The latest amendment to the law reads that the Coast Guard Command’s areas of duty, bases, staff and positioning are to be regulated exclusively by the Ministry of Interior. Previously, it was necessary to receive the opinion of the General Staff. Now, the opinion of the General Staff is necessary only in cases where the Coast Guard comes under the command of the Naval Forces Command and only for the contingents concerned (Executive Decree 668 Article 24).
In an article under the section on areas of duty and positioning the phrase “military personnel subordinate to the command” was changed to “law enforcement personnel” (Executive Decree 671 Article 29).
With an amendment to the second article of the Law no. 2911 on Meetings and Demonstrations, the Coast Guard Command is now considered to be one of the civilian authorities with a role in implementing the said law in its areas of duty (Executive Decree 680 Article 50).