Malta has fourth cleanest seawater in EU

Malta’s seawater has been ranked as the fourth cleanest among EU countries.

This results from statistics issued by Eurostat  following water samples taken during 2019.

The figures show that 97.7% of the local beaches where people swim have seawater which is of excellent quality.

This is when the average for member states was 88%.

Lithuania has the cleanest sea water, 100%, followed by Cyprus at 99% and Croatia at 98%.

Poland has the lowest rate at 29% although the waters around its coast are of excellent quality.

Estonia and Finland were ranked at 52% and 64% respectively.