Alternative World Water Forum

In 1999, the Federal State of Berlin was facing the same problems as many other underfinanced cities and regions in Europe. It had debts of around € 34.8 billion. The administration in Berlin had only one solution to this problem: it had to save money and privatize public services. The   Read More ...

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The European Crisis will be exacerbated by a privatisation of public services. Dear Chancellor, With great concern and support for the common project of a united Europe, we do not only follow the Euro-crisis but also the austerity conditionalities imposed by the EU, ECB and IMF on countries such as   Read More ...

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Latest developments in the parliament of the City State of Berlin that took place last Wednesday (25th October 2012).  The SPD / CDU coalition agreed to buy back RWE’s 24.9% share in the Berlin Water Company for EUR 654 million, even though RWE had already amortized more than the sum   Read More ...

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Press release of the Berliner Wassertisch. On 13 February 2011, a referendum initiated by citizens (“Unser Wasser” = Our Water) was won by votes from 666 235 Berliners. It required the disclosure of the sales contracts, secret until now, concerning 49.90% of the water in Berlin. This victory will bring   Read More ...

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