Airbnb is a well-known example of the sharing economy. (Photo: BTO - Buy Tourism Online powered by BTO Educational)

MEPs want more legal clarity on Airbnb and Uber

A group of cross-party MEPs has called on the European Commission to better explain how EU rules apply to the so-called sharing economy.

The European Parliament's committee on internal market and consumer protection (Imco) adopted a text on Wednesday (3 May) that praised the positive role the sharing economy can play in creating employment, increasing consumer choice and reducing the pressure on resources.

The phrase sharing economy - also known as collaborative economy or gig eco...

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