“We need a European Approach”: Dita Charanzova MEP on the Sharing Exconomy 

Czech MEP DIta Charanzová discusses Uber & Co.

Successful service providers such as Uber or Airb BnB are an example of how strongly the sharing-economy is not only influencing, but also changing existing business models. Necessarily, that also leads to discussions about the need to revise existing regulatory frameworks. In the following week, the European Commission is expected to publish guidelines about how existing EU laws and regulations can be applied to Uber & Co.

We talked to Czech ALDE Member of the European Parliament Dita Charanzová:

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TTIP and the Digital Agenda – Working lunch with Dita Charanzová MEP

“Non-tariff barriers on the US market are raising costs for EU exporters by 10-15%. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would remove these extra costs and make European producers more competitive” argued Dita Charanzová, Czech MEP in the ACharanzovalliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group during a working lunch with Czech journalists in Prague. Continue reading

Upcoming Event: “Balancing economic growth and sanctions on Russia – Challenges for the Latvian EU Presidency”

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 Econ Growth

8.00 – 9.30h

Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

About the event

With the beginning of the New Year, Latvia took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union – for the first time since it became an EU member state.

A focal point of the country’s presidency will be the promotion of jobs and growth. Having suffered a severe economic crisis itself, Latvia might have just the right recipes to restore confidence and spark economic growth – with a special focus on the digital arena.

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