Category Archives: Politics

Europe is aiming to install meters in all member states

The European Commission is aiming at introducing cost-effective pricing of water in all European Member States but hasn’t yet the legal possibility to do so. According to the Water Framework Directive (WFD, Article 9) the pricing of water is still the responsibility of individual member states. Is new legislation really necessary and what should it...
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Right2Water: EC ignores outcome referendum

BRUSSELS - “I regret that there is no proposal from the EC for legislation recognising the human right to water”, says Jan Willem Goudriaan, vice-president of the European Citizen Initiative (ECI) Right2Water. Right2water is not satisfied with the reaction of the European Committee on the results of the referendum that was held on this topic. “It lacks any real ambition to respond appropriately to the expectations of 1.9 million people.”

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New water policy in Europe

BRUSSELS - Jean-Claude Juncker has presented his new group of commissioners. If all goes well, it won't be long before they will be installed in their prestigious jobs in the European Commission. What's new? First of all, European Water and Environment is handed over from Janez Potočnik to Malthese politician Karmenu Vella. Which water issues...
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