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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Danube River

Anton Florian Zeilinger

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2019

Rivers — State succession, international agreements — Treaties, application — Treaties, interpretation — Peace treaties

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 With a length of 2,860 km, the Danube is the second-longest river in Europe, stretching from Germany to the Black Sea . Ten States (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia , Serbia , Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine) are its immediate riparians, and up to ten more have a share of its river basin. It is thus one of the truly international watercourses , and has always played an important role in the economic development of its riparian States for whom international cooperation has always been of the utmost interest. While the focus was historically on...
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