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Beyond Transactional Deals: Building Lasting Migration Partnerships in the Mediterranean

As maritime arrivals to Europe rose sharply in 2015 and 2016, European policymakers renewed their focus on building partnerships with origin and transit countries in North Africa in an effort to bring Mediterranean crossings under control. Though hardly new—some such partnerships stretch back decades—these efforts have taken on new urgency ...

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More than a million Libyans have visited Tunisia this year

ver a million Libyans have visited Tunisia in the first ten months of the year, for health, educational, political and personal safety reasons or just to have a break from the violence. Tourism minister Salma Loumi said today that the 1,400,000 figure for Libyans who had come so far in ...

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Chinese market significant for reviving Tunisian tourism: official

Chinese tourist market would be a significant factor to revive Tunisian tourism industry, Tunisian Minister of Tourism said Thursday during a session of parliamentary hearing. Salma Elloumi, Tunisian Minister of Tourism, said Tunisia received around 16,000 Chinese tourists until Nov. 10 this year, an increase of 190 percent compared with ...

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EBRD and FAO boost Tunisian olive oil

Using innovation and technology to transform Tunisia’s olive oil industry was the focus of a high-level conference today in the country’s capital, Tunis. The event, organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), drew around 80 industry ...

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Tunisia to lift retirement age by two years, official says

The Tunisian government has reached a deal with a major labour union to lift the retirement age for public servants by two years, a government official said on Friday, a key reform demanded by its lenders to stabilize state finances. The North African country is under pressure from the International ...

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Migrants being auctioned off as slaves in Libya

Sub-Saharan African migrants are being sold for as little as $400 in auction houses around Libya, a CNN undercover investigation has revealed. The American TV channel revealed the slave markets that have taken place around Libya including in western Libya, around the capital Tripoli and near the border with Tunisia but also in Ghadames, a town ...

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Egypt: North Africa’s Foreign Ministers Issue ‘Cairo Declaration’ On Libya

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria issued a joint statement on the Libyan crisis called “The Cairo Declaration”, following their talks in Cairo on Wednesday 15/11/2017 . The statement is as follows : 1- Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with counterparts of Tunisia Khemaies Jhinaoui and Algeria Abdelkader ...

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Tunisia’s Q3 growth at 2.1 percent year-on year, same as Q3 last year

Tunisia’s economic growth remained stable at 2.1 percent year-on-year in third quarter, the state statistics institute said on Thursday. The growth was also 2.1 percent in the third quarter last year. Figures from the statistics Institute showed that growth in the first nine months of 2017 was to 1.9 percent. ...

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Information Day: ” Health, demographic change and wellbeing”

Since its association with Horizon 2020 Programme (EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation) in 2016, Tunisia is multiplying its efforts to improve the participation of its Institutions in this Programme. To this purpose, a special Programme Management Unit Research and Innovation (PMURI), acting as Directorate-General, was created by decree ...

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Wall Street English franchise opens in Tunisia

Mr. Alex Baker, Wall Street English representative, said that the training centre for apprenticeship of the English language will open today in Tunisia. Mr. Baker confirmed that the Wall Street English adventure began more than 44 years ago on a simple and innovative idea, teaching English by reproducing the same ...

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