Bulgaria

Bulgaria

WHICH MARITIME SPATIAL PLANS EXIST? 

There are no formal maritime spatial plans in Bulgaria yet.  Nevertheless, pilot plans for MSP have been elaborated. 

MSP LEGISLATION 

Bulgaria transposed the Directive 2014/89/EU by 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 that should be delivered in 2020. 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 AUTHORITIES 

The overall management and coordination of the Maritime Spatial Planning related activities are performed by the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, who is also responsible for development and maintaining of the Maritime Spatial Plan of Bulgaria (Article 51b).  

Furthermore, an Advisory Council on Maritime Spatial Planning is established as a subsidiary body to the Minister. The latter supports the cooperation and coordination between relevant stakeholders during the Maritime Spatial Planning process 

CONTACT 

Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works 

Directorate General “Strategic Planning and Programmes for Regional Development” 

Maria Georgieva 

Chief expert 

109-115 Todor Alexandrov Blvd.  

Sofia 1000, Bulgaria 

Phone +359 29405654 

E-mail: MGeorgieva@mrrb.government.bg 

Web: www.mrrb.government.bg  

 

Executive Agency “Maritime Administration” (EAMA) 

Chief Secretary 

Peter Kirov 

9 Dyakon Ignatii Str. 

Sofia, Bulgaria 

Phone +359 700 10 145 

E-mail: BMA@marad.bg or pkirov@marad.bg 

Web: www.marad.bg 

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Last Update 07.05.2020