Germany's national postal service, which has been severely criticised by the European Express Organisation over its recent acquisitions which the EEO has described as "an Xmas shopping spree", has just notified the Commission over its latest investment. While the EEO awaits the outcome of its own lobbying to Industry and Telecommunications Commissioner Martin Bangemann over Deutsche Post's past acquisitions (which it alleges are anti-competitive and go against pledges made by the Commissioner), the EU's own anti-trust authorities are curently examining the details of the German postal operator's increased stake in the security and freight service firm, Securicor Group Ltd. A...

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