Several European cities that make up the Eurocities alliance, including Paris, London, Helsinki and Barcelona, have called on the EC to impose stronger regulations on short-term holiday rental platforms such as Airbnb.

It could mean requiring the platforms to share more data with cities to aid oversight and compliance with local regulations, ahead of the forthcoming Digital Services Act.

Airbnb says it wants to collaborate with cities and regulators to “find common solutions and set clear, consistent and proportionate rules”.

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