What It Takes to Über in Europe? Uber Facing Big Regulatory and Political Hurdles in Europe.

The American venture capital backed low cost ride-sharing start-up, named after the German word Über, which means access and excellence, has been rebuked in Europe which made its parent company embroiled in a complicated mesh of courtroom battles and public inquiries. Two weeks ago, a Berlin court placed an interim injunction brought by the Berlin Taxi Association against UberBlack. Neither was the company’s experience in France a romantic one. In January Parisian taxi drivers went as far as vandalizing an Uber car during a strike trying to break into a vehicle carrying a passenger. In Brussels, a city court effectively banned Uber, threatening drivers with a €10,000 fine. The low-cost ride sharing model which has proven to be pretty successful in the U.S. is struggling in Europe.  Click Here