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08/02/14 12:30

A Press Conference was recently given by Vice President of Suez Water Western Europe Diane D’Arras in Thessaloniki. 
Initiative 136 co-signs this public response, together with the rest of the water movement in Greece, in order to promote public debate on the issue.

24/10/13 09:26

Between 10 September and 23 September we handed in nearly 1.9 million signatures, marking the first successful European Citizens’ Initiative: “Water is a human right!”.
With these signatures we are calling on the European Commission to “implement the human right to water and sanitation...

16/09/13 11:23

Mr. President of the Government, Mr. Vice President and Mr. Minister of Finance, we are the Movement of Thessaloniki Citizens “I 136” who, representing individuals and groups of citizens, have joined forces to stop the privatization of the water of our city. To accomplish the above we intent to...

22/05/13 17:11

Privatisation and the nature of the state is moving to the centre of the struggle against austerity in Greece. The troika of the three key lenders to Greece – the European Commission, IMF and European Central Bank – is trying to speed up the sell-off of the country’s public goods and resources...

04/05/13 20:49

The Union of Non-Profit Water Cooperatives of the Municipalities of the Thessaloniki area under the name “Citizens’ Union for Water”, created through the actions of "Initiative 136", which has been struggling for two years against the privatisation of EYATH and in favour of citizen´s control...

21/01/13 18:01

Greece knows a thing or two about democracy. And as an increasingly arid nation, good water management is fundamental to its future, both political and physical. The recent financial crisis hasn’t only tested Greek democracy, but its water as well. “You can tell if a society is democratic if...

16/06/12 12:29

Initiative 136 is a citizens’ initiative that opposes the privatization of the Water and Sanitation Company in Thessaloniki and proposes its social management through local-level cooperatives. 

31/03/12 12:00

The Greek Parliament recently passed a new law to sell the 40% share of the public water system, EYATH, which is the second largest water utility in the country. 136 Movement (www.136.gr) is a grassroots movement that aims to stop the sale of EYATH and propose...

24/03/12 00:00

Think of the following scenario, typical up to now in countries in Latin America: A government in debt to the banks is under surveillance by the FMI and applies neoliberal austerity measures that provoke recession and drive the majority of the population into unemployment and poverty. The “...

15/09/11 18:21

"Movement 136" is an initiative founded by the residents of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, in an attempt to stop the privatization plan which includes the selling of "ΕΥΑΘ" state owned water company.
Helen Skopis spoke to one of the members of the movement, Katerina Tzanetea about their...

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