Source: European Parliament
In Case C-390/18, the European Court of Justice ruled that Airbnb should be seen as a provider of information society services and thus covered by freedom to provide services as guaranteed by Directive 2000/31/EC.
1 Does the Commission share my concern that this ruling will restrict local authorities’ power to regulate Airbnb in order to address problems such as distortion of the housing market or nuisance?
2 What initiatives (of a legislative or any other nature) will the Commission take to ensure that authorities (particularly local authorities) have the necessary power to adopt local rules concerning landlords in the public interest?
3 In the context of the review of the e-commerce Directive, does the Commission intend to alter the definition of ‘information society services’ in such a way that companies such as Airbnb can be held liable for facilitating unlawful letting of property?