Alternative taxi service Uber is temporarily suspending its operation in Slovakia. Users will not be able to order the service as of March 27 from 22:00.
The company has already informed its drivers, the Sme daily reported.Read also:Read more
The decision follows the ruling of the district court in Bratislava, which ordered Uber to switch off the application.
“We learned about the court decision even though we have not officially received it yet,” Uber wrote to its drivers, as quoted by Sme. “We thus decided to suspend operation in Bratislava until the situation is solved.”
The ruling is not valid yet and it is possible Uber will appeal it.
“Neither Uber B.V. nor Uber Slovakia has received any court decision yet,” the company wrote in its statement, as quoted by Sme. “We will provide more information after receiving and analysing the document.”
Meanwhile, the Transport Ministry, led by Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd), plans to change the rules for taxi drivers. This means that Uber may follow specific rules and regulations in the future.
27. Mar 2018 at 23:11 | Compiled by Spectator staff