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16 The Portugal News • 18 Aug 2018                                 News


      ‘Uber’ law comes into force on 1 November                                                                                 National


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                                                                                The law governing ride-hailing applications in
                                                                                The law governing ride-hailing applications in
                                                                                The law governing ride-hailing applications in
                                                                                The law governing ride-hailing applications in
                                                                                The law governing ride-hailing applications in
                                                                                Portugal for companies such as Uber and Cabify
                                                                                Portugal for companies such as Uber and Cabify
                                                                                Portugal for companies such as Uber and Cabify
                                                                                Portugal for companies such as Uber and Cabify
                                                                                Portugal for companies such as Uber and Cabify
                                                                                is scheduled to come into force on 1 November
                                                                                is scheduled to come into force on 1 November   blackout
                                                                                is scheduled to come into force on 1 November
                                                                                is scheduled to come into force on 1 November
                                                                                is scheduled to come into force on 1 November
                                                                                after many months of discussion and endless
                                                                                after many months of discussion and endless
                                                                                after many months of discussion and endless
                                                                                after many months of discussion and endless     upheaval
                                                                                after many months of discussion and endless
                                                                                protests by traditional taxi drivers.
                                                                                protests by traditional taxi drivers.
                                                                                protests by traditional taxi drivers.
                                                                                protests by traditional taxi drivers.
                                                                                protests by traditional taxi drivers.
                                                                                       here are three   platform operators must  Many people will have
                                                                                                                                Many people will have
                                                                                                                                Many people will have
                                                                                                                                Many people will have
                                                                                                                                Many people will have
                                                                                       international ride-  pay a contribution to  been left bewildered
                                                                                                                                been left bewildered
                                                                                                                                been left bewildered
                                                                                                                                been left bewildered
                                                                                                                                been left bewildered
                                                                                       hailing Apps in  cover the administrative
                                                                                                                                late on Sunday night
                                                                                                                                late on Sunday night
                                                                                                                                late on Sunday night
                                                                                                                                late on Sunday night
                                                                                TPortugal Uber,         costs of the regulation  late on Sunday night
                                                                                Cabify and Taxify, plus a  equivalent to five percent  after a nationwide
                                                                                                                                after a nationwide
                                                                                                                                after a nationwide
                                                                                                                                after a nationwide
                                                                                                                                after a nationwide
                                                                                domestic platform called  of their intermediation  technical glitch saw
                                                                                                                                technical glitch saw
                                                                                                                                technical glitch saw
                                                                                                                                technical glitch saw
                                                                                                                                technical glitch saw
                                                                                Chofer.                 fee.
                                                                                                                                the country’s
                                                                                                                                the country’s
                                                                                                                                the country’s
                                                                                                                                the country’s
                                                                                The companies will have  The drivers will have to  the country’s
                                                                                                                                Multibanco ATM
                                                                                to get a licence from the  have had a car driving  Multibanco ATM
                                                                                                                                Multibanco ATM
                                                                                                                                Multibanco ATM
                                                                                                                                Multibanco ATM
                                                                                Portuguese Instituto da  licence for more than  machines black out for
                                                                                                                                machines black out for
                                                                                                                                machines black out for
                                                                                                                                machines black out for
                                                                                                                                machines black out for
                                                                                Mobilidade e dos        three years.
                                                                                                                                an hour and a half.
                                                                                                                                an hour and a half.
                                                                                                                                an hour and a half.
                                                                                                                                an hour and a half.
                                                                                Transportes, which is   The drivers are also    an hour and a half.
                                                                                valid for 10 years.     going to have to pass a
                                                                                Only companies will be  training course, though   Technical problems
                                                                                able to get a licence and  the length of the course  meant it was not possible
      New rules regulating urban transport companies such as Uber, will come into effect on 1
      New rules regulating urban transport companies such as Uber, will come into effect on 1  use the platforms.  has not yet been defined.  to make payments,
      New rules regulating urban transport companies such as Uber, will come into effect on 1
      New rules regulating urban transport companies such as Uber, will come into effect on 1
      New rules regulating urban transport companies such as Uber, will come into effect on 1
      November. (Photo: Lusa)
      November. (Photo: Lusa)                                                   The new law says that the             TPN/Lusa   withdrawals, nor used the
      November. (Photo: Lusa)
      November. (Photo: Lusa)
      November. (Photo: Lusa)
                                                                                                                                 MB Way payment system.
                                                                                                                                  An official source from
      Agreement signed for new digital highway linking Portugal with Brazil                                                      national Interbank
                                                                                                                                 Services company SIBS,
                                                                                                                                 told news site Diário de
        A group of 11 European  and Brazil, the European  exchanges as well as  development of the data   The commission said it  Noticias that the problem
       and Latin American      Commission said on      business.”               economy,” the statement  would invest €26.5 million,  was due to “technical
       research and education  Monday.                   Construction of the cable  released by the European  with funding from Horizon  issues” which had been
       networks have signed an  The cable will be      will start in the coming  Commission reads.      2020, the Copernicus     identified and the
       agreement to build      operational from 2020, the  months, as soon as the  “It will significantly  programme and the     necessary measures
       Ellalink, an underwater  European Commission    contract begins.         strengthen the links    regional Development     employed to solve them.
       fibre optic cable under the  said, adding that it would  “This transatlantic link  between research and  Cooperation Instrument,  The first glitches were
       Atlantic ocean, which will  “provide reliable high-  will provide researchers  education networks in the  alongside the group of  noted at around 10pm,
       link Europe and Latin   capacity connectivity to  and companies with an  two continents, enabling  public stakeholders.   and resolved by 11.30pm,
       America through Portugal  boost scientific and cultural  essential facility for the  new collaborative activities.”  TPN/Lusa  according to SIBS.
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