Percentage of European coastal bathing waters complying with mandatory value (or with at least sufficient quality) and meeting guide value (or with excellent quality) for the year 2012 by country

Figure Created 28 Aug 2013 Last modified 05 Sep 2013
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Countries arranged by the percentage of compliance with mandatory value 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 eight European countries (Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, the United Kingdom) the assessment is done under the transition period rules. For 15 European countries (Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden) the assessment is done under the New Bathing Water Directive.


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