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Malta Has Best Bathing Water Quality in the EU

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Summer is just around the corner and coming from a Mediterranean island our summer holidays revolve around the sea. Whether it's cooling off in the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea, enjoying a BBQ on the beach, or watching sunset and taking in the beautiful views, we always want to know that the sea we are swimming in is safe and clean. 

In a study published last week by the European Environment Agency and the European Commission, it was found that 95% of the monitored bathing sites within the European Union met the minimum requirements for bathing water and out of that 95%, 83% met the more stringent "excellent" level. 

The study compares the quality of bathing water from over 21,000 coastal and inland bathing sites across the EU, Switzerland and Albania. Depending on the levels of bacteria detected (which include bacteria as a result of pollution from sewage or livestock), the bathing water quality is then classified as "excellent", "sufficient" or poo…

Malta... Where Stories Are Told

Malta offers unique filming locations and has hosted foreign film productions since the 1920s. This can be attributed to the islands' breathtaking coastlines, beautiful natural light and stunning architecture which allow it to double for a variety of locations from ancient Rome to 19th Century Marseilles and Beirut in the 1960's. Other bonuses in Malta's favour are the number of financial incentives available, the fact that most people speak English, good airline connections with major European hubs, long hours of daylight, as well as the talented human resources both in the fields of acting and crew members. 

Directors that have chosen Malta as a backdrop to their films include Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Petersen, Angelina Jolie and most recently Michael Bay amongst others. This means that Malta has serviced some of the most famous blockbusters ever produced in film history, as well as a number of other independent film and TV productions.  

A few of the prod…