Uber has revealed that it wants to meet with Hungarian authorities to help develop new market regulations so they can remain in Hungary.
In a letter sent to the Ministry of National Development, Zoltán Fekete, Uber Hungary’s operations director, outlined proposals on regulations and taxation on the ride-sharing service, and also asked for a personal meeting with the state secretary.
The move comes just a few days after Uber collected 30,000 signatures supporting the company’s operations in Hungary.
Uber launched the petition last week after the Hungarian government announced proposed changes that could halt Uber from operating in the country. Under these changes Uber drivers operating unlawfully could lose their licenses if caught.
Taxi drivers have held numerous protests against Uber and unlicensed passenger transport. In response, the government last week vowed to ban the Uber app, suspend the license of Uber drivers for up to six months and ban their cars for up to three years.