CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - DEFINITION OF THE MARKET - EXCLUSIVE RIGHT - EXTENSION OF A MONOPOLY

Monopoly : The General Court of the European Union rejects an appeal against the Commission’s decision establishing that Slovak Postal law constitutes a State Aid in that it extends the scope of the postal monopoly and thus reduces customer choice (Slovenská pošta)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Slovenská pošta, the Slovak Post, has been a Slovak State-owned company since 2004. The law reserves to it a monopoly on certain postal services, in accordance with the Postal Directive (Directive 97/67/EC, OJ 1998 L 15, p. 14 as amended by Directive 2002/39/EC, OJ 2002 L 176, p. 21). The delivery service for mail weighing less than 50 grams is one of the reserved services. Did this give Slovenská pošta an exclusive right to hybrid mail? This was in substance the question raised in this case. The extent of the postal monopoly Hybrid mail is an integrated service that allows a client company to send documents, such as invoices, in electronic form, with the

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Monopoly : The General Court of the European Union rejects an appeal against the Commission’s decision establishing that Slovak Postal law constitutes a State Aid in that it extends the scope of the postal monopoly and thus reduces customer choice (Slovenská pošta), 25 March 2015, Concurrences N° 3-2015, Art. N° 75006, pp. 73-77

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