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Slovenia inscribes the right to drinking water in her constitution

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Slovenia – On November the 17, Slovenia became the first European country to include the right to drinking water in her constitution, specifying explicitly that this resource can not be privatized.

This initiative, which was the foundation of a local association, was supported by Prime Minister Miro Cerar, who said it was necessary “to offer the highest level of legal protection for liquid gold of the 21st century , a propertythat will become more and more coveted in the future.” The parliament voted unanimously for this amendment. The Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) abstained, saying that the amendment was not necessary and aimed only at increasing public support.

Only 15 countries in the world have listed the right to drinking water in their constitution, Slovenia is the only one in Europe.