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  1. Brazil’s new government imposes water privatisation in Rio to pay for Olympic Games

    Martin Pigeon, Renato Cinco
    14 July 2016
    Article

    A few weeks after the May coup against Dilma Rousseff by conservative parties backed by the country's largest corporations, Brazil's “interim” government, led by Michel Temer, signed an emergency loan to the State of Rio de Janeiro to help finance infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics – in particular for a subway line connecting the sports venues. The bailout was conditional to selling off the State's public water supply and sanitation company, the Companhia Estadual de Águas e Esgotos (Cedae)

  2. Greece is sold off and sold out

    07 July 2016
    In the media

    Le Monde Diplomatique - The latest study from the Transnational Institute (TNI) on the effects of the ‘privatising industry’ in Europe concludes that ‘there is no evidence that the privatised companies are more efficient’. Instead, privatisation has undermined wage structures, made working conditions worse and increased income inequality.

  3. Jakarta citizens' final challenge in the Supreme Court

    30 May 2016
    Declaration

    International Water Justice community sent the petition to the Supreme Court of Indonesia.  Residents of Jakarta filed a citizen lawsuit against water privatisation in Jakarta at Central Jakarta District Court in November 2012. They argued in the lawsuit that water privatisation failed to fulfil the residents’ access to safe water, caused a series of corruptions and financial harm to the public budgets. In March 2015, the court ruled in favour of the residents, annulling the contract agreement with two private water operators. It was a significant victory of people. The decision, however, was challenged by these private companies and other defendants.  Unfortunately the residents lost in the High Court in February 2016.  Jakarta people decided to challenge the High Court ruling at the Supreme Court.

  4. We're selling off the world - but who wins?

    10 March 2016
    In the media

    By all rights, the 2008 global financial crisis should have marked the end of the era of privatisation and the return to the more equitable mixed economy model which dominated in the post-war era. 

    Instead, it only ushered in a new, more extreme phase in the neoliberal project.

  5. The winners and losers in EU’s great privatisation fire sale

    23 February 2016
    Opinion

    Selling state assets such as ports and airports in order to meet bailout requirements is not a realistic solution to the financial crisis.

  6. The Privatising Industry in Europe

    • Sol Trumbo Vila, Matthijs Peters
    17 February 2016
    Policy issue

    Privatisations of state-owned assets have become a central plank of EU/Troika agreements with debtor nations such as Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal, but there has been little examination of their track record nor an examination of who really benefits. This report puts a spotlight on the legal and financial corporate giants making millions out of the new wave of privatisations across Europe.

  7. Privatising Privatisation in Greece

    17 February 2016
    Infograph
  8. How to Privatise?

    17 February 2016
    Infograph
  9. Privatizando la privatización en Grecia

    17 February 2016
    Infograph
  10. ¿Como privatizar?

    17 February 2016
    Infograph
  11. La industria de la privatización en Europa

    La industria de la privatización en Europa

    • Sol Trumbo Vila, Matthijs Peters
    17 February 2016
    Policy issue

    La privatización es una de las condiciones que impone la UE/Troika en sus acuerdos con países deudores como Grecia, ¿pero a quién está beneficiando realmente? Este informe revela cómo un pequeño grupo de grandes empresas jurídicas y financieras está obteniendo enormes beneficios con la nueva oleada de privatizaciones.

  12. La industria de la privatización en Europa

    Cómo el Estado dejó de ingresar 3.000 millones de euros con la venta de Aena, joya de la corona

    16 February 2016
    In the media

    Público - El Gobierno de Rajoy sacó a la venta el 49% de las acciones a un precio de 58 euros por título, y menos de dos meses después superaban los 100 euros. Lazard participó en el diseño de la operación y una de sus divisiones se lucró después vendiendo estas acciones.

  13. La industria de la privatización en Europa

    Así se lucran despachos, auditoras y banca con las privatizaciones en la UE

    14 February 2016
    In the media

    Público - Un estudio del Transnational Institute que 'Público' lanza en exclusiva alerta sobre el modus operandi de estas empresas, que actúan como juez y parte para lograr beneficios millonarios. El FMI, el BCE o la Comisión Europea apoyan esta dinámica privatizadora.

  14. Η Βιομηχανία Ιδιωτικοποιήσεων στην Ευρώπη

    • Sol Trumbo Vila, Matthijs Peters
    10 February 2016
    Policy issue

    Τα τελευταία χρόνια, η τρόικα (αποτελούμενη από την Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή, την Ευρωπαϊκή Κεντρική Τράπεζα και το Διεθνές Νομισματικό Ταμείο) επιβάλλει προγράμματα ιδιωτικοποιήσεων σε χρεωμένες χώρες της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, παρά τη σημαντική λαϊκή αντίθεση σε αυτά. Η παρούσα έκθεση εξετάζει τις συνέπειες αυτών των ιδιωτικοποιήσεων. Επικεντρώνεται στη διαδικασία, στους επιχειρηματικούς παίκτες που έχουν επωφεληθεί και εξετάζει κατά πόσον η πώληση κρατικών περιουσιακών στοιχείων εκπληρώνει τις υποσχέσεις που δόθηκαν για να τη δικαιολογήσουν.

  15. Reversing the Tide: Cities and Countries Are Rebelling Against Water Privatization, and Winning

    25 September 2015
    In the media

    Thruthout - Private companies have been working to make a profit from water since the 1600s, when the first water companies were established in England and Wales. The first wave of water privatization occurred in the 1800s, and by the mid- to late-19th century, privately owned water utilities were common in Europe, the United States and Latin America, and began to appear in Africa and Asia.

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