Uber suspends service in Greece

Posted by Christian J. Hadjipateras 05/04/2018 0 Comment(s) Economia Blog,

The American-based company Uber announced earlier today that it would be suspending its service in Greece following approved legislation adding tougher regulations to the sector.

 

Uber, which operates a licensed service in the Greek capital, has faced opposition from local taxi drivers who accuse it of taking their business.

"New local regulations were voted on recently with provisions that impact ride-sharing services," Uber said in a blog post. "We have to assess if and how we can operate within this new framework and so will be suspending uberX in Athens from next Tuesday until we can find an appropriate solution."

 

Uber, which commenced operations in Europe back in 2011, has come under criticism numerous times over the years in various of the countries it operates in. Uber’s co-founder, Travis Kalanick, stood down as CEO last year.

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