I have a shapefile of European countries (with regional subdivisions) as well as a shapefile of lines.

How do I delete all the lines on the coast-side, using ArcGIS Desktop?

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If you have a shapefile of lines, I'm assuming it would include the coastline? If this is the case, you could simply: increase the transparency to 100% that would make the coastlines "disappear". This is found under Layer Properties > Display tab

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or you could change the symbology to no color which is also found under Layer Properties> Symbology tab

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The methodology is assuming you're using ArcMap. If you could elaborate on the software you're using, that would help to determine a solution.

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