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Recognition of private ownership of land in the public domain
In order to counter the use, occupation and settlement of public water for private individuals - in particular as regards the beds and banks - Law No. 54/2005 of 15 November, established the need for private individuals obtain recognition of ownership over the parcels of beds or shores of the sea or any navigable waters or buoyant through prosecution to bring up to January 1, 2014, subject to revocation (see Meet the Law published in 13.09.2013).
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