Finnish postal services are regulated by EU Directive as well as national Postal Act based on the EU directive. The law defines the distribution of mail and the minimum level of postal service points. The postal services are monitored by Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA), under the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The reception, transportation and distribution of letters and packages weighing less than 10 kilos are guaranteed to get the same level of service and pricing in the whole country by imposing a universal service obligation on the state company Post for these activities.
Post finances the unprofitable activity of sparsely populated areas through the other postal operations.
For more information on the level of mail delivery, see the Distributor's Guide for FICORA. This guide contains interesting information, especially about placement of mailboxes.
The postal ownership control along with some other state-owned companies was transferred to the Prime Minister's Office in 2007.
Legislation on postal service is prepared by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Legislative issues are discussed by the Parliament's Transport and Communications Committee. Post's Supervisory Board, consisting of MPs is also a kind of political instructor.
PAU has an impact on the preparation of legislation in the postal sector by providing opinions and maintaining good discussions with political decision-makers.