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Brussels residents dissatisfied with cleanliness and air quality
Brussels residents are generally quite satisfied with life in the city, according to a three-yearly survey by the European Commission. Nevertheless, there are still a few sore points, say those surveyed, including cleanliness, air quality and noise pollution, writes Bruzz.
Less than half of the Brussels residents surveyed (46%) are satisfied with the cleanliness of their city. That is well below the European average of 65%. Only 51% of the respondents say they are satisfied with the air quality in the capital, compared with the European average of 63%.
The 'Quality of life in European cities' survey results also reveal a high level of satisfaction among residents. For example, nine out of ten Brussels residents are satisfied with the city's health services, as well as the quality of their local shops. Residents of the 19 Brussels municipalities are also more satisfied than the average European with the amount of green, cultural and public spaces in their city.
The European Commission poll, conducted every three years since 2004, is based on telephone interviews with 40,000 people in 79 different cities, including about 500 Brussels residents.
The topics covered include housing, health, economy, work, environment, transport, leisure and safety.