EU court backs France ban Uber service without notifying Brussels

Luxembourg (AFP) – The EU’s top court on Tuesday backed France’s decision to ban a service by ridesharing firm Uber without notifying the European Commission, in a fresh setback to the US giant.

“Member States may prohibit and punish, as a matter of criminal law, the illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPop service, without notifying the Commission in advance,” the European Court of Justice ruled.