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Germany: European Commission to probe state over Uber ban

 |  July 14, 2015

Earlier this year Germany enforced a ban on car service Uber. Germany’s ban on an Uber service faces a probe by the European Commission, as the US ride-hailing company called on Brussels to help in its fight with national regulators on the continent.

Uber had complained that Germany’s laws on taxis and rules on competition violated EU law. The commission last week took the company’s complaint to the next stage by demanding that Germany explain its rules, according to a letter seen by the Financial Times.

German courts have also demanded the company must hold a taxi operator’s licence, despite Uber arguing that it does not itself provide transportation. The company also believes these rules and others violate EU law.

Full content: The Financial Times

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