“What Uber does in Lithuania, just like in other countries, is they start operations first and then think how to legalize them,” says Gražvydas Jakubauskas, the head of the Road Traffic Department at the Ministry of Transport and Communications. “Judging from what Uber representatives submitted to us last week, we cannot make a decision, because they were very clever about it. The copies they sent of their contracts with drivers and service users look more like IT service contracts.
“I’d say they are trying to balance in the grey area. We have recommended that they review and supplement the contracts, so that they are in line with our legislation.”
He added that, from a legal standpoint, Uber services fall in between taxi services and charter rides.