The cheaper UberPOP option is harder to find these days, though it’s still around. The government, however, has definitively stated this version is not legal, fining the organization and its drivers hundreds of thousands of euros so far and raiding the massive mobile development HQ in the center of town twice (though users haven’t faced any fines). Hoping to appease opponents, Uber is replacing UberPOP with the more legal budget variants UberX and Uber Taxis, where all the drivers are officially certified, but the struggle with The Man goes on.
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