An Post will get cash to open up the market

An Post is likely to be compensated if new competitors ‘cherry pick’ lucrative, highly-populated areas after the postal market is opened up to competition in 2009.

21st October, 2006

A European Commission Directive announced last week by the EU Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy w ill expose An Post to the full rigours of competition in all sections of the postal markets in just over two years.

McCreevy sa id the directive would deliver ‘‘efficiency, quality, performance and profitability’’ to postal companies. European postal companies will be free to compete in the domestic letter market and deliver mail directly to the public....

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