Percentage of European coastal bathing waters complying with mandatory values (or with at least sufficient quality) and meeting guide values (or with excellent quality) for the year 2011 by country

Figure Created 22 Sep 2012 Published 13 Nov 2012 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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Countries arranged by the percentage of compliance with mandatory values (or at least sufficient quality). Five Member States (Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg and Slovakia) and Switzerland have no coastal bathing waters. The quality classes under the New Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC) are jointed with compliance categories under the Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC).


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For Romania and the United Kingdom the assessment is done under the Bathing Water Directive. For nine European countries (Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro) the assessment is done under the transition period rules. For 13 European countries (Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Sweden) the assessment is done under the New Bathing Water Directive.


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