Evaluating Privatisation, Regulation and Liberalisation in the EU
Edited by Massimo Florio
Chapter 6: National public missions, diversity of operators and competition: postal services in the European Union
The opening up to competition promoted by the European Union and the decrease of the traditional mail activity have brought profound changes in the postal sector. The purpose of this chapter is to analyse, within this new environment, the transformation of operators’ ownership and behaviour and also of the public service obligation assigned to operators by national authorities. In this sector comprises a great diversity of strategies and a variety of conceptions on the part of national public authorities, characterising the coexistence in Europe of multiple models.
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