Ride-sharing service Uber has announced that it will shut down activities in Denmark in protest over a new law introducing the same requirements for Uber as for other taxi services.
The Uber app will be defunct from 18 April, Uber’s spokesman in Denmark, Kristian Agerbo, said at a press conference in Copenhagen on Tuesday (28 March).
Uber has been active in Denmark for three years now, and its app has been downloaded by an estimated 300,000 people in the country.
“It is not necessarily a farewell to Denmark but a message that we can not live with the legislation that is now on the table. Therefore we have decided to close,” Agerbo said.
An engineering team with 40 staff in Aarhus, Denmark, is set to continue operations in technological development.
Uber said “For us to operate in Denmark again, the proposed regulations need to change. We will continue to work with the government in the hope that they will update their proposed regulations and enable Danes to enjoy the benefits of modern technologies like Uber.” …
Read more : EUObserver, 28.03.2017