Lithuania’s Communications Regulatory Authority has fined Lietuvos Pastas (Lithuanian Post), the country’s state-owned post company, 184,500 euros for failing to meet quality indicators.
The authority states that the quality of international priority mail sent by Lietuvos Pastas between EU member states has been deteriorating over the last few years.
“The company has failed to ensure the delivery of international priority mail between EU countries within the set deadlines. As a result, this year we have imposed a fine for non-compliance with quality obligations in the international section,” Jurate Soviene, chair of the CRA Council, said in a statement.
The CRA says that the average time it takes for mail to reach EU countries from Lithuania is 16 percent longer than from Poland, 43 percent longer than from Estonia and 49.5 percent longer than from Latvia.
Mail sent from Lithuanian to some EU countries, e.g. Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Romania, Spain, and around half a month to Cyprus, takes more than 10 days to reach addressees.
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