Netherlands accepts bathing water failure

The Dutch government is likely to receive a condemnation from the EU's court of justice after acknowledging failure to meet targets under the 1975 bathing water directive. In an opinion on the case issued today, advocate general Francis Jacobs backs European Commission complaints that, during the 1999 bathing season, the Dutch authorities failed to adequately sample inland waters, and that 8% of the bathing sites fell short of EU minimum quality standards. See advocate general's opinion in case C-268/00.

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