*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – Cons. conc., Dec. No 05-D-63 of 17 November 2005 relating, on the one hand, to practices implemented by La Poste and some of its subsidiaries in the mail processing sector and, on the other hand, to practices alleged against La Poste and some mail preparation firms in the mail preparation sector. Abuses affecting routing activity In a dominant position on the downstream market for the postal service - an area which is still reserved to it until 2009 under Directive 2002/39/EC of 10 June 2002 - La Poste was in the hot seat for practices which disrupted the activities of mail preparation firms (see already EC Commission, Dec. 2002/344/EC of 23 October
CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES - BASIC POSTAL SERVICES - CROSS SUBSIDING
Cross-subsiding: The French Competition Council holds that the public operator entitled with a legal monopoly has a special duty of prudence and transparency (La Poste)
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