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EU puts pressure on Ireland to introduce water charges

Ireland adopted its river basin management plans in July 2010. “There is no record of a decision in those plans not to apply the provisions of Article 9(1). On the contrary, in the said plans, Ireland made a clear commitment to set up water charges to comply with the provisions of Article 9”, said Vella.

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Monitoring of Drinking Water Directive needs to improve

The European Commission DG Environment recently conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance and added value of the EU Drinking Water Directive. The study concluded the Drinking Water Directive is in general relevant, but the frequency and quality of the Member States reports needs to improve.

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