Tags: EU | Denmark | Uber

Uber Vows to Fight in Denmark after Law Tightened

Friday, 10 February 2017 06:23 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber says it will stay in Denmark to "fight" after the government proposed toughening standards for cabs.

Uber's spokesman in Denmark, Kristian Agerbo, said Friday the proposal demanding cabs and cars for hire must have seat occupancy sensors and meters, was a blow "not only for Uber but also Denmark as a whole."

The proposal was backed by a majority in Parliament and presented Thursday. No date for the vote was announced.

Danish prosecutors say Uber — banned in several countries and cities in Europe — is akin to an illegal taxi service and a court ruling is pending on the company's services. According to Agerbo, some 2,000 people are "active drivers" with Uber and some 300,000 people have downloaded the app.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Europe
The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber says it will stay in Denmark to "fight" after the government proposed toughening standards for cabs.Uber's spokesman in Denmark, Kristian Agerbo, said Friday the proposal demanding cabs and cars for hire must have seat...
EU,Denmark,Uber
130
2017-23-10
Friday, 10 February 2017 06:23 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved