Last night I published an opinion article by Luke Ming Flanagan on the Irish Water Exemption LUKE MING FLANAGAN ON THE IRISH EXEMPTION
MEP Marian Harkin took part in the conversation and told me she had documents relating to this discussion and was kind enough to mail them to me on this subject. I am going to copy and paste everything as I got it so there is no doubt it may have been interfered with.
— Rayo Salón 9991 (@rayhall9991) December 18, 2014
Marian Harkin asked me to send over these attachments. They include:
- The response from the European Commission from a question asked by Marian
- The Commission’s report to the Council and Parliament on Ireland’s implementation of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) – River Basin Management Plans – which the European Commission referred to in their answer. Specifically section 12.6 – Cost recovery (p42) and
- Article 9 of the Water Framework Directive
In addition, Marian has written to Minister Kelly, as she has some concerns that the full cost will be levelled on the shoulders of households (see section 12.6 – cost recovery) and the guarantee that keeping the price low for a number of years could be invalid.
Also, this gives Irish Water a strong hand when it comes to pricing water, unless we activate Article 9.4 of the Water Framework Directive.
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From: GURN Niamh [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 09 December 2014 12:20
To: VALLERA Giovanni (ENV)
Subject: Water Framework Directive
I would be most obliged if you could help me with some clarification in relation to the Water Framework Directive. Article 9.4 of this Directive is often referred to as the “Irish Exemption”. Under what circumstances, if any could this article be removed or amended.
Parliamentary Assistant to Marian Harkin MEP
RE: Water Framework Directive
“VALLERA Giovanni (EC)” <Giovanni.VALLERA@ec.europa.eu>
GURN Niamh <email@example.com>