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News French minister signs and supports right to water

On Sunday 26 May the first European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to have collected over 1 million signatures had another major back up with French minister of Housing and land management Cécile Duflot.

This is the first time that an acting minister comes in support and signing the ECI.

Minister Duflot signed in a national convention of the French Green party (EELV) that decided to campaign to boost the signatures in France. Her support comes to add the support that the ECI had already received from other politicians like Bertrand Delanoë (mayor of Paris) , Patrick Rimbert (mayor of Nantes) or Anne Le Strat (the President of the Paris water company ‘Eau de Paris’).

The ECI right2water will continue to collect signatures until the end of the summer to declare water as a human right and to exclude water and sanitation from internal market rules. Hundreds of people will be approached during summer festivals and events to join the biggest European citizens mobilization ever.

 

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To continue signing the first ECI to have collected over 1 million signatures www.right2water.eu

Contact information Carsten Berg / Anne-Marie Perret , President of the citizens committee, commented ‘Receiving backing from all parties and sectors of society shows the tremendous success that out ECI has had! ‘ (email: berg@citizens-intiative.eu)
News type Inbrief
File link http://www.right2water.eu/news/french-minister-signs-and-supports-right2water-eci
Source of information European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI)
Keyword(s) right to water
Subject(s) DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , RIGHT
Relation http://www.emwis.org/topics/WaterRight
Geographical coverage France,
News date 30/05/2013
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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