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IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) Arrangement for Tunisia

The government’s reform program aims at strengthening the recovery by reducing macroeconomic imbalances, ensuring adequate social protection, and encouraging private sector-led job creation. Growth-friendly and socially conscious reforms will help reduce fiscal and current account deficits, reverse debt accumulation, and raise investment and social spending. Monetary policy should continue to ...

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Trade deficit worsened to 8.16 billion dinars (INS)

Tunisia’s trade deficit at current prices worsened during the 1st quarter of 2018 to 8.16 billion dinars (BD), announced Monday, the National Institute of Statistics (INS). The trade balance shows a deficit of 8,164.9 million dinars (MD), following the deficit recorded with certain countries, namely China (-2,569.8 MD), Italy (-1,329.2 ...

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Libyan Airlines resumes flights to Tunisia

Libyan Airlines has resumed flights to Tunisia after days of suspension. The head of the Information Office of the Libyan Airlines, Mohamed Gnewa, clarified that the company resumed its flights Sunday to Tunisia after a two-day of suspension. Gnewa added that the flights will return to normal schedule after being ...

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We must stand together against terrorism

Terrorism has once again struck the innocent. It was a brutal act of violence by targeting our valiant heroes, members of the security institution, in a cowardly act that reflects the state of desperation in which these extremist groups find themselves. Six National Guards have fallen as martyrs in an ...

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Why Migration Processing Centers won’t Solve EU’s Migration Problem

The EU has been thinking of outsourcing the management of migration and asylum to North African countries where most migrants are taking the perilous sea route to Europe. The idea of setting up migrant processing centres is winning support in the EU but has been met with utter rejection by ...

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IMF approves $249m loan tranche to Tunisia amid economic reforms

The latest tranche brings the total disbursement of the four-year loan to $1.14 billion The International Monetary Fund has approved the release of a $249 million loan tranche to Tunisia, as part of an economic reform programme, in a capital injection to the struggling economy. The fourth tranche from Tunisia’s four-year programme ...

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 More Chinese tourists flock to Tunisia’s Coastal resorts

In the archaeological museum in Sousse city in east Tunisia, a colourful one-square-meter mosaic of Chinese Taijitu has attracted many visitors. The Taijitu, evenly divided into two halves by a central curve, represents the Chinese philosophy of “Yin and Yang”. The pattern description reads “mosaic with the classical yin-yang pattern ...

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At least six national guard officers killed in attack near Tunisia-Algeria border

Six members of the national guard killed by ‘terrorists’ close to the Algerian border, the interior ministry says. The Interior Ministry indicates, in a statement made public, that a patrol of the Border Guard, in Ain Soltane (Jendouba governorate), was ambushed on Sunday around 11:45 a.m., on the border strip ...

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Libyan and Tunisian Foreign Ministers agree to activate pre 2011 agreements

The Libyan Foreign Minister, Mohamed Siyala and Tunisian Foreign Minister, Khemais Jhinaoui agreed to resume work on the agreements reached between the two countries before 2011. Jhinaoui stated at a news conference with Siyala in Tunis after the Libyan-Tunisian joint committee meeting that he agreed with his Libyan counterpart that ...

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Tunisia hosts high-level informal dialogue on Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

Tunisia hosted a high-level informal dialogue on the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, which brought together representatives of 18 countries, according to a statement issued Friday by The International Organization for Migration (IOM). Following various regional consultations and a national consultation held in Tunis last May, the Tunis informal ...

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