The MOST party would like to see changes to the constitution protecting drinking water as a basic human right. (Photo illustration:  Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL) The MOST party would like to see changes to the constitution protecting drinking water as a basic human right. (Photo illustration: Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL)

The MOST party is demanding that drinking water be protected under the constitution as a basic human right and public good. They have initiated procedures to change the constitution and have called on all parties in parliament to support the initiative.

“Every citizen in the Republic of Croatia must have a clearly defined right to clean and potable water and not for this right to be interpreted through other articles in the constitution. Secondly, there cannot be privatization of public supply, all similar examples in other countries have clearly demonstrated that this practice is bad, that the price of water increased and the quality of service decreased. Thirdly, water is an exceptionally important resource for the future, not only for Croatia but the world and that is the reason why it needs to be additionally protected and why the right to water must be clearly defined in the constitution itself,” said MOST Party President Božo Petrov.

Source: HRT