Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 16 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 16 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Berlin authorities press e-scooter operators with voluntary agreements; City of Madrid looks to significantly deregulate taxis; and Brussels Regional transport authority calls on cities to designate no e-scooter zones.

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When regulation goes wrong: ride hailing in Spain

Written by Matthew Niblett on 14 Aug 2019

Over the last two years ride hailing policy in Spain has been mired in conflict between the industry, taxi drivers, national government, local governments and competition authorities. Rules have been changed, challenged, revised and devolved, leaving a fragmented system that does not work well for any of the stakeholders.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 9 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 09 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Spanish competition watchdog sues Barcelona over its ride hailing regulations; German cities call for more control over e-scooters; and taxi drivers urge Prime Minister to introduce ride hailing cap in London

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Cutting through the noise: how to regulate for subjective issues

Written by Megan Stagman on 06 Aug 2019

In recent years, the regulation of policy areas like privacy, genetically modified foods and pollution has shown that different countries can take wildly divergent approaches. The regulation of noise is a similarly subjective issue of great relevance to the emerging tech of electric vehicles and drones, in particular.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 2 August 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 02 Aug 2019

This week's top three: Paris e-scooter ordinance comes into force; German taxi drivers sue Uber; and Milan adopts new rules for e-scooters following national legalisation.

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Towards an enhanced responsibility of online platforms: the EU Digital Services Act

Written by Denisa Avram on 31 Jul 2019

Under long-standing EU rules online service providers enjoyed liability exemptions in many instances, but concerns about developments in the digital economy have led the European Commission to question these exemptions and consider new rules.

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Ursula von der Leyen: Policy priorities for the tech sector

Written by Owain Richards on 26 Jul 2019

The confirmation of Ursula von der Leyen as the next President of the European Commission for the 2019-24 term has significant implications for the tech sector. The Commission President has the ability to shape the EU’s policy agenda through providing ‘political guidance’ to the Commission and overseeing its work.

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 26 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 26 Jul 2019

This week's top three: UK court upholds congestion charge for ride hailing vehicles; Copenhagen places restrictions on e-scooter parking; Uber told to get branch office and business licence to operate in Austria

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Top 3 On Demand Mobility Stories in Europe - 19 July 2019

Written by Matthew Niblett on 19 Jul 2019

This week's top three: Germany's Transport Minister calls for more enforcement on e-scooters; France's Parliament fails to reach agreement on new mobility legislation; London cycling commissioner calls for regulations on e-scooters

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