Brussels, 8 september 2015.
Today's vote is a great victory for democracy, civil society and for each of almost 2 millions citizens who signed the European Citizens Initiative on the Right to Water.
The report on the follow-up to the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water, supported today in the European Parliament by a majority, passed with no major changes, despite a countermotion proposed by the EPP and the ECR groups.
The position of the European Parliament on the Right to water is clear!
The Commission is now called to implement the right to water in Europe through production of effective legislative tools to make the human right to water and sanitation a reality.
Water is endorsed as vital to human life and dignity, not to be treated as a commodity. Therefore, water services must be excluded from trade agreements, such as the TTIP.