Albania project to boost tourism 'violating land rights'

The Albanian government claimed the land last November in a decision not ratified by Parliament or signed by the president.

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    The Albanian government is launching a large-scale construction project on the country's coast in a bid to develop tourism.

    But ethnic Greek landowners say the state is forcibly taking away their land and, with Albania's courts crippled by a corruption shakedown, they are left without any recourse for justice.

    Deutsche Bank has valued the property claimed at between $800m and $1.5bn.

    Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Heimara.


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