Ministers of Environment gathered in Lisbon to discuss water shortness in Europe

Article published on Sept. 1, 2007
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Article published on Sept. 1, 2007
The European Union's Ministers of Environment gather today in Lisbon for an informal conference promoted by the Portuguese Presidency to discuss issues such as drought and water shortness.Among several environmental and energy problems that Europe is facing, water shortness is one of the most serious, reaching 11% of European population and 17% of European territory.
In addition to the ministers of the twenty seven, ministers from other candidate countries to the EU will also be present - Macedonia, Croatia and Turkey - as well as ministers from Switzerland and Norway. The aim of this informal conference is to try to promote an agreement on these issues until the end of October, time when the Environment Council takes place.

Author: Bruno Rego

Translation: Maria Alcaparra