The court said Uber can't operate because it doesn't have paperwork for a taxi service in the country. i.e. A permit under the Passenger Transport Act. Despite the preliminary decision and a possible fine of 250,000 euros, Uber says it will continue operating.
Trying to limit people’s choice doesn’t ever seem like a good idea. However, it was the idea behind the recent lawsuit filed by Taxi Deutschland in Frankfurt. We believe innovation and competition is good for everyone – riders and drivers, everyone wins. You can’t put the brakes on progress.
The services offered via Uber’s app have been embraced by German riders and drivers. There is a reason why Germany is one of the fastest growing markets in Europe. It is because German people love smart choices, smart cities and Uber’s first class service.
Uber will carefully review the content of the preliminary decision of the Frankfurt Regional Court, and will appeal this decision and vigorously defend the claim that has been filed by Taxi Deutschland.
Uber will continue its operations – and will continue to offer its services via its app – throughout Germany.
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