Uber files second complaint against French law - Les Echos

Uber has filed a second complaint against a French law that the online taxi-booking service says favours regular taxis at its expense, French newspaper Les Echos said on Tuesday.

Reuters| Last Updated: Feb 18, 2015, 03:15 AM IST

Paris: Uber has filed a second complaint against a French law that the online taxi-booking service says favours regular taxis at its expense, French newspaper Les Echos said on Tuesday.

Uber last November filed a first complaint with the European Commission, the first of a series of challenges to EU member states reluctant to open their markets to the U.S. firm.

French business daily Les Echos, which says it has seen a copy of the complaint, said Uber`s aim was to put pressure on the European Commission so that it quickly opens an investigation.

Launched in California four years ago, the service has rapidly become popular in a number of countries because it often undercuts established taxi and minicab services.

Uber did not immediately reply to a request for comment.