Maritime Spatial Plan(s)
Bulgaria adopted its Maritime Spatial Plan, the Marine Spatial Plan of the Republic of Bulgaria, in May 2023.
The EU MSP Directive is transposed into national legislation through an amendment of the Maritime Spaces, Inland Waterways and Ports of the Republic of Bulgaria Act. The Advisory Council on Maritime Spatial Planning has been working since 2018 on the development of the Plan. Some general measures that cover MSP (and ICZM) are mentioned in the Development Strategies of the coastal districts (Burgas, Varna and Dobrich), in the National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture in Bulgaria (2014-2020) and in the National Regional Development Strategy (2012-2022).
National MSP Authority
Bulgaria's competent authority for MSP is the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works.
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
Directorate General “Strategic Planning and Regional Development Programs”
1.Mr. Ivaylo Stoyanov
Head of Department "Strategic Planning and Programming"
Sofia 1618, 215 Tsar Boris III blvd.
tel. +3592 9405 627
2. Ms. Stanislava Atanasova,
Chief Expert in DG "Strategic Planning and Regional Development Programs"
tel. +3592 9405 655