The city outlawed Uber due to the company’s lack of approvals to operate. The Commercial Court, part of the European Union, stated that Uber drivers will be fined 10,000 euros ($13,800) if they violate this mandate and continue operating.
On Thursday, a Berlin court banned Uber’s services after a complaint was filed by the Berlin Taxi Association. The BTA accused Uber of not following local licensing rules.
Paris taxi drivers are protesting against Uber because the company does not pay the almost $300,000 price tag for a Paris taxi permit.
Spanish taxi drivers have called for a ban on Uber, threatening to initiate a country-wide protest. The drivers say Uber places passengers at risk, as well as potentially leaving 100,000 taxi drivers jobless.
Yes, Uber’s European expansion is getting rougher by the day. How do you say ‘Uber is merely a technology company’ in French? Must not translate very well.