EU Aims to Open Up Postal Services

The European Commission adopts a plan for full liberalization by 2009, eliminating national monopolies, which some countries have vowed to fight

The EU has embarked on a rocky road towards full-scale liberalisation of postal services, with the European Commission suggesting the bloc should open up the €90 billion sector by 2009 — but with countries such as France, Italy and Spain likely to press for much slower reforms.

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