How Germany's Ban on Uber Hurts the Poor

Taxi drivers gather at Tegel Airport on June 11 before a protest through Berlin Photograph by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Earlier this month, a court in Frankfurt ruled that the ride-sharing company Uber could not continue to operate in Germany. Uber was found to be in contravention of the country’s Passenger Transport Act, which mandates a permit to transport people commercially. The decision is the first nationwide ban on Uber and a setback to the company’s expansion plans in Europe.

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