The European Parliament and the Council adopted legislation to create a common framework for maritime spatial planning in Europe during the summer. The new directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 28th August and comes into force today 17th September (20 days after its publication). The implementation of this directive is an important step in the progress towards a sustainable use of our seas. The Directive can be found in all EU member state languages here.
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