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Friday, May 7, 1999 Published at 00:56 GMT 01:56 UK


World: Europe

World Bank to aid Macedonia


The World Bank has approved a thirty-million dollar loan for Albania to help it cope with the influx of refugees from Kosovo.

The Bank said the money should be used to maintain economic stability and implement the country's reform programme.

The Bank is expected to announce a forty million dollar loan for Macedonia next week.

On Wednesday it presided over a donors' conference in Paris that pledged more than two-hundred-and-fifty million dollars of assistance for Macedonia.

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