Minister promises amendment following taxi driver Uber protests

The minister of transport, Dan Ťok, says he will push to change the law in response to repeated protests by Prague taxi drivers against Uber. The minister made the comment on Wednesday morning, prior to a government meeting to which the prime minister, Andrej Babiš, invited representatives of the taxi drivers.

Under Mr. Ťok’s proposed bill, ferrying passengers would be considered a binding rather than loose form of self-employment. This would mean that Uber and similar services – which taxi drivers regard as unfair competition – would only be able to operate if their drivers possessed taxi licenses.