World Water Day 22 March 2005

Open letter to Commissioner Michel: Stop export of liberalisation and privatisation

EPSU, PSI and a large number of European organisations such as Friends of the Earth, 11.11.11 (Be), Brot fur die Welt (De), World Development Movement (UK) and Corporate Observatory Europe (Ne) have signed a letter to the Commissioner to argue that the European Union should stop exporting the privatisation of water services in developing countries. The EU should concentrate on strengthening public services.

















Letter signed by (as of March 20th):


- ACME France
- ADEID, Cameroon
- Africa-Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN)
- Agua para Siempre, Mexico
- ATTAC Austria
- ATTAC Finland
- ATTAC Flanders
- ATTAC Hungary
- ATTAC Italy
- ATTAC Sweden
- Bond Beter Leefmilieu, Belgium
- Both ENDS, The Netherlands
- Bread for the World, Germany
- Bündnis für Eine Welt, Austria
- Bureau Ver(?)antwoord, The Netherlands
- Center for Encounter and active Non-Violence, Austria
- Center for International Studies, Nicaragua
- CIPSI (Coordinamento di Iniziative Popolari di Solidarietà Internazionale), Italy
- Civic Response, Ghana
- Coalition of the Flemish North-South Movement - 11.11.11, Belgium
- COECOCeiba (Friendsx of the Earth), Costa Rica
- Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), The Netherlands
- Dachverband entwicklungspolitischer Organisationen in Kärnten, Austria
- Eco Counselling Centre Galati, Romania
- Ecologistas en Acción, Spain
- European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)
- FERN Europe
- FIAN International
- Foundation for grassroots initiatives in Africa, Ghana
- France Amerique Latine, France
- Friends of the Earth Canada
- Friends of the Earth Finland
- Friends of the Earth France
- Friends of the Earth Netherlands
- Friends of the Earth Slovakia
- Friends of The Earth Sweden
- GATS-platform, The Netherlands
- Green League, Germany
- ICCO (Interchurch Organisation for Development Coorperation), The Netherlands
- Initiative Colibri, Germany
- Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, USA
- Institute for Economic Relocalisation, France
- International Network on Labour and Development (IRENE), The Netherlands
- Italian Committee for the Global Water Contract
- KOSA, Germany
- National Coalition Against Privatisation of Water (NCAP), Ghana
- NGO Forum on Environment and Development, Germany
- Observatorio de la Deuda en la Globalización, Catalunya, Spain
- One World Action, United Kingdom
- Plataforma por la Defensa de los Servicios Públicos-Madrid, Spain
- Protect the Future!, Hungary
- PROTOS, Belgium
- Public Citizen, United States
- Public Services International (PSI)
- Rete Lilliput, Italy
- RMALC (Mexican Action Network on Free Trade)
- ROBA dell'Altro Mondo fair trade, Italy
- Sheffield Friends of the Earth, United Kingdom
- Südwind Agentur, Austria
- Südwind Tirol, Austria
- Tearfund, United Kingdom
- Transnational Institute, The Netherlands
- Unser-Wasser-Hamburg, Germany
- Vannbevegelsen / Water Movement, Norway
- War on Want, The Netherlands
- WasserInBürgerhand!, Germany
- Water Pressure Group, New Zealand
- WEED, Germany
- Wemos, The Netherlands
- WIDE (Network Women in Development Europe)
- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, United Kingdom
- World Development Movement, United Kingdom





- see also the PSI media release: PSI calls for an end to water privatisation, 22 March 2005





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