Denmark must drop the requirement that the owners of the taxiselskaber must be resident in the EU or partner countries.
Taxiloven, which two years ago was adopted by a broad majority in the Danish Parliament, needs to be changed.
this was stated by The transport minister Benny Engelbrecht (S) in a press release.
the Reason is that a Danish requirement that the group of owners of a taxi company must be resident in the EU or the EEA in order to be able to get a permit for commercial passenger transport or to drive a kørselskontor, is in conflict with the law.
- I note that the requirement is in conflict with the law. Therefore, we must have amended the applicable law, " says Benny Engelbrecht.
While the EU consists of 28 countries composed the EEA of the EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
the minister of Transport has Wednesday held a meeting with transportordførerne behind taxiloven. In addition to the Social democrats is the SF, The Radical Left, The Conservatives, the Danish people's Party and Liberal Alliance.
It is the state's primary attorney, the Attorney general, who has advised that the Danish residence requirement is in conflict with the law. More specifically, the contrary with the rules on the free movement of capital and freedom of establishment.
the Transport ministry announces that Færdselsstyrelsen from today's date will fail to enforce the residency requirement.
There will also be drafted a bill to change the taxiloven, so that the residency requirement be deleted from the law.
the Decision, to the group of owners of a taxi company should be resident within the EU or EEA, has previously been criticized by several experts.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 11 December 2019, 17:00