Denmark likely to ban ridesharing service Uber

Two months after the ride-hailing app Uber was introduced in Denmark, the country's transport minister has said the service likely will be banned because it violates Danish law.

Magnus Heunicke says the concept of acting like taxi chauffeurs and communicating with potential customers via a was "contrary ... to what we can be allowed in Denmark."

Heunicke said Thursday he was not opposed to the ides of the service but that Denmark has "clear requirements" for ensuring and the training of employees.

A formal ban is subject to the outcome of a police investigation, instigated by the Danish Transport Authority which reported it to the police after the service opened in November.

Uber has been banned in several countries and cities in Europe.

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