The Commission for Transport and Telecommunications of the Council of States (KVF-S) is unanimously requesting its Council not to go into the partial revision of the Postal Organization Act, as the parliamentary services announced on Tuesday. This is not surprising, because the Economic Commission (WAK-S) and the Finance Commission of the Council of States (FK-S) did not want to know anything about the bill.
In the summer of 2021, the Federal Council passed a bill to Parliament that would lift the ban on loans to Postfinance and partially privatize the financial service provider. The government wants to improve the earning power of the Post subsidiary, which is under financial pressure.
In the meantime, a commission of experts on Swiss Post’s basic service mandate has presented its findings. After taking note of this report, the Council of States commissions came to the conclusion that the Federal Council’s draft for the revision of the Postal Organization Act did not offer any possible solutions with regard to this further development of the postal service. In fact, Postfinance’s entry into the credit and mortgage market would create new problems.
According to the KVF-S, an overall view of the topic should first be made and the question of the basic postal service of the future clarified before its future financing can be regulated.