Keyword: taxis

Uber and France spar over whether company is a transport service

The US company told Europe's top court that it was a digital service and thus not subject to a 2014 French law on taxis.

French government supports taxi licence refund plan

Transport minister said he hoped fund would guarantee that retiring drivers recover same amount it cost to buy the licences, plus inflation.

Taxi drivers take to the streets in day of French strikes

Hundreds of taxi drivers took to the streets of Paris, burning car tyres and blocking routes to the capital’s principal airports in major protest.

Travel chaos in France with major aviation and taxi strike

Airlines told to cancel one in five flights in face of air traffic controllers' strike, while taxi strike adds to travel and commuting woes.

French court upholds ban on Uber service using non-professional drivers

Firm had challenged new French law that banned its UberPOP service and updated rules on how taxi companies and chauffeured cars compete.

Uber suspends controversial UberPop service in France

Ride-hailing company pulls plug on service declared illegal months ago, just days after top executives were arrested and sent for trial.

Uber France bosses taken into custody

Two men are being questioned in connection with investigation into alleged 'illicit activity' linked to ride-hailing company’s app.

French government seeks to defuse violent Uber protests in Paris

President Hollande described the anti-Uber demonstrations as 'unacceptable' but said the app-based chauffeur system should be dismantled.

Anti-Uber protests turn violent in France

Cars are burned and tyres slashed as angry French taxi drivers block transport hubs in protest against the mobile-based service.

French cabbies barricade Paris roads in Uber protest

Access to three terminals at Paris's busy Charles de Gaulle airport was blocked as angry taxi drivers protested over unfair competition.

War between French taxis and ride-sharing service Uber deepens

French cab drivers call rolling strike on Thursday as Californian firm opens up its service in three new French cities, despite it being illegal.

Head of French cultural body resigns over '40,000-euro' cab bill

Row over boss of National Audiovisual Institute, Agnès Saal, was made worse by claims her son benefited from 6,700 euros worth of rides.

Uber faces new French legal challenge as taxi protest blocks Paris

The controversial amateur cab firm now faces a ban on its UberPop operations under a new French law to be enforced from January 1st.

French rail and taxi strikes set to cause travel chaos

The train strike, starting late Tuesday in protest at a reform of railways structure, coincides with that of taxi drivers against minicab services.

French government climbdown in taxi row

All new registrations of private-hire cabs are suspended after a series of protests by street taxi drivers angry at a breach of their monopoly.