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...
Portugal: Remunicipalisation of Mafra Water Services
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.
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.