EU Court Rejects Complaints Over La Poste Subsidies

Law360, New York (September 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Europe's second-highest court ruled on Wednesday that La Poste, France's state-owned postal carrier, unfairly subsidizes its express courier service, affirming a lower court's ruling in 2004 against the company.

On the same day, the European Commission also announced that it would begin investigating Germany's postal service to see if it complies with European antitrust law.

The dispute over La Poste dates back to 1990, when rival French carrier Union Francaise de l'Express, along with several other companies including the international arm of FedEx Corp., filed a...
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