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The Compensation Fund on the Postal Market: The Polish Case

In: The Changing Postal Environment


  • Mateusz Chołodecki

    (Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)


In 2008, the EU adopted the third postal directive. This legislation introduced the legal basis for gradual market opening. It set a deadline of 31 December 2010 for full market opening for 16 member states and 31 December 2012 for the remaining 11 member states, mostly from the Central and Eastern European countries (Crew and Kleindorfer 2008, p. 3; Snażyk 2015, p. 13). The third postal directive also changed the method, in which the universal postal service could be provided and financed. Additionally, the directive required the EU Commission to provide assistance to member states on its implementation, including the calculation of any net cost of the universal service (Bailly and Meidinger 2011).

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  • Mateusz Chołodecki, 2020. "The Compensation Fund on the Postal Market: The Polish Case," Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy, in: Pier Luigi Parcu & Timothy J. Brennan & Victor Glass (ed.), The Changing Postal Environment, pages 139-150, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:topchp:978-3-030-34532-7_11
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34532-7_11

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