Denmark Likely to Ban Ridesharing Service Uber

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -

Denmark’s transport minister says ride-hailing app Uber violates Danish law and will likely be banned in the Nordic country.

A formal ban is subject to the outcome of a police investigation, instigated by the Danish Transport Authority, which reported the service to the police after it opened in Denmark in November.

Magnus Heunicke said Thursday that car drivers acting like taxi chauffeurs and communicating with potential customers via a mobile application was “contrary … to what can be allowed in Denmark.”

Heunicke said that he was not opposed to the concept of a ride-sharing service but that Denmark has “clear requirements” for ensuring consumer safety and the training of employees.

Uber has been banned in several countries and cities in Europe.