Design and Enforcement of Compensation Funds After Confetra: A Legal and Economic Analysis

  • Alessandra FratiniEmail author
  • Marc Chovino
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy book series (TREP)


This paper looks at the design and enforcement implications for the compensation fund in the postal sector as a result of the recent ruling of the Court of Justice (“the Court”). In DHL Express (Austria), the Court gave its interpretation of the scope of the obligation to contribute to the compensation fund under Article 9 of the Postal Services Directive. The most recent Confetra case confirms along the same line of reasoning that there is, in principle, nothing to prevent a Member State from making the grant of general authorizations conditional on the obligation to contribute to the compensation fund.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FratiniVergano – European LawyersBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.European CommissionBrusselsBelgium

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