French Uber inquiry finds ‘gaping loopholes’ remain in lobbying rules

  • July 18, 2023
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Firm benefited from close relationship with Emmanuel Macron when he was economy minister, inquiry finds

A French parliamentary investigation into Uber has concluded there are “serious flaws” in France’s system of governing the gig economy, with “gaping loopholes” in rules around transparency still in place almost 10 years after the ride-hailing app established itself in Paris and beyond.

The six-month investigation, prompted by the Guardian’s Uber Files revelations last year and involving 67 hearings and testimony from 120 witnesses, found Uber benefited from a close relationship with Emmanuel Macron when he was the economy minister and the company was trying to establish its services.

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