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EU judges try to figure out what Uber is

Is Uber an app or a transport firm? This query has long vexed regulators and lawmakers across the region

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The car-hailing applicationĀ  accessed via smartphones and tablets has faced roadblocks, real and regulatory, across Europe, amid complaints brought by taxi drivers who say the company tries to unfairly avoid regulations that bind established competitors.

Luxembourg

FIFTEEN judges at the European Union's (EU) top court are trying to decide, once and for all, whether Uber Technologies Inc is an app or a transport company. The question has long vexed regulators and lawmakers across the region.

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