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Competition Law in the Postal Sector: Trends and Analyses of Competition Cases in Europe

In: The Changing Postal Environment


  • Olga Bohorquez Suarez

    (Institutional Affairs and Regulation—Groupe La Poste)

  • Jade Neveu

    (Regulated Activities and Consumption—Groupe La Poste)


The opening of the European postal sector to competition has taken place in a gradual and controlled way. Over the last three decades, the European Commission (EC) has set the regulatory landscape with three Directives. In the meantime, continuing technological developments, in particular, in electronic communication and electronic commerce, have decreased mail demand and increased parcels demands. Postal operators have accelerated their diversification into new activities.

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  • Olga Bohorquez Suarez & Jade Neveu, 2020. "Competition Law in the Postal Sector: Trends and Analyses of Competition Cases in Europe," Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy, in: Pier Luigi Parcu & Timothy J. Brennan & Victor Glass (ed.), The Changing Postal Environment, pages 255-268, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:topchp:978-3-030-34532-7_19
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34532-7_19

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