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Quality of water intended for human consumption: extracts from the vote on the report by Michel DANTIN (EPP, FR) and extracts from the debate (22/10) and illustration shots

Date de l'événement: 23/10/2018

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During the plenary session (22-25/10/2018) of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs debate and vote on plans to improve consumers’ trust in drinking water from the tap by tightening the maximum limits for certain pollutants. They also propose setting up free water fountains where feasible and providing tap water for free, or for a low service fee, in restaurants, canteens and catering services. Statements by Michel DANTIN (EPP, FR), Rapporteur, and Karmenu VELLA, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.The results are: 300 in favor, 98 against and 274 abstention. Illustrative shots: small local river in Beligum, woman drinking tap water, drinking water site in France including the pumping station.

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