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Uber banned from operating in Italy


Ruling in suit filed by taxi groups finds the mobile app constitutes unfair competition, Reuters reports
Taxi drivers went on strike in Rome and across Italy earlier this year to protest against an amendment that would deregulate the sector of transport, enabling a wider use of Uber.
Uber has hit a roadblock in Italy.
An Italian court has blocked the ride-hailing company from operating in the country, ruling that the use of the service’s mobile apps constituted unfair competition, according to a Reuters report. The ruling, which was in response to a lawsuit filed by Italy’s major traditional taxi associations, also prohibits the startup from promoting or advertising its services in Italy.

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