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Universal postal service: The ECJ gives a narrow construction of the 1997 Postal Directive to allow, under some conditions, a Member State to reserve cross-border mail to the universal postal service provider (Intn. Mail Spain)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. ECJ, 15 November 2007, International Mail Spain SL v Administración del Estado, Correos, Case C-162/06. Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Spanish Tribunal Supremo, the Court of Justice was asked to rule on the interpretation of Directive 97/67/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 1997 on common rules for the development of the internal market of Community postal services and the improvement of quality of service ('the Postal Directive'), and more particularly Article 7(2) thereof, which authorises Member States to maintain in the so-called reserved sector cross-border and direct mail 'to the extent necessary to maintain

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Stéphane Rodrigues, Universal postal service: The ECJ gives a narrow construction of the 1997 Postal Directive to allow, under some conditions, a Member State to reserve cross-border mail to the universal postal service provider (Intn. Mail Spain), 15 November 2008, Concurrences N° 1-2008, Art. N° 15344, p. 196

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