A PPIAF case study: Malawi
Campaigners, trade unionists and water professionals representing over fifteen countries from across the globe, came together for a seminar in Madrid (Spain) on 17-18 November 2005. The seminar participants decided to launch the "Reclaiming Public Water" network in order to strengthen the international voice of those promoting progressive models of public water delivery. Read the full summary of the seminar outcomes.
The concessions directive, which has the stated object of opening markets and eliminating “discrepancies among national regimes”, would end the exemption that has so far existed for drinking water supply and for the first time bring it under the rules of the EU’s single market. Previous attempts to bring water under single market rules failed due to resistance from civil society and MEPs opposed to water becoming a commodity, but this time the European Parliament has been less vigilant.
The EU’s FTA talks: is water included?
CEO/TNI Water Justice Project
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The World Water Forum is the world's largest water policy event, but is it an appropriate platform for discussing solutions to the world's water problems? CEO's Martin Pigeon, together with other water activists, blogged from Istanbul on the discussion taking place.
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Corporate Europe Observatory
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.