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Germany: Uber wins Lithuania, loses Germany

 |  November 2, 2015

Uber proudly announced that it signed an agreement with Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, to launch a pilot program for its ridesharing service.

The 536,000 inhabitants of the Baltic capital will get a bonus in transportation flexibility, but other European countries seem to have mixed feelings about the American car hailing app.

In Germany, Uber withdrew from three major cities after the regulators urged the company to file in complex paperwork. Now, Uber officially abandoned Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburg, leaving almost 3 million people Uberless. The company stated that it expects to see disappointment from drivers and partners in the three urban areas.

Almost nine months ago, a judicial verdict in Frankfurt obliged Uber drivers to get licenses identical to those of standard cab drivers. A previous ruling decision allowed Uber to function across Germany was denied by the Frankfurt judge.

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