The Labor Party and the Center Party want to reverse parts of Norway’s taxi reform

TaxiPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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The Labor Party (AP) and the Center Party (SP) want to reverse parts of the country’s taxi reform. However, according to the ESA, the system that applied before the reform was introduced was in conflict with the EEA regulations. 

Since the taxi reform was introduced in November last year, there has been explosive growth in the number of taxi licenses. The AP and the SP want to reverse parts of the reform if they win the election this autumn, E24 writes.

But such a reversal could be difficult. In 2017, the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) concluded that the old taxi scheme was in breach of the EEA Agreement’s rules on freedom of establishment. Three years later, the reform of the taxi industry became a reality.

“If the rules in Norway were to be changed back to what applied when the ESA delivered its reasoned statement… according to the statement, ESA would look at it as an EEA violation,” communications consultant Stefania Reynisdottir noted.

Among other things, the taxi reform has made it easier for people in Norway to get a taxi license. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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