The authorities in Denmark has reported Uber to the police in order protect local businesses. In Denmark the area is highly regulated because cab driving attracts immigrants with bachelor and university degree who cannot get their foreign education recognized in Denmark.
So in order to stop high educated immigrants from taking job positions from Danish workers with elementary school degrees in areas where they are equal qualified, the authorities demand a special education and a permit for both cab driving and limousine driving.
The App Uber allows ordinary people to use their private car for cab driving and it could lead to an increase in immigration which would be an additional burden for a system already under pressure.
The Danish authorities and local business have publicly stated that they intend to fight foreign based apps which could result in an increase of new businesses in Denmark to the very end. The Danish community is based on a social system where families slowly earn a raise in social status over generations. Children from the working class tend to leave with elementary school exam only. About 20 percent of all children in Denmark leave with only 9 years of education. Children from higher social classes tend to graduate high school and study at universities.
This social pattern ensures low crime rate and comfort among Danes who can live peacefully without being forced to outlive their potential.
Denmark has also sued Microsoft for 1 billion US Dollars accusing Microsoft for cheating in tax in relationship with relocating some of their activities to Ireland.
The hunt for U.S. businesses in Denmark are on.
- Trafikstyrelsen melder Uber til politiet (TV2 Nyhederne)
- Denmark wants $1 billion in back-taxes from Microsoft: local radio (Reuters)