Friday, September 29, 2006

[eu] open postal market under 50g by 2009

You saw the FT today? Europe’s market for postal services will be thrown open to unfettered competition from 2009, according to proposals to be presented by the European Commission as early as next month. Brussels is keen to sweep away the last remnants of an era in which postal services were dominated by state-owned monopolies, and complete the market’s transformation into a competitive service sector. Britain, Sweden and Finland have already introduced open competition in all postal markets, but are keen to see similar market opening in other countries. France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Greece and Poland rejected the move. My question to economics bloggers is, 'Is this free market economics or is it another example of EU interference?

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