Romania

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Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial Sea (12 nm zone): N/A
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: approximately 22 486 km²; the EEZ between Romania and Bulgaria has not yet been agreed upon

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:
  • N/A

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

Romania transposed the Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 July 2014 regarding Maritime Spatial Planning and started to implement MSP by:

a) Government Ordinance no. 18/2016 on the maritime spatial planning.

b) Law no. 88/2017 related to the approval of the Government Ordinance no. 18/2016 on the maritime spatial planning.

c) Government Decision no. 406/2017 for the approval of the Regulation on the organization, functioning and nominal composition of the Maritime Spatial Planning Committee.

d) Government Decision no. 436/2018 for the approval of the Methodology for elaborating the Maritime Spatial Plan.

A draft of the Plan was developed, discussed within the Maritime Spatial Planning Committee and modified according to the comments of the members of this committee. Subsequently, the public consultation procedure was launched, following which the observations and comments received were analyzed to be included in the plan. Currently, the Plan has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests to assess the need undertake the environmental assessment procedure.

Contact

Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration of Romania

Bogdan GHINEA– Head of unit

Last updated: July 2022
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