Uber to pay Danish fine, avoid legal action

Published: 23:14, Jul 10,2020


Uber has agreed to pay a 25 million kroner fine in Denmark to settle claims of breaching local taxi law out of court, Danish police said on Friday.

The amount, equivalent to around 3.3 million euros or $3.7 million, should wrap up a saga that began in 2016 when an Uber driver in Denmark was charged with operating in violation of the country’s taxi legislation.

The US company was subsequently accused of complicity in the driver’s action.

California-based Uber has faced growing opposition from taxi owners and drivers across Europe and also in New York.

Danish police said on Friday in a statement that ‘the Dutch subsidiary has now accepted to pay a fine of 25 million kroner for complicity in violation of legislation on taxis’ in the country.

Uber’s Dutch subsidiary is in charge of the company’s activities in Europe.

The company says that it has around 2,000 drivers and 300,000 clients in Denmark. — AFP

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