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  • Aviation Security
    with DG Connect dealing with Cyber Security PEGAS representatives met with Head of Aviation Security Unit in DG Move in May 2014 to present him PostEurop positions on EU aviation security regulations and establish closer collaboration with DG Move Main Achievements In the last years two European regulations were issued on Civil Aviation Security Regulation n 300 2008 in March 2008 and Commission Regulation n 185 2010 in March 2010 On 9 November 2012 the EC issued a Commission implementing regulation EU 1082 2012 amending Regulation 185 2010 for the cargo and mail being carried into the Union from third countries PEGAS is following the implementation of this rule and its consequences on mail It relays the information about Independent validators among its members and explores the consequences for each member operator PEGAS also contributed to the drafting of a letter to the head of AVSEC unit to organize new procedures for Stakeholders group on AvSec work with DG Move Jan 2015 PEGAS commented on the European Commission s call for feedback on working program in land transport security March 2013 seeing most value in enhancing cross border police cooperation at EU level by promoting cross border investigation and reporting crimes options PEGAS also calls for promoting secured parking areas along the principal road transport corridors which would enhance security of transport immediately In addition to this major issue PEGAS is also working on various topics related to aviation supply chain security and safety On explaining sharing information and experience about the new main issue of the transport of dangerous goods On drafting questionnaires to its members on different issues in accordance with our points of interest On the positioning of each postal operator about OEA and TAPA PEGAS actively monitors the regulation development process on advanced data screening on

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/AviationSecurity?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • Training
    2015 Leonardo da Vinci Training Partnership for a Changing Post Project 2010 2012 is part of the action of the training working group of PostEurop which has a main objective to improve quality innovation and generally improve vocational training in the postal sector The project last two years and ended in July 2012 See final report Postacademy 2001 2005 this e learning project sought to bring in the best expertise available to design and host training modules for PostEurop Members Two training modules were designed and translated in 9 European languages These courses on the European postal markets and direct marketing have been made available for over 2 million postal employees through a dedicated web platform ACCORD I since 1998 and II since 2003 the first Accord was created as a framework for the organisation of postal twinning projects to ensure that PostEurop Members were compliant with the EU Postal Directive With the 2004 EU enlargement and the revised Postal Directive of 2002 it became urgent to launch a new Accord to encourage and facilitate compliance of the Central and Eastern European countries with the Postal Directives This is the overall aim of the Accord II which is now implemented EPO since 2004 the European Postman Organisation EPO project launched by the Greek postal operator ELTA in January 2004 aims at identifying key job qualifications that enable postal workers to better respond to customer expectations and to establish a European accreditation training system for these qualifications PostEurop joined the project to provide it with a European dimension A C T IN 2003 2005 the EU funded Acquis Communautaire Training Initiatives project was launched in March 2003 to assist postal operators from Central and Eastern European countries joining the EU in implementing EU postal legislation through the active participation of the

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/Training?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • Health
    to reduce negative impacts on the health of employees Its mission is to ensure that the positive effects of solid health management are disseminated among participants and implemented throughout PostEurop s entire membership Cost reductions and improved productivity and profitability are the expected consequences of this approach Latest activities The development of a network of experts on health and safety issues enables a regular exchange of information on key issues for the sector s evolution such as attendance management workplace ergonomics slips trips and falls ageing worker and diversity management The monitoring of Non communicable Diseases topics from UN WHO and WEF is also an issue to be followed Health and safety matters are of growing importance to our industry and the society The Health and Safety working group brings experts together promoting true dialogue and over the years has brought in many more new ideas for us to further explore Publication of the Inspiration Catalogue to Prevent Slips Trips and Falls Second edition 2008 Updated on 22 July 2013 Chair Petra Heinecke Deutsche Post AG T 49 22818252683 F 49 22818252688 E p heinecke2 deutsche Vice Chair Johan Sward Posten Norge AS E johan sward posten no Related Links

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/Health?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • E-Identification
    the EU In particular the Regulation provides for the introduction of common rules and practices for e signatures and related online trust services across borders by revising the Directive 1999 93 EC and adapting the current legal framework to the emerging digital environment the introduction of the mutual recognition and acceptance principle for eID according to which Member States accept to recognize national eIDs which the Commission has been officially notified to the Commission Impact and Opportunity The Regulation aims at guaranteeing the mutual recognition and acceptance of eID means used in different EU Member States However some of its provisions are of concern whilst the principle of technological neutrality is to be welcome only very general conditions are set for the purpose of mutual recognition without any specific requirements no EU supervision on the full respect of those conditions and entire entrustment on individual MS following notification an automatic mutual recognition effect of any eID scheme falling there under Objectives The Working Group will follow the decision making procedure of the proposal analyse relevant EP committees and Council s reports documents and their impact for PPOs identify opportunities for intervention seek to reach common opinions on the subject matter

