Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Water is a human right - video

A video to promote the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) for the right to water and sanitation has been launched.

In the first month 30,000 people signed the ECI. But more are needed.

This ECI has become even more topical following a Commission letter that openly includes privatisation of water as a condition for bailout. It shows that market interests continue to prevail over essential human rights. It also shows that the Commission is going beyond the remit of Treaty which regards privatisation as a matter of national sovereignty.

This ECI campaign is a means of getting a EU-wide commitment to the human right to water and sanitation. It is a tool to change the mind-set in the European Commission from the market to people’s rights. Sign the ECI at !

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