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Proposal of the Act on the Amendments to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Act at its first reading in the Croatian Parliament

On February 12, 2020, at the proposal of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Proposal of the Act on Amendments to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Act was submitted at its first reading in the Croatian Parliament.

With this Proposal, which State Geodetic Administration has drafted, National Spatial Data Infrastructure Act aligns with the INSPIRE Directive which was amended with entry into force of the Regulation (EU) 2019/1010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the alignment of reporting obligations in the field of legislation related to the environment, and amending Regulations (EC) No 166/2006 and (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Directives 2002/49/EC, 2007/2/EC, 2009/147/EC and 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulations (EC) No 338/97 and (EC) No 2173/2005, and Council Directive 86/278/EEC.

State Secretary Željko Uhlir presented to the members of the Croatian Parliament the Proposal of the Act on the Amendments to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Act and accentuated that the stated amendment follows the harmonization of Croatian with European legislation, but also changes the provisions of the current Act at the national level to enable its better implementation. In the ensuing parliamentary debate the members of the Croatian Parliament expressed a positive opinion on the proposed Act, emphasized the importance of transparency and accessibility of spatial data and the importance of the said Act for spatial information, both at the national level and for local and regional level.