Prime Ministers of Albania
Clashes erupted on Monday as thousands of opposition supporters protested outside the Albanian parliament in a bid to stop the ruling majority electing a new temporary general prosecutor.
The protesters clashed with police, who used tear gas in a bid to subdue them. Some people were reported to have been injured.
The five-year mandate of the General Prosecutor in Albania is ending without any agreement on a successor, which is expected to add to the existing tensions between ruling and opposition parties.
Adriatik Llalla assumed his five-year post on December 7, 2012 after serving as head of the High Inspectorate for the Declaration and Audit of Assets.
On 14 and 15 November 2017, Vice President Iliana Yotova will be on a working visit to the Republic of Albania, reported BGNES.
In Tirana, Iliana Yotova will hold meetings with Albania's President Ilir Meta, Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruçi and Prime Minister Edi Rama, the head of state's press service has said.
Albanian and Greek officials head on Friday to Crete, Greece, for two days of planned talks on past and present disputes dogging often tetchy relations between the two Balkan countries.
The talks will be headed by the Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Greek counterpart Nikolaos Kotzias, each accompanied by a large group of experts and diplomats.
Albania on Monday will announce the formation of a special anti-crime task force within the police, which will work on partly secret operations with US FBI agents.
The secretive part of these operations will be shared only with other local and international law enforcement agencies included as partners in the process.
The head of the secret service in Albania, SHISH, Visho Ajazi Lika, has resigned from his position to which he was appointed in August 2012.
The news emerged on Monday after Prime Minister Edi Rama's office said Rama had named SHISH vice director Helidon Bendo to President Ilir Meta as Ajazi's successor.