First EU Citizens’ Initiative Calls for Right to Water and Sanitation

Image: Right2Water.eu

Image: Right2Water.eu

European Union law should guarantee the right to water and sanitation, the first valid EU citizens’ initiative has said. It also called for water services not to face liberalisation, collecting 1.8 million signatures after a campaign called Right2Water, which was backed by a string of NGOs and by the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU). The activists held talks with the European Commission and MEPs on Monday in Brussels to mark the event. – Benjamin Fox, EUobserver

Read more:

Parliament kicks off debate on the legal right to water – EurActiv.com

Right2Water urges privatisation ban in first EU Citizens’ Initiative debate – European Parliament News

Interview: “Water is not a commodity, it is part of our heritage.” – European Parliament News

Right2Water website

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