels and online.
Social Affairs Working Group meeting
12/09/2023    
10:00 - 12:00
On 12 September 2023, HOTREC will organise another meeting of its Social Affairs Working Group.
Members session on HOTREC European elections manifesto
14/09/2023    
10:00 - 12:00
On 14 September 2023, HOTREC will organise a members-only session to discuss the upcoming European Elections (June 2024). 
HOTREC Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee meeting
18/09/2023    
09:30 - 13:00
On the morning of 18 September 2023, HOTREC will organise another meeting of the Sectoral Social Dialogue (SSD) Committee. 
HOTREC Short-Term Rentals (STRs) Working Group meeting
21/09/2023    
10:00 - 11:30
On 21 September 2023, HOTREC will organise another meeting of its Short-Term Rentals Working Group.
Pact for Skills - Coordination meeting
21/09/2023    
15:00 - 16:30
On 21 September 2023 took place the 13th Coordination Meeting on the Pact for Skills - an initiative bringing together different skills national partnerships. The [...]
Social Dialogue reform - meeting with European Commission
27/09/2023    
09:30 - 12:00
Main outcome of the meeting available
Meeting MEP Engerer office - rapporteur Green Claims (ENVI)
28/09/2023    
10:00 - 11:00
Participants: - Sera Cutajar (assistant MEP Engerer (Malta/S&D - rapporteur ENVI committee / Green Claims file)) - S&D political advisor - Marta Machado Main outcome: [...]
Meeting MEP Weiss office - Green Claims
29/09/2023    
10:00 - 11:00
Outcome of the meeting available
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