Greece hits out at Albania

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The Independent Online
ATHENS (Reuter) - Greece, angry about the trial in Tirana of five ethnic Greeks accused of spying, hit back against Albania yesterday by blocking EU funds to the country and drastically increasing the rounding up and expulsion from the country of thousands of illegal Albanian migrants. A government spokesman said Athens would block a 15 million Ecu ( pounds 11.7m) aid package, intended as the first part of a 35 million Ecu European Union loan.