Commission adopts reports on postal services and cross-border parcel delivery legislation
The European Commission has adopted the report on the application of the Postal Services Directive and the report on the application and implementation of the Regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services. Both reports highlight the success of European Single Market rules and highlight challenges brought by digitalisation.
The postal services sector plays a key role for EU citizens and businesses in the single market, providing an important source of employment in the EU (1.8 million people employed). The aim of the Postal Services Directive, which came into force in 1997, is to ensure that affordable, high-quality and efficient postal services are available throughout the EU. Similarly, the aim of the Regulation on cross-bo