Problems of Geography, 2019, Vol.3-4, DOI:
Boris Kolev

The Republic of Bulgaria is a maritime state. It is among the maritime countries of the European Union. This geographical fact enables it to have maritime communications with all other coastal states, which is of great importance for the development of maritime commercial shipping. Maritime communications have greater commercial, geopolitical and geostrategic importance for our country as well as for our partners in the European Union and NATO. The article presents the basic legal rules of national and international maritime law governing the use of those maritime spaces on which part of the national sovereignty of the country is exercised. Particular attention was paid to the legal regulation of the Black Sea straits of the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles, through which, like Bulgaria and other Black Sea countries, they connect with the oceans. The basic concepts used in international maritime law are also described. Knowing, even briefly, this legal question would be of benefit to scientists, both geographers and economists, regionalists and others.

maritime law, maritime spaces, Black Sea straits, international maritime law

Author information:
Author: Boris Kolev
Affiliation: National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography – BAS, str. Acad. G. Bonchev, bl. 3, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

How to cite:
Kolev, B. (2019). МЕЖДУНАРОДНОПРАВЕН СТАТУТ НА ЧЕРНО МОРЕ. Problems of Geography, 2019, Vol.3-4, p. 43-50.