Andrej Plenkovic: ”Using Uber is against Croatian regulations”

Lauren Simmonds

A statement from the Croatian Prime Minister on the Uber scandal that took Zagreb and other cities by surprise yesterday.

As 24sata reported, on Wednesday, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic made it clear that talks with representatives of the relevant ministries and those who are protesting because of the use of Uber in Croatia have been held, and said that the use of the otherwise popular Uber app was contrary to regulations in Croatia, which resulted in a series of sanctions.

”The use of Uber’s transport is contrary to the positive regulations in Croatia” Plenkovic stated in the introduction to the Government’s session, additionally noting that the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure had been continuously inspecting drivers and vehicles without a valid license in accordance with Croatian legislation.

Up to now, more than 170 inspections have been carried out, resulting in fines of roughly 5.2 million kuna, 11 confiscated vehicles and 19 verdicts in misdemeanor courts.

He added that the relevant authorities, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of the Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts and the Central State Development Office for the Development of the Digital Society conducted their analysis in accordance with their competencies and “will, in due course, propose the appropriate amendments and additions to the applicable laws in order to regulate this issue more precisely.”

”I believe that the dialogue, which is currently being conducted by state secretaries along with the organisers of protests, will result in the end of the protests and possible solutions to this situation, which obviously burdens a number of taxi services and taxi drivers throughout Croatia, and particularly in Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb” said Plenkovic.



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