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Parliamentary questions
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6 February 2019
Question for written answer P-000720-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Luis de Grandes Pascual (PPE)

 Subject:  Taxis and chauffeur-driven car hire
 Answer in writing 

In recent years there have been problems in the European Union caused by changes in the area of mobility. Some of the modalities, such as chauffeur-driven car hire, are causing disruption in certain sectors, such as taxi services, and protests over the approval of new rules by regional or local authorities. In Spain, as in other Member States, it is, paradoxically, the regions or cities that have the power to regulate the sector, but the general public believe that common rules would make more sense.

In a 2017 judgment, the EU Court of Justice said that neither the Services Directive nor the Electronic Commerce Directive could be applied to these services. And it makes no sense to have different rules in the EU which may be difficult to realign in future and which do not protect citizens.

1. Does the Commission intend at least to go beyond the general framework laid down in the guidelines adopted in June 2016?

2. What are the options for trying to come up with a legal framework which improves on the current one, applies common minimum rules throughout the European Union and provides legal certainty for operators and greater protection for citizens?

Original language of question: ES 
Last updated: 13 February 2019Legal notice