The crazed central planners in Sweden have used government muscle to shut down Uber in the country.
Uber will shut down its ride-sharing service UberPop in Sweden on May 18 as the company struggles with local taxi regulation, reports Bloomberg.
In an e-mailed statement, Uber said its car-pooling service had "encountered some resistance" and that Sweden "needs a modern and clearer regulatory framework for the emerging sharing economy."
UberPop became available in Sweden in September 2014 and has operated there ever since. However, it recently suffered a setback when a local driver was sentenced and fined by Sweden’s Svea Court of Appeal for illegal taxi trade and breaching related local laws.