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Spain: Taxi association rejects CNMC’s liberalisation

 |  September 15, 2015

Malaga’s Unified Autonomous Taxi Association (AUMAT) has expressed their “Total rejection” of Spanish competition regulator CNMC’s May ruling, which urges authorities to eliminate 16 of Málaga’s municipal Taxi regulations.

AUMAT’s president, José Royón, has dismissed the agency’s arguments for greater competition, stating that the proposed changes would represent a “total derregulation” of taxi services, with the possibility of “very negative” consequences.

According to AUMAT, Málaga’s capital has 1,434 taxi licenses, with several drivers out of work for over three months due to the “overestimation” of the market. “There is much more supply than demand, which is amplified by all the new bus routes and brutal competition from other services”, said Royón, who warned that the changes proposed by the CNMC might signal “the death of the Taxi union”.

Source: Te Interesa

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