The Greek government was planning to privatize the department of water and sanitation in Thessaloniki. The general public including the local church opposed this measure and forced the government to hold a local referendum on the proposal. The referendum took place on 18 May. The EWN interviewed Christine Mignonne, a young theologian from Thessaloniki, who had participated in the referendum process.
“The Palestinian people thirst for water justice.” So claims a recently issued statement by a fact-finding group that this month visited Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza to better understand the critical issues of water and sanitation in Palestine.
In an unfortunate move, the Greek government is planning to privatize the department of water and sanitation in Thessaloniki, Greece, proposing to sell the public utility to a French corporation called Suez Environment.