It would introduce a temporary state subsidy to secure early morning distribution of newspapers five times a week in sparsely populated areas where such distribution is not economically viable and a comprehensive five-day delivery system is lacking. The terms of the grant framework will be included in the Postal Act.
Delivery service providers are selected through a tender.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications also proposed that the procurement procedure for universal service providers be abolished by law. YLE on Tuesday pointed out The procedure has failed to promote competition in sparsely populated areas, as expected in 2018.
All individuals and organizations can comment on the draft proposal until the end of November. Parliament should have the opportunity to discuss the final bill by early 2022 at the latest.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page