The draft mid-term strategy 2020-2022 and the draft work programme 2020 are based on the ERGP’s opinion delivered to the European Commission on the review of the European regulatory framework, the postal services directive.
In its Opinion, the ERGP calls “for a reorientation from universal service provision to a proper functioning of the postal market and of competition as the main focus of a fit for purpose regulatory framework”.
PostEurop members strongly disagree with such a reorientation of the EU postal services directive. The focus must remain the universal service provision, and in particular on ensuring Member States ample flexibility to adjust service requirements to evolving market developments and changing customer needs at the national level. We see no justification for introducing a competition-focused sector-specific regulation regime for the postal sector.