UberPop banned in Netherlands for lack of license

On December 8, 2014, Dutch judges banned the UberPop ridesharing service that was launched as a pilot project in Amsterdam between July and September 2014, followed by an expansion into The Hague and Rotterdam. The Hague-based Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal ruled "Drivers who transport people for payment without a License are breaking the law". Uber's official response indicated that the company would continue to offer the service, despite the €100,00 fine and the €40,000 fine for drivers who are apprehended.