Italy Issues A Nationwide Ban on Uber

In a court ruling issued today, all of Uber’s
services have been banned in Italy after a
judge in Rome ruled in favor of Italy’s major
taxi associations that the ride-hailing
service amounted to unfair competition. The
ruling means Uber’s Black, Lux, Suv, X , XL,
Select, and Van services are all blocked
from operating in Italy and Uber cannot
advertise at all in the country.
Uber’s lawyers said in a statement says:
“‘we’re shocked. We will appeal this
ruling that is based on a 25-year-old
law. Now the government can’t waste
more time and needs to decide
whether it wants to remain anchored
to the past, protecting privileged
profits, or whether it wants to allow
Italians to benefit from new

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