German minimum wage upsets Dutch / Berlin’s blunder

Author (Person) ,
Series Title
Series Details 7.12.07
Publication Date 07/12/2007
Content Type

Article reports that Europe is heading towards an increasingly divisive row over moves by the German government to insulate its partially privatised postal monopoly, Deutsche Post, from competition by imposing a sector-wide minimum wage. On the 6 December 2007 the Dutch government reacted to the German move – which disadvantages its own TNT – by announcing that it was postponing the planned 1 January 2008 liberalisation of its postal market in retaliation.

Subject Categories
Countries / Regions , ,