Germany has been criticised for pushing Greece to sell off its water utilities when many of Europe’s largest cities, including Berlin, are buying back theirs

Greek activists are warning that the privatisation of state water companies would be a backward step for the country.

Under the terms of the bailout agreement (pdf) approved by the Greek parliament today, Greece has pledged to support an existing programme of privatisation, which includes large chunks of the water utilities of Greece’s two largest cities – Athens and Thessaloniki.

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