The Estonian Parliament hopes to amend the country’s transportation act and become the first European country to legalize ridesharing. Estonian Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas, stated:
“Wouldn’t it be reasonable at a time when a large part of the world is finding protectionist reasons to prohibit the sharing economy if we, Estonia, would be the first country to welcome Uber, Taxify and Airbnb? These business models do not just mean better competition and better service levels, but they may also become a part of the solution to Estonia’s sparse population issue, and incentivize more people to become entrepreneurs”
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