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The European Union’s Eurovision Beach Contest

by | 1st, June 2007

EUROPEAN beaches – where to swim and where not to. Beware Greeks carrying data…

Britain’s beaches are cleaner than ever but they still cannot compete with Mediterranean or Aegean countries, according to EU figures released yesterday.

Only two out of 567 British beaches repeatedly failed spot checks for bacteria in the water last summer, down from ten the previous year, making it the best year for meeting basic European standards.

But while four in five British beaches received the top European grading, in Greece not one of 2,047 resorts failed the test, with 96.9 per cent classed as excellent.

 The EU website tells us:

Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas said: “It is encouraging to see that the rate of compliance of freshwater bathing areas in 2006 has recovered from the disappointing decrease in 2005.”

Yeah, Stavros… Is the EU getting to be like Eurovision..?

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