Highlights and key decisions from the 2023 PostEurop General Assembly in Bratislava

2023 marks the 30th Anniversary for PostEurop. This year’s General Assembly and Business Forum took place in the charming city of Bratislava, Slovakia hosted by Slovenská Pošta and Česká pošta, who are also celebrating their 30 years of existence. The General Assembly, which took place on 18 October, takes on the statutory issues pertinent to the Association’s governance.

Over 150 delegates from the PostEurop membership, observers and stakeholders participated in the General Assembly in Bratislava, marking the highest attendance for the Association. On this occasion, Mrs. Elena Fernández-Rodríguez, Chairwoman of the PostEurop Board of Directors and Botond Szebeny, Secretary General, opened the General Assembly (GA). This was followed by a welcome address from Mr Jaroslav Kmet’, State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport & Construction of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Vladislav Kupka, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Director General of Slovak Post, and Mr. Ondrej Skorpil, Deputy CEO of Ceska Posta.

The extensive agenda during the General Assembly helps further shape the future activities of the Association. Some of the important decisions taken included:

  • Members’ approval of the reconduction of the suspension JSC Russian Post and RUE Belpochta for another year, until the 2024 GA.
  • Members’ approval of the organisation and strategy review to highlight the importance of Sustainability (ESG Transversal to be created) and the way forward.

Updates from Ukrposhta

PostEurop was privileged to have Mr. Igor Smelyansky, CEO of Ukrposhta join the GA in-person this time to meet delegates and present Ukrposhta’s tremendous business effort, daily operational challenges and the human resilience of his team to ensure that Ukrainian citizens have access to postal services. It was no surprise that Mr. Smelyansky who has tirelessly led Ukrposhta during this time of crisis, received a standing ovation from the entire PostEurop GA for his leadership.

2024 General Assembly

The next General Assembly will take place in Belgrade, Serbia hosted by PE Post of Serbia. Posta Shqiptare submitted its application to host the 2025 General Assembly in Albania too

30 years together

The General Assembly officially ended with a 30th Anniversary gala dinner celebration hosted by Slovenská Pošta and Česká pošta. Together we celebrated PostEurop’s 30th birthday and 30 years of independence for Slovakia and Czechia, together with dignitaries and specials guests. The evening ended with the announcements of the PostEurop 2024 Innovation and CSR Awards winners.

See also the press releases:

Österreichische Post AG and Haypost receive prestigious 2023 PostEurop Awards

Swiss Post, La Poste Groupe and Cyprus Post awarded the 2023 PostEurop CSR “Coups de Coeur”