The EU can spread on the Internet platform call a taxi, Uber all the regulations of transportation companies, including the licensing of drivers and the requirement of compliance with limits the daily output. This was stated uridicheskoi Advisor to the European court of justice (ECJ) Maciej Szpunar.
“Electronic platform of Uber, although it is innovative, operates in the field of transport. Thus, its activities may be necessary, all relevant licenses and permits, in accordance with national standards (of the EU countries. – Ed.)”, noted Spooner.
The official position of the legal advisors of the European court of justice is not a binding judicial decision, but it is often taken into account and adequately reflected in the relevant verdict of the court.
The official decision of the EU court in the case of classification, Uber is expected in late summer.
Thus, the activities of Uber in the EU soon may be extended to all regulations that apply to the classic taxi companies.
In the return statement, Uber said that if it is officially recognized by transport company, it will not change the rules of his work in the most countries of the European Union, since it already there is regulated by the transport regulations.
“However, this will remove the prospect of much needed reform of outdated laws that do not allow the Europeans to obtain a reliable vehicle simply by pressing the button” – said in a statement.
As you know, Uber is an online service transport, allowing users through the app on a mobile phone to use the services of a driver of a private car. The company with headquarters in San Francisco (California) was founded in 2009. Now Uber operates in more than 500 cities around the world.