In response to the ERGP Work Programme 2021 (ERGP PL I (20) 6), which is currently under public consultation, PostEurop would like to take the opportunity to share its opinion on the different works planned.

We note that ERGP will work on future regulatory framework and evaluation of the PSD. According to ERGP, the scope of the PSD evaluation and recommendation should consider a “fundamental, market-oriented greenfield approach”. This is one of the ERGP objectives of its mid-term strategy. PostEurop has cautioned in the past against this new regulatory approach. We believe that the starting point for legislation on postal services should remain the universal service and its sustainable provision in a context of shrinking mail markets and the recent COVID crisis.