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(29 April 2013) The Athens Water workers are organizing many activities to underline that it is bad public policy to privatise the Athens water company.

(26 April 2013) Water privatisation is on the agenda in many European countries now austerity policies are imposed and governments are scrambling to find money.  Water privatisation is hotly contested

(17 April 2013) “Agua de todos”, the Portuguese groups that are fighting privatization of water in Portugal is nominated for the “BOBS”. This is a German Prize by ‘Deutsche Welle’ for the best social activism online. The winner will be the one that gets the most votes until 7 May. The prize would be a welcome recognition of the tireless efforts of all these groups to stop privatisation of water in Portugal and to protect water as a public good. http://www.aguadetodos.com/

Every body can vote.

News Splash n° 17: En torno a este 22 de marzo, Día mundial del agua, el continente europeo fue el escenario de multitud de acciones de promoción de nuestra Iniciativa Ciudadana Europea El agua es un derecho humano.

(21 March 2013) Hundreds of activists will be collecting signatures for the right to water European Citizens Initiative in many countries in the EU on the occasion of World Water Day.  More than 1 million citizens have already signed

En este discurso en la ONU el Príncipe de Orange de los Países Bajos llama a un esfuerzo extra de los estados para hacer del derecho humano al agua y saneamiento una realidad. Llama en particular a aumentar los esfuerzos para llegar al objetivo del saneamiento en 2015, que está retrasado. Explícitamente dice que el acceso al saneamiento en un derecho y no caridad.

As she spoke in Vienna at a conference on the future of water services in Europe, Maude Barlow expressed her support and admiration for the European Citizens’ Initiative and what we have achieved so far. “I am really honoured to be with you today and to support the European Citizens’ Initiative, “Water and Sanitation are a human right.” I have enormous respect for the work you have done collectively as well as the incredible fight back being waged against the terrible austerity programs imposed in individual countries against the best interests of their citizens.

Y el inicio del año internacional de cooperación por el agua. Apoyamos la cooperación internacional para conseguir que el agua y el saneamiento sean una realidad para todos. Escucha a Ban Ki Moon y únete al día mundial del agua cerca de ti. (el video es en inglés).

http://youtu.be/_uHASnrjyRU

(15 March 2013) ARD Monitor did further research on the plans of European Commissioner Barnier to open the market for municipal water services to competition and interviewed right2water campaigners and other involved people in Germany. (video in German) http://www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/sendungen/2013/0314/wasser.php5

 

News Splash n°16: El 11 de febrero, El agua es un derecho humano hizo historia al ser la primera Iniciativa Ciudadana Europea (ICE) en superar el millón de firmas en la Unión Europea. Os agradecemos a todos la contribución a este gran resultado

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