Universal service: The Court of Justice of the European Union fully upholds the judgment of the General Court of the European Union insofar as it confirmed the decision of the European Commission approving the compensation granted by Denmark to the main postal operator for its universal service obligation (ITD ; Danske Fragtmænd)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On November 10, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a judgment in case C-442/21 (ITD and Danske Fragtmænd v. European Commission). Post Danmark, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the PostNord group, itself owned by Sweden (60%) and Denmark (40%), is the incumbent postal operator in Denmark. A universal service obligation has been imposed on it since its establishment in 1995. The market for postal services in Denmark has been liberalized since 2011. The general trend towards digitization and conditions specific to Denmark have led to a rapid decline in mail volume (-73% since 2001), a category of postal service almost exclusively provided by

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Alain Ronzano, Universal service: The Court of Justice of the European Union fully upholds the judgment of the General Court of the European Union insofar as it confirmed the decision of the European Commission approving the compensation granted by Denmark to the main postal operator for its universal service obligation (ITD ; Danske Fragtmænd), 10 November 2022, Concurrences N° 4-2022, Art. N° 109724, www.concurrences.com

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