President Francois Hollande took a stance in the dispute between Uber Technologies Inc. and French taxi drivers, calling the company’s low-cost UberPop ride-hailing service illegal and asking for its termination.
“UberPop must be dismantled and made illegal,” Hollande said at a press conference in Brussels during the European Council summit. “And cars will have to be seized. But we live by the rule of law and the state won’t seize the cars itself, it must be authorized to do so by a court decision.”
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