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privatisation Archive

  • Υπόμνημα Θέσεων – Ιδιωτικοί Τεχνητοί Ύφαλοι

    Πρωτοβουλία για τη Διάσωση των Φυσικών Ακτών Υπόμνημα Θέσεων Τετάρτη, 10 Οκτωβρίου 2018   Προς: Πρόεδρο και Μέλη Κοινοβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Περιβάλλοντος   Συνεδρία 10/10/2018. Κεφάλαιο Β. Θέμα 1. Οι περί της Σύμβασης για την Προστασία της Μεσογείου Θάλασσας από τη Ρύπανση και περί Συναφών Πρωτοκόλλων (Τεχνητοί Ύφαλοι) Κανονισμοί του 2018 […]

  • With Supreme Court challenge, tech billionaire could dismantle beach access rights — and a landmark coastal law (California)

    Published in L.A. Times  By ROSANNA XIA | March 06, 2018  The California Coastal Act for decades has scaled back mega-hotels, protected wetlands and, above all, declared that access to the beach was a fundamental right guaranteed to everyone. But that very principle could be dismantled in the latest chapter of an all-out […]

  • Υπόμνημα Θέσεων – Τροποποίησεις στον περί Ακίνητης Ιδιοκτησίας & Δημιουργία Χώρων Ελλιμενισμού


  • Selling off the sea: how our fish lost their freedom to market forces

    Over the last two decades, there has been a silent, neoliberal revolution in our oceans. By Emma Cardwell, 21 JULY, 2015 in New Statesman “We are, quite seriously, on the brink.” Jerry Percy, Executive Director of Low Impact Fishers of Europe, a group representing fishers around the continent, is worried about the […]

  • Planet of the Oceans (Event in NYC)

    PLANET OF THE OCEANS Environment and Society on the Rest of the Planet – January 30-31 – NYC The ocean may be the ultimate commons. For those of us who live on land, the ocean seems like an endless horizon. It is both the edge of settled existence and a […]

  • 10-Day İztuzu Beach Protest Ends with Pro-Environment Court Decision (Turkey)

    Original source: TodaysZaman (also re-posted from EarthFirst) The İztuzu Beach Rescue Platform (İKUP) has ended its 10-day-long demonstration to save İztuzu Beach, in Muğla province, after a court ruled on Friday morning to grant a temporary injunction against the private company DALÇEV, the group announced in a written statement on Thursday […]

  • Italian beaches are on sale

    After Greece and Cyprus, it is now Italy’s turn to attempt the ‘great beach sell-off’. Original article can be found here. Le spiagge italiane sono in svendita | La lobby dei gestori può festeggiare Un documento del Demanio rilancia 
la privatizzazione degli arenili. Che saranno ceduti a chi controlla i lidi […]

  • Iceland : crisis and regional development − Thanks for all the fish?

    How the introduction of Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs) are linked with speculation, ‘fish bubbles’ and the downfall of an entire country’s economy. Karl Benediktsson and Anna Karlsdóttir, In European Urban and Regional Studies 2011 18: 228 Abstract In this commentary, the crisis that hit Iceland in late 2008 and involved the […]

  • The Privatization of Chile’s Sea

    A series of protests have erupted across Chile over the past year regarding a law that will impact the country’s fishing industry. Proponents say the law is needed in order to protect depleted fish reserves and ensure the sustainability of the industry, but opponents say the law seeks to privatize […]