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Irish referendum must safeguard public water services

During a day of national protest against privatisation in September 2016 red flags were raised in Dublin city. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Irish government will hold a referendum on adding an amendment to the constitution that ensures state control over water services. The referendum was approved by the cabinet Tuesday 20 November and will...
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Troika wants to privatise Greek water services again

ATHENS - The new plans of the bail-out for Greece again include the privatisation of the drinking water companies Athens Water Supply & Sewerage S.A (EYDAP) and Thessaloniki Water Supply & Sewerage S.A. (EYATH). This time Troika insists on selling shares, but the majority (51%) will remain Greek. Greek citizens are protesting against the privatisation because they fear the consequences.

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Privatisation often leads to higher prices

Free access to the drinking water market should improve the quality and price. But privatisation in Paris and Berlin painted a different picture. At he moment Ireland and Greece are fighting against privatisation.

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