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Uber to shut down services in Brussels from Friday after court ruling

Uber to shut down services in Brussels from Friday after court ruling

Uber has been ordered to pay a 300,000 euro ($336,600) penalty and a court-ordered partial shutdown imposed on its ride-hailing service.

A court ruled that a 2015 ban on private individuals offering taxi services also applies to professional drivers. A court ruled that a 2015 ban on private individuals offering taxi services also applies to professional drivers.

Uber Technologies Inc. said it would halt operations in Brussels from Nov. 26 after a court ruled that a 2015 ban on private individuals offering taxi services also applies to professional drivers.

Uber said the decision by the Brussels Appeals Court on Wednesday will affect around 2,000 drivers, and it urged the Belgian government to quickly change taxi service laws.

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