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In accordance with an announcement (the expert legal opinion?) by Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued Thursday May 11th., Uber is a transportation company and not a technological platform. This supposes a major blow to the business plans of the company, since from now on, all 28 governments of the block will demand that drivers meet the competencies of any other professional driver.
After several years under certain impunity, Uber is being questioned in the majority of countries where it operates today. It is banned in Italy; it is illegal in Colombia; and in the United States, it is facing criminal charges. In Chile, a bill that regulates the use of technological platforms within the transportation system is still being discussed, focused mainly on tax collection for the use of public roads