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In Europe letter market is supposedto be completely liberalised from 1January 2009 according to EuropeanUnion proposals, but in practice thepicture remains patchy. ‘The UK and Sweden are alreadyfully liberalised, and most of thenor thern European count r ies ,including Germany will also be,’ Knappik says. ‘But our view is that southern European countries such as […]


In Europe letter market is supposedto be completely liberalised from 1January 2009 according to EuropeanUnion proposals, but in practice thepicture remains patchy.

‘The UK and Sweden are alreadyfully liberalised, and most of thenor thern European count r ies ,including Germany will also be,’ Knappik says. ‘But our view is that southern European countries such as France, Spain, Italy and Portugal, have no intention of liberalising fully, and this is not the even playing field we envisaged.’

– Peter Conway