Uber's journey-sharing service continues to be suspended in France
It feels like France hasn’t softened its stance in the direction of Uber: the nation’s Constitutional Courtroom has determined uphold a regulation that led to the banning of UberPOP earlier this yr. “POP” is the corporate’s experience-sharing service that makes use of automobiles owned and pushed by non-skilled drivers. Uber fought towards authorities’ determination, however the courtroom has rejected “all of the arguments raised by the corporate and declares the contested elements of the regulation as conforming with the Structure.” Based on Reuters, it is potential that this determination might additionally have an effect on a separate legal case filed towards Uber executives Thibaud Simphal and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty for illegally operating the experience-sharing service.
Uber has had a tumultuous historical past in France: a few of its automobiles have been violently attacked final yr, as taxi drivers protested its presence within the nation to the purpose of blocking main airport roads. Even so, the corporate nonetheless runs a extra conventional taxi-like service within the nation, in addition to in different elements of Europe the place UberPOP can also be banned, corresponding to in Italy, Spain and Germany.
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