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#EUDrinkingWater – Better quality and access 

#EUDrinkingWater – Better quality and access 

| February 19, 2020

Good quality drinking water is of vital importance   The environment committee has backed new rules to further improve the quality and access to drinking water for everyone and ensure plastic waste from water bottles is reduced. Most people in the EU have good access to high quality drinking water. According to a report by […]

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New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

| January 24, 2020

Water scarcity is a growing problem in Europe. MEPs want to secure the EU’s freshwater sources by promoting water reuse in agriculture. Population growth, urbanization and tourism have all contributed to the water shortages and droughts that are increasingly affecting many areas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Water sources are under stress and the […]

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Commission welcomes provisional agreement to improve quality of #DrinkingWater and access to it

Commission welcomes provisional agreement to improve quality of #DrinkingWater and access to it

| December 30, 2019

The Commission has welcomed the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the recast Drinking Water Directive. The agreement is based on the proposal adopted by the Commission in February 2018, as a direct follow-up to the Right2Water European Citizens’ Initiative. It aims to improve the quality of drinking water and […]

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Evaluation of #EUWaterLegislation concludes that it is broadly fit for purpose but implementation needs to speed up

Evaluation of #EUWaterLegislation concludes that it is broadly fit for purpose but implementation needs to speed up

| December 13, 2019

A fitness check of the Water Framework Directive, its associated Directives, and the Floods Directive concludes that they are overall fit for purpose, with some room for enhanced effectiveness. Despite improvements in the protection of water bodies and flood risk management, the evaluation points to insufficient level of implementation by member states and by sectors with […]

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Water reuse for #AgriculturalIrrigation – Council agrees general approach

Water reuse for #AgriculturalIrrigation – Council agrees general approach

| June 26, 2019

The EU takes steps to set safe minimum standards to enable the reuse of water for agricultural irrigation The EU is taking new measures to reduce the risk of shortages of water for irrigating crops. The Council today (26 June) agreed its position (general approach) on a regulation which facilitates the use of urban waste water for […]

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EU listens to people’s concerns in first ever Citizens’ Initiative #Right2Water

EU listens to people’s concerns in first ever Citizens’ Initiative #Right2Water

| October 24, 2018

“The way we use water defines the future of humanity,” said Michel Dantin MEP, the lead negotiator for the European Parliament on the dossier on water quality, welcoming the changes to existing legislation on drinking water. “The Citizens’ Initiative Right2Water gathered more than 1.8 million signatures. It is a must that it is taken seriously,” […]

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#Rohingya crisis: Commissioner Stylianides visits Bangladesh and reaffirms EU humanitarian support

#Rohingya crisis: Commissioner Stylianides visits Bangladesh and reaffirms EU humanitarian support

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides began a two-day visit to Bangladesh on 31 October, to assess the situation on the ground and visit EU aid projects that are addressing the Rohingya refugee crisis. His visit comes a week after the EU and its Member States pledged more than 50% of the USD […]

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