• 08-SEP-2015

  • SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

MEPs strongly support the citizens' initiative for the right to clean water and sanitation

More than one million people in the European Union still lack access to safe and clean drinking water and nearly 2 % of the EU population doesn't have access to sanitation.

This is why the Socialists and Democrats today backed a parliamentary resolution calling on the Commission to urgently present a proposal to end this situation.

The S&D Group managed to overcome the initial opposition of the EPP and ECR Groups and secured the main progressive demands in the resolution, such as the recognition of water and sanitation as a public good that cannot be used for profit.

This HD broadcast package contains ready-to-air and b-rolls videos with:

·         Interview with MEP Matthias Groote, S&D spokesperson on environment and public health (natural soundbites, EN)

·         Interview with Julián Escudero Castero, Site Manager of EDAR Los Alcázares (natural soundbites, ES + EN subtitles available)

·         Various Stock shots on access to water