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Thousands of Albanians went to the streets on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama.
Demonstrators clashed with the police as they tried to enter the prime minister's office in the capital Tirana.
Four demonstrators and two police officers were injured during the clash, according to the Albanian Ministry of Health and Social Protection.
In response to a question from a Greek MEP over the appropriation by the Albanian state of land belonging to members of the Greek minority there, European Commissioner for Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn reportedly said Monday that the European Commission is closely monitoring the situation throughout the country.
Albania has defended a controversial decision to confiscate property belonging to ethnic Greek families in the south of the country.
On Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Ministry urged Tirana to annul the decision, which also involves the sale of minority property with an eye on tourism development, calling it a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
There were tensions at the Greek-Albanian border on Saturday morning when Albanian authorities reportedly stopped Greek citizens trying to enter the country to attend a memorial service for an ethnic Greek man, Konstantinos Katsifas, who was fatally injured by Albanian police in an exchange of fire in late October in the village of Bularat.