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Media report of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung : the Federal government is not expecting 90 cents postage this year

The Federal economic Ministry has confirmed that the government is currently working on an Amendment to the regulation regulation for the postage, expects that the postage could rise for a standard letter in this year to 90 cents. "These are speculation," said a Ministry spokesman on Monday. "We do not assume that the postage for a standard letter will increase this year to 90 cents."

The "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" had reported, citing a draft of the Ministry for the adaptation of the so-called Post-tariff regulation regulation (PEntgV) previously, the postage will be later than previously assumed rise – but likely to have a higher. With regard to dwindling mail volumes, rising costs and the commitment letters nationwide each working day in the whole of Germany, to confess the Ministry of the German Post a higher return on sales.

the new requirements will be forced by the Federal network Agency, which must approve the postal applications the Post office, therefore, a larger Increase in latitude. In mid-January they had set up on the basis of the old regulation, that Post their prices on 1. April for the period up to the end of 2021, an average of all letter products by 4.8 percent, could raise. This would mean an increase from 70 to 80 cents.

The calculation had already been 2015. Since then, the Post is considered to be of a rate of Profit equal to the profit margins of other European Postal operators. "It will remain," said the Ministry spokesman.

daily mirror tomorrow location Free now in the interministerial coordination within the Federal government, brought adjustment provides that, in the future, not all European postal companies are taken into account in the determination of the profit rate - but only those that "in structural terms, with the regulated companies are comparable", such as the Ministry of economy stressed.

in order to prevent pure state to be used in companies for the comparison, which should not make profits or not on the capital market to Finance, and therefore no associated risks. Because the inclusion of such companies in the benchmark for determining the profit margin would lead to "distortions".

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postage increase to 1. April is the Cost of the standard letter soon 80 cents?

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could be applied to future postage increase is the Department's view is that not yet in sight. The prices would be determined - as of 2015 - for the next three years. The Federal network Agency had to consider the various price-determining factors, "in conclusion". (AFP)

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