hidden europe 56

Boundary Lakes

by hidden europe


A whistle-stop tour of some of Europe's trans-boundary water bodies, from Lake Peipus to Lake Prespa and beyond.

Lakes that span frontiers raise not merely special political challenges, but also test the ingenuity of environmental managers. The challenge of tackling eutrophication in Lake Ohrid is compounded by the fact that the two riparian states — Macedonia and Albania — don’t always see eye-to-eye on environmental issues.

Elsewhere in Europe there are many other significant international lakes. Lake Prespa is bisected by the frontiers of Greece, Albania and Macedonia.

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