13 May 2013 - 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Europe’s first citizens’ initiative, “Water Is a Human Right,” has collected more than 1.5 million signatures across the continent, with eight nations surpassing minimum number of signatures requ
29 Mar 2013 - 09:25 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (Energy Live News) — Countries across Europe are failing the EU environmental standards for water, which could result in taxpayers paying more than €1 billion (£0.84bn) a year in fines.
27 Mar 2013 - 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Lithuania, VILNIUS — Lithuanian officials have expressed opposition to the European Commission’s draft directive on public service concessions due to concerns that it would mean inevitable privatization of public water
21 Mar 2013 - 07:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s Aries Water Company is seeking European Union funds for its water projects in the Turda-Campia Turzii region.
7 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The city of Bucharest is seeking some $5.2 billion USD in funding from the European Union for water infrastructure projects through 2020, including the long-planned Danube-Bucharest Canal.
5 Feb 2013 - 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Water Stewardship (EWS), an initiative of the Brussels-based European Water Partnership, announced last week that it had awarded its first-ever “Gold level” standard certification to t
15 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexican building materials supplier and cement producer Cemex announced on January 10 that it plans to make its water consumption more efficient and reduce its water footprint in the cement, premix
18 Dec 2012 - 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Commission’s European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water announced today the adoption of the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP).
12 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria is postponing a number of large, EU-funded water projects worth over $387 million USD until the nextprogramming period of 2014-2020, Deputy Minister of Environment and Water Ivelina Vasile
15 Nov 2012 - 10:36 by Local Press Report
COPENHAGEN (Farmers Weekly) — The Czech Republic is among 16 European countries where more than 10% of groundwater is in poor chemical status, reveals a report. Bottom of the league table are Luxembourg, the Czech Republic
25 Oct 2012 - 09:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — Malawi’s President Joyce Banda said this week that her government would not hold further talks with Tanzania over ownership of Lake Malawi until Tanzania addresses its recent actions on the dispute
21 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union's forthcoming water blueprint is likely to put new emphasis on international cooperation, including helping to achieve the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by
19 Sep 2012 - 09:36 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (NorthcentralPa.com) — As the European Parliament votes on two reports on the environmental and energy impacts of shale, Food & Water Europe, together with Friends of the Earth and the Greens | European Free A
11 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Interior is launching a program to assess the quantities and types of narcotics people in the country are using by testing wastewater.
4 Sep 2012 - 09:45 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (New Europe Online) — An online petition has been launched to make the Human Right to water a European Citizens initiative call. As of 3 September following some hurdles the online petition is now effective and can
27 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Europe’s top development official has pledged to strengthen European Union support for water and sanitation investment in developing countries, despite the bloc’s own mounting financial challenges.
10 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic’s biggest waterworks company, Severoceská vodárenská společnost (SVS) will not receive the $35.8 million USD EU grant it had applied for to support its $215 million USD program t
27 Jun 2012 - 09:03 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (Europe Online Magazine) — The European Union on Wednesday slapped more than $16 million USD in fines on two producers of water management products, accusing them of running a cartel in Germany that one of them expanded to 1
1 Jun 2012 - 11:45 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (EPP Group) — "Water must be used efficiently.
22 May 2012 - 14:59 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (EurActiv.com) — Huge water leakage differences between member states make an EU-wide water efficiency target “not necessary”, says an EU official working on the directive for the European Commission.The Commission
18 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Commission last week presented guidelines on ways to restrict soil sealing, the main cause of so
18 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — A senior European lawmaker is “pessimistic” that the Rio+20 Conference next month will achieve some of Europe’s main conservation ambitions, and is accusing both the United States and host Brazil o
14 May 2012 - 11:16 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan)) — There is no "suitable mediator" which will be able to solve the water dispute between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the U.S.
2 May 2012 - 09:34 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (TheParliament.com) — Full Story - The international environmental group
25 Apr 2012 - 12:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s Mehedinti County this month launched a $147.5 million USD infrastructure rehabilitation project.
16 Apr 2012 - 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Turkey and three other nations in one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions have agreed to form a high-level group to cooperate on managing their increasingly threatened water supplies.
27 Mar 2012 - 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The Saudi Development Fund, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), and the EU-funded Economic and Social Development Fund will provide financial support for construction of a major desalination plan
21 Mar 2012 - 22:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Poland, CZCHOW — Czchow municipality in southern Poland has secured a grant from the European Union Cohesion Fund to complete construction of its water supply and sewage networks.
21 Mar 2012 - 22:04 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (Bloomberg) — Large parts of Spain and Eastern Europe lack water, with less than 200 millimeters of freshwater available each year while demand is three to 10 times higher, the European Union reported.
7 Mar 2012 - 17:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bugarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov last month awarded nearly $232 million USD in contracts for construction and modernization of treatment plants and water and sewerage networks in 10 municipa
5 Mar 2012 - 08:54 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Daily Mail (United Kingdom)) — Millions of pounds of British aid is being used to upgrade Turkey’s sewage system, MPs have been told.
18 Jan 2012 - 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria has sent two water and wastewater treatment infrastructure projects to the European Commission for approval.
19 Dec 2011 - 20:10 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (Saba (Yemen)) — The European Commission (EC) is providing another $6.5 million USD in humanitarian funding for Yemen.
7 Dec 2011 - 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Lithuania, VILNIUS — Lithuanian municipalities are facing the threat of having to return some $80 million USD in European Union funding to Brussels, according to the National Agency for Environmental Projects Managem
9 Nov 2011 - 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — The $70 million USD European Union-funded sewage treatment plant in Braila will start operations this month, according to Braila Mayor Aurel Simionescu.
8 Nov 2011 - 14:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Exploitation of water and other natural resources threatens sustainable development globally and could worsen poverty in the least-developed nations of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the Unit
5 Oct 2011 - 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Prague’s City Hall is seeking funding from the European Union to cover 70 percent of the total cost of reconstructing the city’s water purification plant.
4 Oct 2011 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (The Northern Echo (United Kingdom)) — The European Commission last week said it would not oppose the bid by Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (CKI), which is owned by Chinese billionaire Li Ka Shing, to take over Nort
28 Sep 2011 - 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bulgaria, SLIVEN — All 20 of the projects in the city of Sliven that are being funded under European programs have been halted, making the city the first of the country’s 264 municipalities whose European Union fun