|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Competition|
The European Commission decided on 28 May 2018 not to raise objections on the compensation granted by Denmark to Post Danmark to fulfil its public service mission.
Post Danmark is the largest provider of postal services in Denmark and has been entrusted with the universal service obligation since its establishment in 1995. The Danish postal service market has been liberalised since 2011.
In February 2018, Denmark notified plans to compensate Post Danmark for carrying out its universal postal service obligation during the period 2017-2019. This includes the provision of basic postal services throughout Denmark at affordable prices and at certain minimum quality requirements.
The Commission's assessment showed that the compensation granted by Denmark to Post Danmark does not exceed the net cost of the public service mission, meaning there is no overcompensation. On this basis, the Commission concluded that the measure is in line with EU State aid rules.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Internal Markets|
|Countries / Regions||Denmark, Europe|