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Key Message

Despite this improvement, 13% of Europe's coastal bathing waters and 36% of Europe's inland bathing beaches still do not meet (non-mandatory) guide values even though the bathing water directive was adopted almost 25 years ago. In addition studies have shown that even meeting guide values does necessarily protect public health.

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