Which marine spatial plans exist?

There is currently no national legally binding MSP in Romania. Nevertheless, main advances in MSP have been achieved through several European projects in which Romania has been involved, such as MARSPLAN BS I and II. The second project is ongoing and should lead to considerable inputs for the Romanian MSP (1 July 2019 – 30 June 2021).

It should also be noted that Romania has been highly active in the field of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). One regional (undertaken in the scope of the PlanCoast project) and four local MSPs were finalized before 2014 under the ICZM principle (national law).

Legal framework

Romania transposed Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament into national legislation through Law n° 88/2017 related to the approval of Government Ordinance n° 18/2016 on Maritime Spatial Planning.


Last updated: May 2021
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