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European Commission, 2016 – An Economic Policy Perspective on Online Platforms
Analysis from the European Comission - Scientific and Technical Research Reports which provides an overview of the relevant economic research literature on platforms or multi-sided online markets, until 2016. It discusses platforms from a regulatory policy angle, including potential market failures in platforms, the extent of self-regulation and possible regulatory responses through existing competition policy, consumer protection and data protection instruments.
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European Commission, Jun 2016 – A European Agenda for the Collaborative Economy
Initial report from the European Commission regarding the collaborative economy, a sector which is growing quickly and forces national, regional and local European public administrations to respond and attend this phenomenon following the principle of encouraging a legal environmentant which lets start-ups and entrepreneurs go ahead, respecting in any case their legal obligations regarding taxation and respecting labour rights.
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