Directive 2008/6/EC, amending Directive 97/67/EC with regard to the full accomplishment of the internal market of Community postal services, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The publication marks the entry into force of the Directive and sets the clock ticking for abolishing legal monopolies on postal services by 31 December 2010, with the possibility for certain Member States, including Greece, to postpone market opening by a further of two years to 2012.

Source: European Commission