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/index.jsp?nodeId=88072&isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • Postal Directive
    stakeholders institutions regulation authorities experts etc The Postal Directive Working Group also facilitates the exchanges between its members especially on the national regulatory developments within the framework of the transposition of the third postal directive The working group members have thus a tool at their disposal to put their practices into perspective and discuss the various approaches to postal regulation Background The postal directive adopted in 1997 and modified in 2002 and 2008 created a common regulatory framework whose objectives is to accomplish the Internal Market for postal services and to ensure a reliable universal postal service These two objectives are complemented by a series of measures linked to the regulation of postal services e g the financing of the universal service the access to the network the tariff policy the quality of service or accounting principles as well as the consumer protection and the maintenance of social provisions in the postal sector Main achievements The Working Group is composed by regulatory experts from EU 27 postal operators and from Norway Iceland Liechtenstein Switzerland and Croatia as observer The work of the WG since 2005 has reinforced the cooperation between the members on topics linked to postal regulation and has developed the dialogue with the various stakeholders especially the European Commission Follow up of ERGP work The ERGP European Regulators Group for Postal services was formally set up by Commission Decision 2010 C217 07 of 10 August 2010 to facilitate consultation coordination and cooperation between NRAs and between those authorities and the Commission in order to assure the harmonized application of the postal acquis in a fully liberalised market The Working Group follows the work of ERGP and contributes to the discussion via eventually adopting position papers on the ERGP deliverables put under public consultation Updated on 4 February 2014

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/PostalDirective?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • VAT Rates
    for which the terms have been negotiated individually meeting special needs of economic operators are dissociable from the service of general interest and are thus subject to VAT This decision binding on all member states poses a practical problem for some given the existence of different universal services among the member states In addition a new concept services for which the terms have been negotiated individually rises and does pose new problems of interpretation between the different members states The European Commission has communicated to the VAT Working Group some guidelines on this subject in March 2011 These guidelines provide no precise answer to these questions and it seems the Commission lets each member states interpret in its own way the TNT case law Most of the member states seem to be satisfied with the status quo according to the latest exchanges of views within the PostEurop VAT WG meeting of May 2011 and confirmed in April 2012 Nowadays VAT WG is focused on the analysis of the Copenhagen Economics study on the economic consequences on possible reforms of the EU VAT treatment of the public sector including the VAT treatment of public bodies and VAT exemptions in the public interest which regards the postal sector too The study proposed the following three reforms options each one with two variants 1 Full taxation with following two alternatives In the first variant of this option the VAT rates of previously exempt or non taxable services are set to the standard VAT rate In the second variant the VAT rates of the previously exempt or non taxable services are set to the lowest reduced rate in the individual Member State or 5 if no reduced rate exists 2 Refund system with following two alternatives In the first variant all of the exempt or non taxable services qualify for a refund of their input VAT In the second variant the refund Is only available for health education public administration and cultural service sector 3 The option according to which the special rules relating to public bodies Article 13 of the VAT Directive would be deleted while keeping tax exemptions in the public interest with following two alternatives In the first variant of this option the previously exempt or non taxable services become taxable at the standard VAT rate In the second variant the services become taxable at the lowest reduced VAT rate applicable in the member States or 5 if no reduced rate exists The European Commission DGTAXUD organized a Conference in Venice on 17 th 19 th April 2013 in order to analyse the impact deriving from the solution proposed by Copenhagen Economics The chair of PostEurop VAT WG was invited to take part in the third panel discussion of the conference concerning What are the sector where major distortions arise on the output side Is a sectorial approach towards an extension of the scope an appropriate way forward During the last VAT WG meeting held in Rome in April 5 th

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/VAT?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • WTO-GATS
    Background The General Agreement on Trade in Services is a treaty of the World Trade Organisation WTO that entered into force in 1995 as a result of the Uruguay Round negotiations The treaty was created to extend the multilateral trading system to services including postal and courier services The GATS requires WTO member states to gradually open the services sectors of their economies to privatisation Main Achievements June 2003 PostEurop submitted a Position Paper on the talks calling for reciprocal market access to the main EU trading partners postal markets and asking for a reference paper to be included in any future trade deal January 2005 PostEurop issued a Position Paper welcoming and supporting the European Commission Reference Paper on postal services which proposed a classification system for postal products to be included in the final collective request for postal and courier services The overall aim of this Paper was to facilitate the development of open and harmonious postal markets across the globe November 2009 as a contribution to the Market Access Advisory Committee of the European Commission PostEurop issued and presented a Position Paper to point out market access problems faced by postal operators and to advise on the

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/WTO-GATS?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • Transport & Energy
    Group principally deals with transport policy with the objective to secure the appropriate regulatory framework enabling a more efficient and sustainable transport EU initiatives on energy and sustainable development are considered in case they impact transport operations and in cooperation with the Environmental Working Group of PostEurop s Corporate Social Responsibility Circle Objectives Monitor and evaluate the development of the European legislation on transport having an impact on the postal sector e g revision of the Eurovignette Directive and the interoperability of electronic road toll systems urban freight transport policy Assess the impact of European initiatives on energy and sustainable development affecting the transport operations of the postal sector e g incentives schemes for greener vehicles development of a harmonized carbon footprint methodology CO2 emissions certification for HDVs Formulate PostEurop s common positions on the issues when required and establish the dialogue with respective stakeholders Initiate lobbying activities towards European institutions and policy makers in the interests of PostEurop s members Join Commission s expert groups and industry alliances on certain topics if required Disseminate information to PostEurop s members and facilitate exchange among the members on topical questions Updated on 4 February 2015 Chair Mitra Qurban Deutsche Post AG

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/TransportAndEnergy?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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