Politics of Albania
Artur Metani, Albania's High Inspector of Justice, at parliament on January 20. Photo: Malton Dibra/LSA
Metani, 46, has had a career in state administration, including stints working for the cabinet of Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama.
He has also previously served as adviser to two presidents and is the brother of Socialist MP Eglantina Gjermeni.
Representatives of the opposition Petrit Vasili (left) and Oerd Bylykbashi announcing the agreement on Tuesday. Photo: Gent Shkullaku/LSA.
The move has been applauded by the country's US and European partners, and offers a potential boost to the country's chances to open membership negotiations with European Union.
January 11 - Romania begins a six-month EU Council presidency amid anti-government protests at home and calls from EU leaders to respect the rule of law.
January 17 - Human Rights Watch's World Report 2019 highlights threats to journalists and minority and immigrants' rights as key problems in the Balkans.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Monday asked parliament for a three-month extension of emergency powers that were introduced after the deadly earthquake in Albania on November 26.
Rama claimed the extraordinary powers are needed while there are still post-earthquake tremors in the Tirana and Durres regions.