Nordic cities involve police to stop Uber

Uber recently launched in Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki

The cities of Oslo and Copenhagen have officially filed complaints with the police against Uber, arguing the car-sharing service lacks the necessary permits.

Uber recently launched in Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki, its first three trial cities in Scandinavia. But it does not have a permit “to manage a reservation platform,” Hans Edvartsen, Oslo’s urban environment chief, told the website e24.no, “and the drivers don’t have all the required papers.”

Founded in 2009, the San Francisco-based company lets customers to contact the nearest driver via an app and pay for their journey, without the use of meters or normal taxi regulations. It now operates in more than 200 cities in 45 countries.

Besides Oslo and Copenhagen, Uber also faces stiff opposition in countries like Germany, France and Spain.

AFP

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