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Postal users disappointed by delay in postal liberalization
Brussels, 19 June 2007
 
The Postal Users Group (PUG) expressed disappointment about the further delay in the liberalization of the postal market following the vote in the Transport Committee of the European Parliament yesterday. MEPs rejected the Commission’s proposal of confirming 2009 as the fixed deadline for monopolies and opted for 2 – 4 years before liberalization for the dominant postal operators finally takes place.
 
PUG has throughout stressed the need for the Public Postal Operators (PPOs) to focus on user needs – such as small and large publishers, e-commerce providers and direct marketers - to achieve the full potential of the sector. This is a message that PPOs working in liberalized – or soon to be liberalized – markets are taking to heart, and are working with users to launch innovative new products and services that help grow mail volumes and provide a sustainable future for universal service.
 
Commenting on the vote, Per Mortensen, Chairman of the PUG, noted that “if the extra years of monopoly permit the operators to delay the transformation of their businesses to partner with their customers, then the politicians will have done no-one – least of all the operators themselves – any favors”.
 
For more information, please contact:
Wout van Wijk
Postal User Group (PUG) Secretariat
FEDMA-Federation of European Direct & Interactive Marketing
' + 32 2 778 99 25 / +32 473 685 864
7 + 32 2 778 99 24
* wvanwijk@fedma.org

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