– Yesterday took place the first meeting summoned by the Presidential Commission for the Constituent with some political parties in order to start the discussions regarding the Constituent process. However, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD, in Spanish) and the parties conforming it were the biggest exception as, instead, they called for a new round of protests in the country to reject the conditions of the aforementioned process. The opposition coalition will hold more demonstrations this week and tomorrow they will try to reach the Supreme Court continuing with the protests against the Constituent.
– The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) rejected Argentina’s request for annulment and ordered the country to pay USD384mn (€350mn) over the breach of water contract in 2015 to Aguas de Barcelona (Agbar), Suez Environment and Vivendi. The dispute goes back to 2005 when these three companies asked the government to raise the tariffs, to which the government demanded for investment commitments. The lack of agreement between the parties ended with the decision from the government to cancel their contract for water and drainage provision, leading to the World Bank’s court. This decision sets the dispute closer to an end after over a decade of procedure.