Uber launched in march of last year a service called Uber X in Bacelona, which uses licensed commercial drivers.
The local government of Catalonia and the city council of Barcelona has decided to taxi services like Uber X is only allowed to pick up passengers on a scheduled run is at least 15 minutes delayed. The decision was made after taxi drivers have been on strike in the rounds in Barcelona.
The new restrictions that have been approved by the Catalan government gives us no choice but to pull into the Uber X while we evaluate our future in Barcelona, " says a spokesperson for Uber.
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