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MSP EU Legend 4

Basic facts on Marine Waters

  • Romanian contiguous zone (as defined by UNCLOS) is approximately 3,202 km² and its Exclusive Economic Zone (as defined by UNCLOS) is about 22,486km².
  • The limit between Romania and Ukraine was agreed in 2009 after being referred to the International Court of Justice. The EEZ between Romania and Bulgaria has not yet been agreed upon.
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Maritime Spatial Plan(s) 

Status: MSP process ongoing

Romania has not yet adopted an MSP. Given the expiration of the deadline to enter the MSP into force (31 March 2021), Romania and the European Commission have initiated a formal communication procedure through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the current state of the MSP. The draft MSP was under public consultation until 1 June 2022. After submission and finalisation of the environmental evaluation the new MSP draft plan is under consultation until 20 August 2023.

Romania's draft Maritime Spatial Plan is available here

The main advances in terms of MSP have been achieved through the implementation of the MARSPLAN BS I and MARSPLAN BS II projects. The second project led to considerable inputs for the Romanian maritime spatial planning (2019 - 2021).

MSP Legislation

The EU MSP Directive is transposed into national legislation through Law no. 88/2017 related to the approval of Government Ordinance no. 18/2016 on Maritime Spatial Planning.

National MSP Authority

Romania's competent authority for MSP is the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and Administration.


Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration (MPWDA)

Directorate General for Regional Development and Infrastructure

Liviu BĂILEȘTEANU. Director

Phone: +40372 114 525


Contact person: Bogdan Andrei GHINEA. Head of unit

Phone: +40372 114 518


Street: Libertății Bd., no. 16, North Wing, Sector 5, Bucharest, postal code 050706


Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests 
National Committee of Coastal Zone
Department for Water Resources Management (DWRM)
Director:  Gheorghe Constantin
Street: Calea Plevnei, 46-48, Bucharest
Phone: 004 021.316.61.56.

Ministry of Transports and Infrastructure
Commission of Integrated Maritime Policy
Inter-ministerial committee for coordination of EU's Integrated Maritime Policy
Secretariat - DGSMAE and DN (Memorandum nr.20/9709/2009) Contact person:  Violanda Alayan
Street: Blv. Dinicu Golescu 38, 010873, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
Phone: 021.319.61.24, fax - 021.313.88.69

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