The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber is shutting down its activities in Denmark over a law proposal that toughens standards for cabs.
"It is good that Uber has realised that the concept and way they want to do business is not something we want to do in Denmark", said Christiansen according to Politiken.
Uber has been operating in Denmark for less than three years.
Uber says it had about 2,000 drivers and 300,000 people using its online application in Denmark.
"I believe that we should be open to new technology and innovative business models".
Even though under the newly introduced laws Uber may not be able to operate in Denmark unless changes are made, but the company will work with the government to help citizens enjoy the benefits of modern technologies.
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Uber driver Nicolai Jørgensen told Politiken that he had worked as a driver for the service to pay for expenses like vehicle finance, road tax, fuel and maintenance.
However, Uber said it will continue to operate a data centre in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark.
Uber has been a hot potato for the government since it entered the Danish market in 2014 as its cars and chauffeurs didn't adhere to the nation's taxi legislation. The taxi law enforces new measures such as fare meters and seat sensors.
But Uber spokesman Kristian Agerbo said the proposed law was "going in the wrong direction".
The closing of Uber in Denmark comes as bad news for the ultra-liberal junior partner in the government, the Liberal Alliance party. The case will come up in court by April-end. Is it an unlicensed taxi service? Those drivers would also be affected by a new law that sets a limit on issuing new cab licenses per quarter (125) that would dramatically curtail the addition of new drivers.