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berlin : Alternative World Water Forum

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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