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Development Policy 09-06-2017

Commission is wrong to promote private sector in EU aid policy

The European Commission has engaged in a dangerously mistaken defence of the role of public private partnerships (PPPs) in EU development policy, warns Jan Willem Goudriaan.
Alan Kelly at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, 23 May 2013 [International Transport Forum/Flickr]

Irish water levy protests escalate

The constituency office of the Irish minister overseeing unpopular new water charges received a bomb threat on Monday (17 November), the latest escalation in Ireland's most serious anti-austerity protests to date.

Parliament kicks off debate on the legal right to water

The European Parliament launched the debate yesterday (17 February) on the first successful European citizens’ initiative, on the right to water. While MEPs largely expressed support for its main aim, they were divided on whether water services should be private or public.

Bailout terms force water utility sale in Greece, Portugal

EU leaders are under fire for pressuring troubled eurozone governments to sell public water utilities as part of their bailout deals, with environmentalists and rights activists saying that privatisation will only feed public anger.

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