According to a recent AGCOM news, postal rates for letters will increase starting 1 January 2013.
Local newspapers reports that increase for european postage will increase by 10 cent. From 0.65 euro to 0.75 euro.
Sending QSL via Direct will be therefore more expensive, expecially to sending to Asia and Oceania
I’ve discovered, that for
Zone 2 (America and Africa) postage increase from 1.60 to 2.00 euro.
Zone 3 (rest of the World) incredibly pass from 2.00 euro to 2.50 euro.
In December 2010 , (just 24 months ago) sending a QSL in ZL costed 1 euro, in the States 0,85 and in Europe 0,65.