On Monday the Hungarian parliament has adopted the latest amendment to the law on passenger transport services, which allows to block Internet applications of passenger service companies whose operator does not meet the requirements. According to Zoltán Novák, lawyer of TaylorWessing international law firm, the case is in the hands of the European Court of Justice. “This is basically due to the fact that the activities of the Hungarian Uber constitutes cross-border services. The Uber app is operated by the Dutch subsidiary company, Uber BV and the passengers directly pay the fees to this company. Therefore, the question arises, it does not violate the strict control of the Hungarian EU principle of freedom of service providing “- points out the Taylor Wessing’s attorney.
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