The quality of water at designated bathing beaches in Europe (coastal and inland) has improved throughout the 1990s. In 2002, 96% of coastal bathing waters and 91% of inland bathing waters complied with the mandatory standards.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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