Uber Will Enter The Balkans Uninvited Because That's Never Backfired On Anyone Before - Dealbreaker

Uber Will Enter The Balkans Uninvited Because That's Never Backfired On Anyone Before

Uber: Zagreb sounds like a thing, huh?
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Remember when Uber had all that trouble in Paris?

Well, the Ayn Rand-themed car service that lives on your phone is apparently thinking that France sucks anyway. Croatia. Now that's where it's at.

Passengers in Croatia's capital Zagreb have a new travel option starting Thursday — an Uber ride.
Launching at noon local time, the service will initially only be available in its UberX variant, with licensed drivers working for the company as independent contractors.

Welcome to the beautiful city of Zagreb, Travis and friends. You're sure to be welcomed with open arms.

The arrival of one of the world's most valuable startups in the country has been rumored since April, with talk intensifying after Uber opened a job listing for several managerial positions in Zagreb in July.
Still, it comes as some surprise, as many locals believed Uber would have a tougher time traversing Croatia's notoriously problematic bureaucracy and perceived resistance from local taxi services.
The president of the Radio Taxi Zagreb association Jozo Kovačević vowed in April to “fight with all we can” against Uber’s arrival.

Oh. Good luck with that.

Uber arrives in Croatia despite taxi drivers' vow to revolt [Mashable]

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