An Italian court has ordered Uber to cease to operations in Italy, citing the tech giant’s unfair monopoly of the taxi industry. This is a further blow for Uber’s operations in Europe and follows Denmark’s announcement to ban the taxi app last month.
Uber has faced huge opposition in the country from taxi associations who cannot compete with them in the price war. A Rome court has given Uber 10 days to stop all activities within the country, after which they must pay €10,000 per day to stay active. The company has been penalized for non-compliance with the countries transportation laws, which it says give the company unfair advantage.
Uber told La Repubblica that it will appeal the decision. The company said that the transportation law is outdated and doesn’t benefit Italian users