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2023 Author: Donald Evans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 05:03
BlaBlaCar is a really useful service that allows us to share a car, so that expenses such as gasoline and tolls are distributed among all the passengers who make the trip. Well, now we have the news that BlaBlaCar will be able to remain open, it will not be closed in a precautionary manner as seemed to happen due to a complaint that has already been filed months in process.
Confebús, the Spanish bus transport employer, had sueed BlaBlaCar for unfair competition It indicated that BlaBlaCar is for-profit (it was carries a commission per trip), and that its users do not have the necessary license, do not pay taxes or have transport insurance. BlaBlaCar is considered a simple social network, and indicates that its users only share expenses.
In any case, what the judge in charge has now decided is that BlaBlaCar should not be closed as a precautionary measure until the final decision has been reached According to his criteria, prohibiting his activity would mean anticipating the final sentence, and it is not justified. So, for now, BlaBlaCar will remain open.
We must not forget that Uber closed in Spain a long time ago, and it will reopen with another formula. But Uber is more about a personal taxi service, and the profit motive is clear from both the company and the drivers.
BlaBlarCar still has a trial ahead
BlaBlaCar is still open and has circumvented the precautionary closure, but the final decision has not been made. Regardless of the meaning of the first sentence that is handed down, it is clear that it will be appealed. So it seems that the legal war between Confebús and BlaBlarCar is going to be long Anticipating the result is risky: although BlaBlarCar works in other countries, we cannot assume that in Spain can continue its activity.
So BlaBlaCar is still open, it will not be closed on a precautionary basis, and the company has expressed its satisfaction with this decision. They believe that sharing private non-profit vehicles cannot be considered unfair competition, and remember that 2.5 million Spaniards travel more socially and economically thanks to them.
So the service will remain open, a strong endorsement of the collaborative economy Today, we can share everything from an appetizing home cooking to our free time to run errands. The labor market can be completely transformed!
What do you think that BlaBlaCar is still open? Do you think it is normal that the precautionary closure is not carried out, or do you have debts regarding the legality of this car sharing platform?