Uber allowed to continue operations in Italy after court lifts injunction

Uber allowed to continue operations in Italy after court lifts injunction

Seven days after a court in Italy decided to officially ban Uber, another court in Rome has decided to suspend a lower court’s rule banning the ride-hailing service company from operating in the country completely.

A judge in Rome has allowed Uber to continue its operations in Italy, at least until it’s done appealing its total ban.

An Uber spokesperson told Engadget that “drivers and riders… can now continue using the Uber app until the court’s appeal ruling.” Uber promises to “continue fighting this judgement in the hope that Italians will be able to enjoy the benefits of modern technology that provides reliable transportation at the push of a button.”

Read also: Court in Italy bans Uber, gives it 10-days to pack and leave

The ban which was initially placed on Uber by a lower court cited unfair competition with traditional transportation offerings (like taxis).

Uber is also returning to Taiwan after agreeing to continue its operations in the country through partnerships with car rental companies.

The Taiwanese government suspended Uber for operating as an internet-based tech platform rather than a transportation company a few months ago.




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