Alternative World Water Forum

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 ...

Categories: Global stories

Brussels – The European Commission is deliberately promoting privatization of water services as one of the conditions being imposed as part of bailouts, it acknowledged in a letter to civil society groups on 26 September 2012.[1] EU Commissioner Olli Rehn’s directorate was responding to questions posed in an open letter   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

EU leaders are under fire for pressuring troubled eurozone governments to sell public water utilities as part of their bailout deals, with environmentalists and rights activists saying that privatisation will only feed public anger. Criticism of the bailout conditions set for Greece and Portugal by the European Commission, European Central   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

The Initiative for the non-privatization of water in Greece was founded in July 2012 in order to oppose privatization of water and its distribution. This Greek citizens’ initiative is trying to create a unified reaction to the forthcoming privatization of EYDAP (Athens) and EYATH (Thessaloniki) which are the two biggest   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Water and sanitation are a human right! We invite the European Commission to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the United Nations, and promoting the provision of water and sanitation as essential public services for all. The EU legislation should require governments to   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

The Justicia Hídrica alliance: research and action on water accumulation, conflict and civil society strategies. Rutgerd Boelens, Wageningen University Netherlands / Catholic University Peru. Globalization and a neoliberal policy climate allowed some actors to concentrate water and decision-making power at the expense of less powerful ones, threatening their water and   Read More ...

Categories: Latest FAME News, Reports

Brussels, May 15th 2012. To: Olli Rehn, Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro. CC: José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. Michel Barnier, member of the Commission responsible for for Internal Market and Services. Janez Potočnik,   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

  On Sunday 1st April, at the first opportunity, the European Citizen’s Initiative (ECI) on water as a human right was submitted to the European Commission.     It is now up to the European Commission to validate the proposal. Once this is done the official registration of signatures can   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories