Deutsche Post Should Win EU Appeal Over Parcel Unit State Aid

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    Deutsche Post Should Win EU Appeal Over Parcel Unit State Aid - Business Week

    Deutsche Post AG, Europe’s largest mail service, should win a bid to uphold a ruling that it didn’t misuse 572 million euros ($765 million) in state subsidies to cover losses at its parcel-delivery business, an adviser to the European Union’s highest court said.

    The European Commission, the EU’s executive agency, is appealing a ruling by a lower court in 2008 that annulled its decision that Deutsche Post had misused the aid. The case goes back to 1994, when United Parcel Service Inc. complained that Deutsche Post offered anti-competitive rebates to customers in its door-to-door package service, undercutting private businesses.