Government of German Bundesland North-Rhine Westphalia on concessions directive

(19 February 2013) The government of North-Rhine Westphalia asks the German MEPs from the region to take account of its opposition to the directive. It wants water services to be excluded and argues that the dossier should be discussed in the full plenary of the Parliament. It takes position against profit-maximizing in the water sector and argues that with a general European wide procurement rule for water the precautionary principle is violated. Water will become a commodity and that is not what people want. For the letters: