Presentation on theme: "Marine Strategy Framework Directive: Transposition and Implementation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Marine Strategy Framework Directive: Transposition and Implementation State of PlayEuropean CommissionDG EnvironmentMarine Environment and Water Industry UnitMarine Directors26 May 2015, Brussels
2 Conformity checking of MSFD transposition State of playPilots and infringementsReporting under Art and Art 11Follow-up to Article 12 RecommendationsRegional / Bilateral Follow- upsLetters from Member StatesObjectives of the presentation:- to present the state of play of transposition conformity check- to present status of reportingDisclaimer: simply update on where we are, not an indication of any future action (closing or opening procedures)DG ENV
3 Conformity checking of transposition Assessed and pilots closed: BE, BG, CY, DK, ES, EE, IT, LT, LV, MT, NL, PT, RO, SE, SIConf Studies assessed, pilot open: UKConf studies still pending: IE, FI, PL, DE, FR, GRPossibly additional pilots once conformity checking assessed for all MSNB All Member States have transposed the MSFD into their national legislation, although PL only completed this in early 2013 following legal action from the European Commission (C- 245/12 - Commission / Poland). After receipt of the national legislation, the Commission undertakes a conformity check for each Member State, excluding landlocked Member States who are not concerned by this exercise (AT, CZ, HU, LU, SK).Main message:Conformity checking on transposition has been done by batch, taking group of country after group of country: 3 batchesBe careful, the above doesn't mean that the tranposition is fineConformity checking = studies, that are being assessed, to evaluate whether necessary to open pilot / request clarifications. This has been done for the 1st batch, a number of pilots that had been open are now closed (more details on pilots under this 1st batch on following slide)We are aware a number of countries are currently taking action to resolve the problemsDG ENV
4 MSFD Scoreboard Last updated 19 May 2015 Art. 26 Art. 7 Art. 8/ 9/10 Last updated 19 May 2015Art. 26Art.7Art. 8/ 9/10Art 11BelgiumBulgariaCroatiaCyprusDenmarkEstoniaFinlandFranceGermanyGreeceIrelandItalyArt. 26Art.7Art. 8/ 9/10Art 11LatviaLithuaniaMaltaNetherlandsPolandPortugalRomaniaSloveniaSpainSwedenUKBased on fish scoreboard available on websiteCompared to last version from November, more "green" in the Article 11 column, but still some reports missing that were due 6 months ago (15 October 2014): legal follow-up from the Commission in the pipeline.ReceivedPart receivedNot received
5 Follow-up to Article 12 Recommendations EC Report adopted on 20 Feb 2014Letters to MS sent on 22 April 2014Regional meetingsMeeting with Black Sea MS: March 2014Meeting with Mediterranean MS: 9-10 April 2014Meeting with HELCOM MS: May 2014Meeting with OSPAR MS: May 2014Bilateral meetingsMeeting with PT: 16 December 2014Meeting with PL: 17 December 2014Meetings' Conclusions all available on CIRCA
6 Follow-up to Article 12 Recommendation MS Replies (Status 19 May 2015) BelgiumBulgariaCroatiaCyprusDenmarkEstoniaFinlandFranceGermanyGreeceIrelandItalyLatviaLithuaniaMaltaNetherlandsPolandPortugalRomaniaSloveniaSpainSwedenUKMS sent a reply to the CommissionMS did not send a reply to the CommissionMS replies now all available on CIRCA.