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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Albanians Protest Veto

TIRANA (Reuters) -- Albania protested against Greece's vote blocking a 35 million ecu ($42 million) European Union loan, saying it was unfair and based on false information.

Greece again blocked the loan to Albania last week when European Union finance ministers met in Brussels because of what it sees as Albania's maltreatment of ethnic Greeks.

The Albanian Foreign Ministry accused Greece of pursuing a nationalist policy. "The Albanian government ... denounces the action of the Greek government, considering it as wholly unfounded and based on falsifications," a statement issued last week said.