EC on Europe’s bathing waters

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Financially strapped Cyprus should be able to lure tourist revenue with it pristine bathing waters, which along with Luxembourg are ranked as some of the EU's cleanest in an environmental report published today (21 May). 

The new Bathing Water Directive (2006) requires the 27 EU states to comply with even stricter and more ambitious requirements by 2015. It calls for more effective monitoring and management of bathing water, greater public participation and improved information dissemination. 


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