Spanish taxi drivers call for ban of Uber e-hailing app

Monday 21 April 2014 | 11:51 CET | News
Spain's Taxi Confederation has called on the authorities to ban Uber, an app that links private taxi drivers with customers, arguing that it creates unfair competition and promotes "pirate transport" and the black economy. The taxi association has threatened further protests if the Spanish government, autonomous communities and local councils fail to take immediate action against the smartphone app, which they say sidesteps the rules that regular cabbies must adhere to and encourages tax fraud. Uber has replied with a post on its official blog stating that "safety, reliability and choice, not

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Companies: Google
Countries: Spain
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