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The EU Court of Justice holds that maintaining a monopoly over express courier services to sustain the basic service of the daily delivery of letters is unlawful (Paul Corbeau)

Case C-320/91 Criminal proceedings against Paul Corbeau* It is contrary to Article 90 of the EEC Treaty for legislation of a Member State which confers on a body such as the Régie des Postes the exclusive right to collect, carry and distribute mail, to prohibit, under threat of criminal penalties, an economic operator established in that State from offering certain specific services,

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