In this second informative report of the “Monitor” by public German television we follow the results of the movement of citizens in Germany against the privatization of water, the spread of the movement throughout Europe, and the political game played out on the backs of the German society by the Christian Democrats and the Liberals over this issue. Despite public assurances these two parties actually approved the privatization of water and did not object even typically at the procedures held by the competent bodies of the European Union. It is impressive that the German Christian Democrat Vice President characterizes water as “food”.
The report also follows the European Citizens’ Initiative http://www.right2water.eu/ and the results of the privatization of water in Passos de Ferreira in Portugal with price increases that exceeded 400%!
The producers promise to come back again in this matter which concerns a large part of German and European public opinion.