The Brussels ban on taxi app Uber is bad for freedom. This enables the company behind the app. The company behind the app gets support from EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes. “Uber is one hundred percent welcome in Brussels”, let the Commissioner know.
According to Uber, the Brussels court that the taxi app banned in the Belgian capital, the choice of tires placed . The judge took the stripe by UberPop, a service of the taxi app that private car owners to drive taxi rides. Taxi hitched the lawsuit because they saw an unfair competitor in Uber.
Uber suggests that consumers taxi in Brussels’ repeated deficiency have done. “ “If someone would have spanned a lawsuit would be the consumer Brussels and Brussels taxi driver should be,” says Uber spokeswoman Susanne Stulemeijer. According Stulemeijer trying to protect taxi companies at the expense of the freedom their own interests.
The Dutch European Commissioner Neelie Kroes agrees with Uber. “I am outraged by the decision of the court”, let the Commissioner know in a written response. “The court protects a taxi cartel. Uber to me is one hundred percent welcome in Brussels.”
According to the court UberPop not comply with the law, partly because drivers do not have a license. Uber is also active in the Netherlands, but does not. UberPop the service However, regular users can book taxis