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Romania taxi drivers hold protest against ride-hailing firms

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Taxi drivers in Romania have held a protest against planned legislation that could allow ride-hailing firms like Uber, Bolt and Clever to start operating legally in the country.

Hundreds of drivers in their yellow cabs took part in Tuesday's protest in Romania's capital. The ride-hailing services are not currently allowed to operate and there are steep fines for breaking the law, but some are still working and risking getting fined.

New rules being considered, however, may soon allow ride-hailing firms to work under less strict standards than taxis.

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