The IV edition of the conference ‘New Postal Law’ dedicated to the challenges and regulatory and legal conditions of the postal market in Poland and the European Union was held on 25th November in Warsaw. The main topics of the meeting included: the assessment of three years of the postal law, digitization of communications services, legal aspects of e-commerce services, access to the Internet and issues connected with public procurements in the postal sector.
The meeting was opened by Marcin Wójtowicz, Director of the Department of Post in the Ministry of Digitization. In his speech he focused primarily on the National Integrated Informatisation Programme. – Creation of a modern and open administration that would meet the citizens’ needs of is necessary. Continued work on the e-administration project is the key to implement it.
– said Director Wójtowicz. Karol Krzywicki, Deputy President of the Office of Electronic Communications who also delivered a speech, referred to the European Commission’s Implementation Report on the application of the third Postal Directive and presented guests with the trends in the postal market in Poland. Deputy President Krzywicki said that the recent report of the European Commission showed that markets were open to competition. Thanks to that – as stated in the report of the European Commission – practically all European Union citizens were provided with access to the universal service. – I am also glad that the European Commission assessed the regulatory authorities in Europe positively, supporting subsequent actions aiming to create even better environment for market development
– said Deputy President of UKE.
Representatives of the largest postal companies in the Polish market – Poczta Polska and InPost – also took a position in this matter. Speakers emphasised major changes in the Polish postal market and underlined the role of the negotiator taken upon by UKE in difficult talks between the biggest players in the domestic postal market.
Representatives of the regulator, postal companies and associations connected with the postal market participated in the debate titled Postal Law needs amendments? In its course the panellists discussed which provisions were successful and which require an amendment. They also evaluated the three-year period when the Postal Act had been in force in the context of creating a single market for the provision and digitization of communications services.
During the conference great emphasis was put on the obligations of operators in protecting the rights and privacy of the postal services’ users, recipients of direct marketing and the fast-growing market of e-commerce services.