Greek Court Rules Against Water Privatisation On Public Health Grounds
HRADF the Greek agency tasked with privatising everything they can sell for the Troika has been told by a State court that it cannot privatise water as operating water for profit poses a risk to public health
The State Council notes that the conversion EYDAP into a private company encounters articles of the Constitution requiring the state care of the public health and the right to its protection.
“The practical conversion of the public company into a private one that operates for profit,makes the continuity of supplying affordable and high quality utilities uncertain., the judges stressed.
The articles show the tip toe privatisation of water that has happened in Greece,. They are some way further ahead in the process of being asset stripped than Ireland at the moment, selling even their best 110 beaches to private companies to develop. They are a road map for us though.
The articles also highlight that the union involved organised a referendum of over 220,000 people that was carried by 98% against, This was irrelevant to their government though who do not listen to what the people want, they work for other entities. The new Ireland is no different.
I would like to call on all Irish constitutional scholars to examine this ruling and how it may be pertinent to our own constitution or even the EU charter on human rights. If it is felt the profit motive is detrimental to the security and quality of public health then we may be able to bring a challenge.