EUROPEAN UNION LIBERALIZATION DEADLINE APPROACHING The deadline for European countries to comply with the European Commission's Third Postal Directive, which requires the majority of them to open their postal markets to competition, is just six months away. As Philippe Bodson, President of the...

POSTS ADAPT BY EMBRACING NON-POSTAL PURSUITS TAX EQUALIZATION FOR DEUTSCHE POST Deutsche Post lost its fight to keep its exemption from Germany's value-added tax (VAT). The upper house of parliament approved legislation scrapping the exemption March 26. Beginning in July 2010, DP must...

NATIONAL POSTS LOOK TO "GO GREEN" POSTAL SERVICES AIM TO CONTROL CARBON FOOTPRINT At the behest of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), many government postal services are working to measure, report, and control their carbon emissions, as well as to initiate eco-friendly programs. These...