Estonia to legalize Uber as “negotiated passenger transport”

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A London black cab taxis during a protest in central London, Britain, 10 February 2016.

The country, a European leader in digital modernization, establishes specific requirements for ridesharing services


The unicameral parliament in Estonia, Riigikogu, passed a bill that provides the legal framework for ridesharing services in the country last Thursday. The bill categorizes services such as Uber, Taxify, Hopp and Wisemile as “negotiated passenger transport,” and establishes standard requirements for service providers as well as their respective electronic systems. According to spokespeople at the Riigikogu, the bill aims to encourage ridesharing that enjoys minimal government interference but th...


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