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Spain: Cabs call for anti-Uber alliance

 |  July 15, 2015

Fedetaxi said on Wednesday that it is working to create an alliance of European taxi drivers against ride-sharing company Uber to “broaden the basis of the taxi sector’s position”.

“Illegal networks such as Uber cannot be regulated using the excuse that they are not a part of the transport sector, but rather exclusively part of the digital market,” the driver association said in a statement. “This is not only false, but also could open the door to dismantling productive sectors such as the transport of passengers, while endangering the rights of European citizens through fiscal and social fraud.”

Fedetaxi said it plans to meet with other European taxi groups in the coming months and formalize an alliance in Brussels. The group also wants to discuss plans for better EU-wide regulations of the taxi industry.

Full content: El Pais

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