The Black Sea
Project Beneficiary Countries: Georgia, Russian Federation, Ukraine
The Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution (Bucharest Convention) addresses these problems through enhanced cooperation among its signatories. The development/improvement of a monitoring network is considered to be a management target of high priority. Further coordination in policies and legislation between the Black Sea countries is also of common interest to the EU’s partners countries – being also members of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (Black Sea Commission – BSC) – in so far it influences their own ability to implement EU legislation and policies, notably the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).