Animals
Business
Crops
Environment
Food
General
Horticulture
Livestock
Machinery
Markets
Politics
Login
 
 
 
Submit to register and subscribe
(72,60 / year)
 
I forgot my password
Next articleVolgend Artikel

 04 feb 2018 05:37 

Safer drinking water for all Europeans


Today, the European Commission is proposing to revise the EU Drinking Water Directive, to improve the quality and the access of citizens to drinking water, as well as provide better information to consumers.

The right to access essential services of good quality, including water, is one of the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights unanimously proclaimed by European Leaders at the Gothenburg Summit. Today's legislative proposal will guarantee this right in practice, and thereby responds to the first-ever successful European Citizens' Initiative, "Right2Water", that gathered 1.6 million signatures in support of improving access to safe drinking water for all Europeans. In addition, this proposal seeks to empower consumers by ensuring that water suppliers provide clearer information on consumption, cost structures and price per litre, allowing a comparison with the price of bottled water. This will contribute to the environmental goals of reducing plastic use and limiting the EU's carbon footprint, as well as meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Vella will present the proposal at a press conference at 12.30 CET which will be broadcast live here.

A press release, MEMO and factsheet will be made available at the start of the press conference.



  Newsflash
 
Zeracryl has developed an efficient solution for the reduction of acrylamide in french fries Lees meer
 
 
Drought: potato growers propose pan-European approach to resolve contract issues with processors Lees meer
 
 
Dewulf launches efficient transfer combi the Field Loader 240 Lees meer
 
 
Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors Lees meer
 
 
New opportunities for Fleckvieh in August runLees meer
 
 
The Fendt Saaten-Union field day 2018Lees meer
 
 
Commission authorises five Genetically Modified products for food and feed use Today, the CommissioLees meer
 
 
Drought 2018: EC offers further support to European farmers dealing with droughts Lees meer
 
 
EC approves Total Produce's acquisition of DoleLees meer
 
 
The future of food and farming - Communication on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020Lees meer