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The battle for the elixir of life – water – is currently exciting public opinion in Europe. This has been triggered by fears that the EU might privatise the water supply.The basic question is: Is water a public commodity or is it ok to do business with it on a grand scale? For the EU Commission it has nothing at all to do with forced privatisation, but rather greater transparency in public procurement. Nevertheless, opponents see the common ownership of water being threatened by the commercial interests of big business. And critics fear that water is increasingly becoming a profit-making object of speculation. The consequences for consumers are always the same – lower water quality and increased costs. But is this all just scaremongering and unnecessary hysteria?

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Year: 2013
Directed by Alexander Steinbach and Patrick Hafner
Produced by ORF, Interspot Film and AGB Films

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