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Spanish regulator urges removal of obstacle to Uber's return


Contentious startup: Since its launch in Europe in 2011, the US startup Uber has drawn the ire of traditional taxi drivers and faced court injunctions in several countries, including Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands as well as Spain. — AFP

Contentious startup: Since its launch in Europe in 2011, the US startup Uber has drawn the ire of traditional taxi drivers and faced court injunctions in several countries, including Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands as well as Spain. — AFP

MADRID: Taxi-hailing service Uber could see a temporary ban in Spain overturned after a regulator said it had asked the government to remove restrictions on its service, saying they were anti-competitive. 

Uber, embroiled in disputes with authorities around the world after aggressive international expansion, suspended its service in Spain in 2014 when a judge imposed an injunction after a request from Madrid's taxi association. 

   

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