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Plans put forward to improve Libyan-Tunisian trade relations

Jamal Suissi, the representative of the Libyan businessmen delegation participating in the Tunisian-Libyan Investment Conference in Tunis, has called for reactivation of joint agreements between the two countries in the field of trade exchange. Suissi stressed in a press statement that the development of Tunisian-Libyan investments requires the reactivation of ...

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Global anxiety deepens over online data and privacy protection – UN agency

Internet users worldwide are becoming more worried about their privacy online and many question the protections offered by Internet and social media companies, a new United Nations survey has found. This waning of confidence could imperil the spread of online shopping even as newcomers to the Internet may be especially ...

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EIB invests more than €1.7bn in Stockholm metro and new trains for Lombardy and Tunisia

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU’s non-profit lending institution, has announced an investment of more than €1.7 billion on improved rail transport in Europe and North Africa. As part of a wider package of new financing, EIB is set to invest €788 million to support the construction of three Stockholm metro ...

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EU-Tunisia Negotiations: Freeing Trade Without Exchanging Freedoms? (FTDES)

The week of April 23, 2018 will be marked by the launch of discussions, between Tunisia and the European Union, on the conditions of trade, with the aim of signing the deep and comprehensive free trade agreement) (DCFTA), and this, after completing, the negotiations, that started from Tuesday, on the ...

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Olive oil production to hit new record in the 2017-18 season in Tunisia

Olive oil production will reach a new record during the 2017-18 season, in Tunisia. The national oil office (ONH) indicated that the oilseed’s volume is expected to be 280, 000 tonnes during the period under review, well beyond the 5-year average of 190, 000 tonnes and the International Olive Oil Council’s ...

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US-led military strikes in Syria spark global call for political settlement

The US-led military attacks on alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria have raised grave global concern, with politicians calling strongly for relevant parties to return to dialogue and avoid an escalation of tensions. The strikes, launched by the United States along with its allies Britain and France before daybreak Saturday, ...

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Data privacy: new global survey reveals growing internet anxiety

2018 poll of internet users in both developed and developing countries shows varying patterns of attitudes and behaviours toward the digital economy. Nearly four fifths of internet users in North America are concerned about privacy online, saying that internet companies are a primary source of their anxiety. This was 5% ...

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Tunisia’s “Startup Act” could show other African governments how to support tech ecosystems

The success story of local tech ecosystems across Africa has provided a positive narrative over the past decade. But much of this success has come despite the lack of an enabling environment or reformist legislation. Increasingly, however, governments across the continent are beginning to focus more on how to boost fledgling ecosystems. ...

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Tunisia to host next Arab Summit

Tunisia will host the next Arab Summit, President Béj Caïd Essebsi said on Sunday in Dhahran, Essebsi said he was pleased to host the next Arab Summit and honoured to chair its work in Tunisia, in a speech delivered at the closing of the 29th Arab Summit in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, ...

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Campaign for municipal elections starts in Tunisia

The electoral campaign for the May 6 municipal elections started last Saturday in Tunisia through the 24 governorates. (350 municipal constituencies). About 2,074 candidate lists will run for a total of 7,177 municipal seats, of which 1,055 party lists, 159 coalition lists and 860 independents, said the Independent High Authority ...

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