Committee on Transport and Tourism – Study requested by TRAN Committee, commissioned and managed by the Policy Department – “Postal services in the EU” Brussels, 21 January 2020 The study provides a comprehensive analysis of postal and delivery services in the EU. Digitalization is pointed out as a major factor that has transformed the postal sector in recent years which has led to a decrease in letter post volumes and an increase in e-commerce parcels. Furthermore, the study highlights the challenges in regulation the EU postal sector must face and stresses the importance of a sustainable postal sector. The study concludes with recommendations for EU postal policy makers. A presentation of the study took place on 3 December 2019 and focused on the following topics: • Main developments in the EU postal sector • Challenges, opportunities and policy responses • Recommendations for EU postal policy makers. The presentation was followed by questions from the Members and a stimulating debate. Further reading: Research for TRAN Committee: Postal services in the EU Presentation: Watch video of the event (with multilingual interpretation):


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