In June 2016, the European Commission (EC) issued the European Agenda for the Collaborative Economy. This paper evaluates the status of most of the regulatory areas of the collaborative economy covered by the European Agenda (market access requirements, consumer protection, employment, and taxation) in four EU member countries (Slovenia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia) which were not included in the EC document. Further, this paper compares the regulatory environment in these countries with the objectives and aims outlined in the European Agenda. Along with innovative examples of the collaborative economy in these four countries, attention is devoted to the areas where there is room for improvement. The regulatory frameworks analysed in this paper may inspire a transition to better regulatory environments for the collaborative economy in other countries around the world.
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