Spanish water transfer wins Brussels' backing
The European Commission's environment directorate has approved a big water transfer scheme under the controversial Spanish national hydrological plan, releasing €80 million of EU funding for the Jucar-Vinalopó project. A spokesperson for Margot Wallström said: "We expect concerns we have about the transfer's environmental impact will be resolved." Green group WWF said the decision "set a dangerous precedent" in allowing EU funding for projects that "infringe EU laws". "It is a very bad sign" for the main and still contested Ebro water transfer scheme, said Paloma Agrasot of WWF. See WWF press release.
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