Uber fights European bans by filing complaints against Germany and Spain

Uber has responded to its bans in Germany and Spain by filing complaints against the two nations.

Earlier this year, Germany banned the mobile cab-sharing company for the second time after saying it didn’t comply with the country’s taxi licensing requirements.

In addition, it has filed complaints against France, who Uber says has laws in place that make it easier on regular cab companies, and harder on ride sharers.

"We have received two complaints against France and one against Germany," spokesperson for the European Commission told Reuters. "We don't close the doors to possibilities offered by new technologies, but we do think that things need to happen within a framework which also covers existing legislation," the spokesman said.

The spokesperson did not comment on the Spain complaint.

San Fransisco-based Uber has received much backlash globally for many aspects of its infrastructure, including licensing issues and driver compensation.

In total, Uber has received injunctions in five European countries, including Belgium and the Netherlands.

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