Killing puts strain on Greek-Albanian relations after stalled efforts to reach deal

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Albania, Balkan
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The death of a 35-year-old Greek man, Konstantinos Katsifas, who was shot by the Albanian police in southern part of Greece’s neighbouring country last Sunday has provoked concern in Athens and Tirana about a potential deterioration in bilateral relations.

The circumstances of his death are still not clear, fuelling speculation in Greece that he was hunted down by Albanian authorities after trying to raise a Greek flag to commemorate the start of the war on the Albanian front in the Second World War. Othe...

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