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International Commission For The Protection Of River Danube

Constantin Tanase
Last modified: 2016-06-01


European powers, Danube riparian or non-riparian always showed great interest in the situation of the river, which is explained by resource wealth and its strategic importance. Over time these have concluded treaties, conventions bilateral and multilateral agreements in pursuit of their own political and economic interests. They also established various bodies, particularly committees to manage those interests in the area. Some had a beneficial role, but ignored at certain times, lower riparians natural rights, which did not have an economic and military force able to support their aspirations. Others were concerned and still are concerned especially with the problem of navigation on the great river.

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River was created by the Convention for the Protection of the Danube River signed in Sofia on 29 June 1994 and has other objectives and competencies to its predecessors. Also in its composition are the representatives of the riparian states and the European Community.