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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Taxi companies in Timisoara sue Uber for unfair competition

An association in Timisoara and several taxi companies sued the local subsidiary of US ridesharing company Uber for unfair competition, local Profit.ro reported.

Some of the plaintiffs in this case are Association Banat Taxi, Escort Regal SRL, Favorit Pro Drive SRL and Lucky Taxi SRL. Meanwhile, Uber Systems Romania, Raiser Operations BV and Uber BV, the last two based in the Netherlands, are the defendants.

Uber Romania officials told Profit.ro that tens of thousands of locals and tourists use the Uber services in Timisoara while hundreds of drivers earn an extra income through their partnership with Uber. The company will thus continue the dialogue with the authorities while taking “proactive steps towards a licensed model.”

This action comes after the Specialized Tribunal of Cluj has banned the “unfair competition practices” of Uber in Cluj-Napoca in June this year. The practices refer to providing transport services without holding the legal authorizations. The decision, which is not final, came in a lawsuit opened against Uber in 2016 by an association of taxi companies.

Uber launched its services in Timisoara in November 2016. The company is also present in Bucharest and Brasov.

Uber triples profit in Romania in 2017

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Taxi companies in Timisoara sue Uber for unfair competition

An association in Timisoara and several taxi companies sued the local subsidiary of US ridesharing company Uber for unfair competition, local Profit.ro reported.

Some of the plaintiffs in this case are Association Banat Taxi, Escort Regal SRL, Favorit Pro Drive SRL and Lucky Taxi SRL. Meanwhile, Uber Systems Romania, Raiser Operations BV and Uber BV, the last two based in the Netherlands, are the defendants.

Uber Romania officials told Profit.ro that tens of thousands of locals and tourists use the Uber services in Timisoara while hundreds of drivers earn an extra income through their partnership with Uber. The company will thus continue the dialogue with the authorities while taking “proactive steps towards a licensed model.”

This action comes after the Specialized Tribunal of Cluj has banned the “unfair competition practices” of Uber in Cluj-Napoca in June this year. The practices refer to providing transport services without holding the legal authorizations. The decision, which is not final, came in a lawsuit opened against Uber in 2016 by an association of taxi companies.

Uber launched its services in Timisoara in November 2016. The company is also present in Bucharest and Brasov.

Uber triples profit in Romania in 2017

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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