‘Hundreds of Croatian taxi drivers on Wednesday blocked one of the capital’s main boulevards with their cars to protest against Uber services in the country.
They demanded that the US-based ride-hailing company’s app be banned, claiming it has been operating illegally in the country for two years.
The Croatian government on Wednesday discussed the protesters’ demands and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said “we have concluded that transportation via Uber is against the current regulations in the Republic of Croatia.”
Plenkovic said authorities already have carried out 170 inspections, handed down fines worth 5.2 million Croatian kunas (700,000 euros; $779,000) and confiscated 11 cars over the issue. He urged the taxi protesters to stop their action until a solution is worked out.’