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Deutsche Post's recent comparative survey on letter mail prices in Europe shows that sending a letter in Germany is an inexpensive matter overall.

Deutsche Post's recent comparative survey on letter mail prices in Europe shows that sending a letter in Germany is an inexpensive matter overall. Even accounting for major economic factors such as labor costs, purchasing power, inflation and the working hours that go into the price of posting a letter, the German postage rate of 80 cents for a standard letter is among the cheapest in Europe. The survey looked at letter mail prices in the 27 EU member states as well as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and the UK, which left the EU in 2020.

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The City of Leuven and bpost join forces on second Flemish Ecozone

The City of Leuven and bpost have similar ambitions with regard to sustainability. They both aspire to achieve a big reduction in CO2 emissions, with their efforts focused on sustainable transport, including sustainable city logistics. With this in mind, the City of Leuven and bpost have signed an agreement in principle to set up an Ecozone by the end of 2021 covering Leuven city centre, where newspapers, letters and parcels will be delivered with no CO2 emissions. After the successful pilot project in Mechelen, Leuven will be the second Flemish city with a fully fledged Ecozone.

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million tonnes of CO2 saved
110
million tracked postal events per month
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Posts to which IPC provides services
15
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