Uber on brink of pausing operations in Brussels after court ruling


Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks at a product launch event in San Francisco, California on September 26, 2019.

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Uber has been ordered to stop offering its main ride-hailing service in the Belgian capital of Brussels from Friday evening.

The Brussels Appeal Court ruled on Wednesday that a 2015 ban on private individuals offering taxi services also applies to professional drivers.

“From this Friday, you won’t be able to get an Uber ride in the EU capital,” Uber wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “We’re disappointed with today’s court decision to close our Brussels app.”

Uber said the decision goes against the European Commission’s digital and green ambitions. The…


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