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Spanish water transfers plan in the headlines

EU environment chief Margot Wallström yesterday sparked a new flurry of debate in Spain over the government's controversial national hydrological plan when she told journalists that European co-financing of water transfer projects had been "blocked". Environmentalist opponents have been demanding that the European Commission take just this step. Ms Wallström's spokesperson told ENDS Europe DAILY that the commissioner was "merely stating Commission policy that funds remain frozen pending a decision on compatibility with European legislation". She blamed continuing delays in reaching a decision on "excessive politicisation" of the issue. See European Commission.

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