European justice knocks down Colau’s limitations on VTC licenses

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has agreed with the VTC corporations and has thought of that the limitation imposed by the mayoress of Barcelona Ada Colau on the granting of licenses for such a car goes in opposition to neighborhood regulation. passenger transportation. The Colau rule established that for each 30 taxi licenses, one VTC could be granted, one thing that, because the CJEU has dominated, violates the train of freedom of firm and, due to this fact, is opposite to Union Law.

“The requirement of an extra particular authorization and the limitation of the variety of licenses represent, each, restrictions to the train of the liberty of firm, for the reason that first successfully limits entry to the market to all newcomers and the second limits the variety of service suppliers. VTC companies established within the Barcelona Metropolitan Area”, quotes the sentence.

The resolution of the excessive court docket signifies that corporations similar to Uber, Cabify or Bolt can function with extra permits above that ratio established by the then mayoress of Barcelona.

However, the European excessive court docket does contemplate that it could be essential to require acquiring an extra license to that offered on the nationwide stage to make sure correct administration of transport, site visitors and public area and environmental safety.

The European Justice thus resolves the dangerous query referred by the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) relating to the case of Prestige and Limousine SL, a subsidiary of Cabify, which dropped at court docket the native regulation of VTC administration within the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona.