Brussels Minister: Apple and Google to remove Uber app




The Brussels Minister of Mobility Pascal Smet wants to remove Google and Apple app Uber their application stores. He also wants is blocked and he shall make a declaration against the company.

Uber Minister Smet of the Brussels Region will send a letter to Apple and Google with the request to remove the popular taxi app from their app stores; something which, moreover, is highly unlikely, not least because the investment arm of Google co-owner of Uber.

“I also know that they are not waiting in California on correspondence with Brussels Minister, but companies need to know that they can be made ​​if necessary accomplice in this country to illegal business practices,” says Smet opposite De Morgen.

The anger of Smet focuses on UberPop, an option in the Uber app that private car owners can drive taxi rides. As in the Netherlands – where UberPop operates in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague – is UberPop banned in Belgium because Pop taxi drivers have no license. The company ignored the ban, however, and continues to offer UberPop rides.

Smet also wants the police to block the domain He goes with the consent of the government declaration to the parquet. Also connect the Brussels region in to a case in the court of commerce that has been brought by taxi at Uber because of unfair competition.

Brussels is trying to hinder use of UberPop in the capital by fining drivers. Before ordering inspectors rides Uber app. The app is blocking the credit cards of the inspectors, however, Smet said to De Morgen. Moreover, as is an open secret, Uber pay the fines get drivers, allowing drivers just the street dare. Moreover, the drivers can also get a criminal record.

It is yet another legal setback for UberPop, which is restricted in many countries. Monday swept the Dutch court’s objection Uber against the ban of the table. At the same time created a stir when Uber driver raped a passenger in India, and the company subsequently was accused drivers not to screen properly. Incidentally wants the Dutch parliament that the government is investigating whether and how the app can be legalize

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