Louis Michel responds to open letter

European Commissioner Louis Michel responded in a letter addressed to the different signatories of the open letter. He argues that the Commission does not promote privatisation and the private sector. All options must be explored. It is for local and regional governments to make their choices. And the Commission continues to push for the distribution of drinking water to be included in its requests to open markets during the GATS negotiations. You can read the response of the Commissioner in full here.

- [World Water Day, 22 March 2005 - Open Letter to Commissioner Louis Michel->art1051]

The Commissioner's response: