A judge puts a temporary ban on Uber in Spain following complaints by the Madrid Taxi Association that claim Uber is unfair competition. Uber says it is still operating in the country as The Madrid Taxi Association needs to raise a €10,000 down-payment before the ruling can come into effect. Uber statement:
UberPop is our ride-sharing solution and is about sharing the costs of vehicle ownership and helping people give up their cars and we will continue to run the service. This ruling is inconsistent with broad political acknowledgement in Spain and across the European Union on the benefits of sharing economy services. Uber will continue to comply with Spanish law and is currently assessing its legal options under this sudden and unusual proceeding.