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UBER banned in Cluj Napoca

The ride-sharing application UBER has been banned in Cluj Napoca as of Friday, following the decision of the Court of Appeals in a lawsuit opened by taxi drivers. The lawsuit was opened two years ago. The first court had also ...

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More than 1,000 taxis used as protest in front of Gov’t offices, traffic almost blocked in Victoriei Square

More than 1,000 taxis are stationed Wednesday morning in Victoriei Square, as taxi drivers protest against UBER/Taxify (Bolt). The rally is organized by the Confederation of Authorized Operators and Carriers in Romania (COTAR) and is scheduled to take place until ...

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COTAR stage protests against alleged tax evasion from car-sharing companies, its president sued for fraud with European funds

Vasile Ștefănescu, president of the Confederation of Operators and Carriers in Romania (COTAR) will be judged for fraud with European funds. He is one of the leaders of taxi protests against the car sharing companies, accusing them of tax evasion. ...

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Law on taxi business, amended by the Gov’t. Uber’s stance

Deputy Prime Minister Daniel Suciu has announced on Friday, at the end of the Government sitting, that the Executive has adopted the emergency ordinance to amend Law no. 38/2003 regulating taxi and rental transport, inter alia by deleting the word ...

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Update2: Gov’t to issue ordinance against taxi piracy, as COTAR carriers protest against with 1,000 taxis. Uber and Taxify react

The Confederation of Operators and Carriers in Romania (COTAR) staged a protest in Victoriei Square on Thursday, with about 1,000 taxis, to complain against the drivers using the UBER/Taxify (Bolt) platforms. The Government and COTAR representatives had talks, the result ...

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Update: FORT Transport operators end protest on Gov’t promises, after blocking Victoriei Square with dozens of taxis and buses

The FORT operators have given up the protest downtown Bucharest, with the Government promise to approve their demands in the first sitting. The federation’s representatives were satisfied after the talks with Transport Minister Razvan Cuc, leaving the negotiations soon after ...

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Transporters to block downtown Bucharest in protest against the ‘false’ carriers: 5,000 cars come to Victory Square

The Confederation of Authorized Operators and Carriers in Romania (C.O.T.A.R.) will resume the street protests on Thursday, March 21, if the Government does not issue the emergency ordinance promised three weeks ago, the confederation informs on Tuesday. The protest will ...

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Taxi drivers protest downtown Bucharest, in other large cities. Traffic restricted in Victoriei Square

Taxi drivers have started a protest in Victoriei Square in Bucharest Wednesday morning against the applications like Uber. The protest started at 9.00h in front of the Government, as hundreds of taxis blocked the traffic since 6.30h. Similar protests are ...

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Carriers threaten President Iohannis over delay to name minister of Transports

The Confederation of Authorized Operators and Carriers in Romania (COTAR) has asked again President Iohannis to sign the revocation of the Transports minister Lucian Sova and to name the new proposed minister. In a press release issued on Friday, COTAR ...

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COTAR calls on President Iohannis to sign Transport Minister’s revocation

The Confederation of Authorized Operators and Carriers in Romania (COTAR) is calling on President Klaus Iohannis to revoke the resigning Transport Minister Lucian Sova. A release from COTAR on Tuesday, signed by leader Vasile Stefanescu, reads: “We kindly ask Mr. ...

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