Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Erdogan to rid Turkish institutions of ‘separatist cancer’ after coup attempt

Read more

ENCORE!

The best of summer music festivals in France

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

Read more

#TECH 24

Digital beauty

Read more

FOCUS

Women doctors in Pakistan challenge the status quo

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump hopes to reset America's trade relations

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump's speech was just another scam'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cazeneuve at the heart of Nice security controversy

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: Prosecutors seek longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius

Read more

France

French court orders Uber to pay €1.2 million to taxi group

© AFP (file photo) | A French court has ordered Uber to 1.2 million euros to a taxi group for picking up passengers in the street

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2016-01-27

App-based taxi firm Uber has been ordered to pay 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) to a French taxi group by a Paris court, according to documents seen by AFP on Wednesday.

The payment to the National Union of Taxis (UNT) followed a complaint that Uber drivers were acting as traditional taxis -- waiting in the street in the hope of picking up passengers.

The ruling comes on a second consecutive day of large-scale protests by taxi drivers angry over the impact of Uber, which Paris dispatchers say has taken up to a third of their business.

Uber France was accused by the UNT of being "ambiguous" in its communications with drivers about the rules for private hire cars, which under French law are supposed to head back to their garages after each fare, rather than park or circulate on public roads.

Uber denied the charges, saying it "regularly informs" its drivers of the need to return to their garages after a journey.

(AFP)

Date created : 2016-01-27

  • FRANCE

    Transport strife feared as French taxi strike enters second day

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Arrests as major strike causes travel chaos across France

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Taxi drivers clash with police as France hit by wave of strikes

    Read more

COMMENT(S)