Brussels/Vienna - A new WWF report, "Conflicting EU funds", shows that despite the EU commitment to halt biodiversity loss by 2010, vast sums of European Union money are being spent on roads, dams and irrigation schemes which threaten critically endangered species and key habitats in Europe. The responsibility lies not just in poor coordination and decision making in Brussels but also and especially at national or regional levels.
|Warsaw Water supply and waste water treatment project gets EU financing
Danuta Hübner, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, has signed the Commission Decision granting financial assistance to the project "Warsaw water supply and waste water treatment". The total cost of the project is estimated at 405 million € with a Community contribution of 248 million €. The project will improve the quality of drinking water and will also contribute to the considerable improvement in the health of local citizens.