(1st December 2015) Although many municipalities are remunicipalising their water and other services the European institutions continue their pressure to seek privatisation.
This is most notable in the case of Greece where privatisation of water services is again part of the proposals the EU agreed with greece in July 2015. This despite that the Greek people have clearly spoken out against this.
They did this first by supporting the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water and then by massively voting against the privatisation of the Thessaloniki Water Company. EPSU published research of the University of Greenwich's Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) to underline the arguments for public water services.
. Thanks to the work of the German Allianz der öffentlichen Wasserwirtschaft we have now been able to add German.