The Denmark-Poland boundary is the only maritime boundary in the Baltic Sea that has yet to be delimited, and my understanding is that the two countries have significantly different views about where their maritime boundary should run. Poland's legislation concerning maritime jurisdiction is rather opaque, but it appears to result in an EEZ limit that hugs Denmark's territorial sea limit around Bornholm. Denmark presumably believes that Bornholm is a sufficiently large island for it to be given full weight in determining the maritime boundary with Poland. The area of overlap between Poland's EEZ limit and an equidistance line between the two coasts is nearly 3,600 square kilometres.
The above comments are based on research undertaken in 2007. It is quite possible that there have been negotiations since then which have narrowed the differences between the two governments, but I am not aware of any progress.
m a r t i n
Professor Martin Pratt
IBRU: Durham University's Centre for Borders Research
Department of Geography
Durham DH1 3LE
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1964
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 1962
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> Dear all:
> I would like to know if there have been any recent contacts between the governments of
> Poland and Denmark on the subject of the delimitation of their EEZ. I wonder if the
> area's potential for offshore wind development could constitute an incentive to reach an
> agreement on this matter.
> Thank you for you help.
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