Post market liberalisation set for July

Junior economic affairs minister Frank Heemskerk expects new legislation on the full liberalisation of the Dutch postal market to come into effect on July 1, he told MPs on Monday.

The law was due to be introduced on January 1 but was delayed because of the introduction of minimum wage legislation for German postal workers and concerns about pay rates in the Netherlands.
Postal firm TNT is taking the German state to court about the minimum wage, arguing it breaks EU competition rules.
Heemskerk said he hopes there will be more clarity about the situation in Germany by April, allowing Dutch legislation to be brought in.

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