Magyar Posta Decides to Close Over 300 Post Offices for Good
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State-owned Magyar Posta on Monday said it decided to close over 300 post offices for good, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
The post offices were among 364 temporarily shuttered in the fall of 2022 to cope with higher energy costs. Magyar Posta noted that 45 of those post offices re-opened after talks with local councils.
Magyar Posta said that even with the closures, it still operates about 600 more post offices than the statutory minimum, offering customer service at over 2,200 locations.
Magyar Posta also announced the launch of a new partner program that seeks to pair post offices with local councils or businesses that could share the space.
Already, 19 Takarékbank branches and two food retailers are operating at post offices in a construction that "benefits both customers and business partners", it said.
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