European Parliament rapporteurs issue draft reports on Digital Services and Markets Acts

Six months after the European Commission put forward its proposals for a Digital Services Act (DSA) and a Digital Markets Act (DMA), Members of the European Parliament appointed as rapporteurs have unveiled their draft proposals to fellow committee members.

A key talking point in upcoming European Parliament discussions will be the scope of the DMA and the criteria used to assess whether platforms are effective gatekeepers – whereby they would be covered by the Regulation’s ‘do’s’ and don’ts’. Rapporteur Andreas Schwab’s draft report for the IMCO Committee (Internal Market) aims to narrow down this scope, focusing only on the largest platforms in Europe while many other MEPs have issued proposals to expand the scope of application of the rules. HOTREC considered that the scope of the DMA should address the major role played by dominant digital market players, including Booking.com which has a market share of almost 70% when it comes to intermediated online hotel bookings.

On the DSA, MEP Christel Schaldemose’s draft report in the IMCO Committee tends to strengthen requirements towards platforms to ensure that “what is illegal offline should also be illegal online”, proposing a new article laying down stricter conditions for the exemptions of liability specifically targeting online marketplaces, and by strengthening the obligation on the traceability of traders. HOTREC welcomes progress on the DSA made so far and sees it as a crucial instrument to support better regulation of the short-term rental sector.

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08 Nov
08/11/2022    
All Day
Next meeting of the PTD expert group on 8/11: agenda available: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/draft-Agenda-8-Nov-2022.pdf
Informal meeting with Airlines4Europe - Possible impact of Fit for 55 on airline pricing and travel
08/11/2022    
09:45 - 11:15
Main outcome of the meeting available (summary + PowerPoint from Airlines4Europe)
14 Nov
14/11/2022 - 16/11/2022    
00:00
On 14-16 November 2022, the Czech presidency of the EU Council will organise the European Tourism Forum.
Webinar on Practical solutions to food waste monitoring in hospitality
17/11/2022    
10:30 - 11:30
Webinar - 17 November, 10.30-11.30 CET
Preparatory meeting SSD plenary + Update on Social Affairs
21/11/2022    
10:00 - 11:30
On 21 November 2022, HOTREC will organise its Sectoral Social Dialogue preparatory meeting + update on Social Affairs (policy and legislative files). The meeting will [...]
22 Nov
22/11/2022    
11:30 - 14:00
HOTREC has shared consolidated comments on ISO Restaurant Vocabulary Project (WD16520) now accessible and will attend the 22 November meeting. 
24 Nov
24/11/2022    
11:00 - 12:30
Slides and recording are available online. Other documents will be shared next week.
24 Nov
24/11/2022    
15:00 - 16:30
New meeting - all HOTREC members are welcome to attend - 24 November 2022
Sectoral Social Dialogue Plenary meeting
25/11/2022    
10:00 - 16:00
HOTREC-EFFAT Work Programme 2023-2024
28 Nov
28/11/2022    
15:00 - 17:00
Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels List of Participants Draft Agenda for ExCom meeting on 28 November 2022 PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 16:30, THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, [...]
European Hospitality Day - Event at European Parliament
29/11/2022    
08:30 - 14:30
HOTREC is organising meetings and exchanges for HOTREC members at the European Parliament on Tuesday 29 November 2022 in Brussels.
Events on 14/11/2022
14 Nov
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28 Nov