Uber to face stricter EU regulation after ECJ rules it is transport firm
Company loses challenge by Barcelona taxi drivers’ group, which argued Uber was directly involved in carrying passengers
Uber is a transport services company, the European court of justice has ruled, requiring it to accept stricter regulation and licensing within the EU as a taxi operator.
The decision in Luxembourg, after a challenge brought by taxi drivers in Barcelona, will apply across the whole of the EU, including the UK.
Source: Guardian Transport