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Uber returns to operate in Barcelona amid tensions with the taxi sector.

Uber returns to operate in Barcelona amid tensions with the taxi sector.
Territorial aspects March 15, 2018

The application of transport by city Uber has returned this week to work in Barcelona in the midst of a great controversy with the taxi sector, which already announces mobilizations and conflicts. Thus, one of the first examples of this “conflict” has been the appearance of Uber advertising marquees boycotted and modified: where “Uber” put “taxi” now, and where there was a picture of a car from the platform, there is now a photo of a conventional taxi.

This action has allegedly been carried out by “activists” of the Elite Taxi Association of the city of Barcelona, ​​who has announced a demonstration shortly. The problem is complex because at present, the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court and other regional superior courts, indicates that the transport service with driver through VTC licenses is perfectly legal and adjusted to law, so that the activity of drivers who provide this service with that license through Uber or Cabify is, in principle, legal.

More information about the conflict here or here.