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
1 May 2013 - 09:32 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (dalje.com) — The European Commission on Tuesday proposed a $19.3 million USD aid package from the European Union Solidarity Fund to respond to flooding last autumn, with the majority of the aid going to Sloveni
18 Apr 2013 - 08:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government on March 14 signed a $75 million USD loan agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD) for drinking water and sanitation projects in southern Egypt.
8 Apr 2013 - 08:54 by Local Press Report
LONDON (Press TV) — In a report released Sunday on the eve of the International Roma Day (April 8), Amnesty urged the 27-member bloc to impose sanctions on the member states that refuse to halt their illegal practices
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
18 Mar 2013 - 07:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s Myslenice municipality has received a $44.2 million USD investment grant from the European Union’s Cohesion Fund to expand the municipal sewage and water supply network.
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.
27 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Five of the six members of Bulgaria’s State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission have resigned from their posts.
22 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WARSAW, Poland — Municipal authorities in Warsaw are considering selling the city’s Czajka wastewater treatment plant to a private investor.
21 Feb 2013 - 10:25 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (Europa) — The European Commission is referring Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to transpose European water legislation correctly.
19 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Juliana Ivanova, who was apppointed last week to chair the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission, has resigned her post just days after her appointment.
29 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Angel Semerdzhiev, chairman of Bulgaria’s State Energy & Water Regulatory Commission has requested early termination of his position.
29 Jan 2013 - 09:15 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (Europa) — The European Commission will pledge $134.4 million USD of humanitarian funding at the International Pledging Conference for Syria convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and hosted by Kuwait
25 Jan 2013 - 10:48 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (RTT News) — In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU
17 Jan 2013 - 06:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIGA, Latvia — Rigas Udens, the regional water company operating in the Latvian capital, has announced a tender for engineering and construction work for a new water treatment plant in the Baltezers quarter of th
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).
5 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LISBON, Portugal — Despite the deepening economic problems in Europe, companies there are moving ahead with water technologies that hold promise for delivering efficiency in water-stressed regions.
3 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LISBON, Portugal — The Vodokanal (water company) of St.
3 Dec 2012 - 10:40 by Local Press Report
BUDAPEST (Insurance Journal) — The Federation of European Risk Management Associations [FERMA), which represents risk managers in 20 European countries, has told the European Commission that it is opposed to the creation of a fu
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
4 Oct 2012 - 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Union on October 3 released a new policy document that calls for greater cooperation between its emergency and development arms to increase countries’ resilience to disasters like drou
1 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — European Union auditors are questioning the viability of EU-funded water and sanitation projects in several African nations, citing poor long-term financial and technical support that jeopardizes h
28 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Commission’s European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), an EU budget watchdog, has recommended that the commission require Estonia to pay back the funds it allocated as aid for a water project
26 Sep 2012 - 12:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — The International community must step up its efforts in water security, participants heard at a UN General Assembly roundtable discussion on September 25.
26 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — The Union for the Mediterranean -- a multilateral partnership that aims to promote stability and prosperity in the Mediterranean region -- is actively seeking funding for Gaza’s proposed desalinati
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
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
31 Aug 2012 - 11:18 by Local Press Report
Geneva (Kuwait News Agency) — The United nations, European Commission and national authorities have on August 31 launched a new project in the Western Balkans and Turkey that will reduce disaster risks and increase resilience t
16 Aug 2012 - 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH — Palestinian media this week reported new cases of Israeli settlers and the Government of Israel destroying Palestinian water wells and agricultural lands.
14 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — UK-based humanitarian organization Oxfam said last week that the media focus on political issues in the Gaza Strip is masking serious humanitarian issues, particularly access to clean water for the
2 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — If the Czech Republic does not set up an independent body to oversee its water market, it could lose out on $1.9 billion USD in European Union subsidies between 2014 and 2020.
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
22 Jun 2012 - 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — Corporations and governments should be properly accounting for pollution costs and natural capital, the value of natural resources and ecosystems, within the next decade, partially because of effor