Uber, the company behind the mobile app that provides access to vehicles for hire, is in talks with Vilnius authorities about bringing the alternative to taxi service to the Lithuanian capital, LRT.lt reports.
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Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius met with Uber representatives for Eastern Europe on Friday. He said Lithuania's laws were not entirely favourable for the service, but added that Vilnius could launch a pilot project and then talk to the government about amending regulations.

Uber, head-quartered in San Francisco, USA, operates in 60 countries, including neighbouring Estonia and Poland.

The company has developed a smartphone app that allows users to call up drivers who use their own cars to provide passenger transportation service. Taxi drivers across Europe, who see the app as a threat to their business, have held protests, demanding that the service be banned.

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