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Tunisia will not impose new taxes in 2019 – prime minister

Tunisia will impose no new taxes on individuals and firms under the 2019 budget but will continue to reform a costly subsidies system, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Friday. The country has struggled to fulfil donors’ demands to reform its economy and cut its budget deficit amid turmoil since ...

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Tunisian navy rescues 25 Italy-bound illegal immigrants

The Tunisian navy rescued 25 illegal Tunisian immigrants attempting to reach the Italian coast, the defense ministry said Thursday. These migrants, aged between 14 and 37 years old, were rescued 75 km off Djerba Island in southeastern Tunisia, the ministry added. Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights recently revealed ...

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NDU Annual Distinguished Alumni Award in strategic studies bestowed to academic and journalist Kamal Ben Younes

The National Defense University of Washington (NDU) and its world largest strategic studies centre, the Near East and South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies (NESA), bestowed its annual Distinguished Alumni Award to journalist and academic, Historian and Strategic Studies Expert Kamal Ben Younes. This annual award, which has so far ...

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Enova Robotics achieves biggest fundraising for a Startup in Tunisia

Enova Robotics, the only manufacturer of smart robots in Africa and the Arab world, has completed a fundraising of around 4.5 million dinars, which is the most important fundraising event carried out by a Startup in Tunisia. Enova Robotics Founder Anis Sahbani told media that its Startup is now moving ...

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Tunisia FM rules out holding Libyan elections this year

Libyan rivals agreed during their talks in Paris to hold elections on Dec. 18 Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui on Tuesday ruled out holding elections in conflict-ridden Libya this year. “It has become very difficult to respect the dates set by the Paris conference for holding elections in Libya,” Jhinaoui said in ...

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NHRC Organizes Tunisia conference on peace issues

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) will organize an international conference on “Issues of Peace” in Tunis from 26 to 29 September. The conference is the first of its kind organized by NHRC in Tunis in cooperation with the Arab Institute for Human Rights, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and ...

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Tunisia : Swiver raises about TND500,000 for its development

Swiver, a Tunisian cloud accounting service provider, raised about TND 500,000 from Compagnie d’Assurance et de Réassurance Tuniso-Européenne (Carte). These funds will help the company extend its services to other countries in Africa. “These funds will strengthen our business capabilities. We will offer new online services, like monthly tax returns, to our ...

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Saudi Fund for Development finances housing units in Tunisia

The Saudi Fund for Development financed 18 housing units in the city of Oued Melliz, governorate of Jendouba. The units are part of a $150 million soft loan provided by the fund, which aims to build around 4,600 units in different regions of Tunisia for low-income people. Mohammed Saleh Arfaoui, ...

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Anger as Italy arrests Tunisian fishermen ‘rescuing migrants’

Italy has been urged to release six Tunisian fishermen who were arrested at sea on suspicion of smuggling migrants. Supporters of the fishermen, from the south-east coastal town of Zarzis, say their colleagues were simply aiding a boat in distress. The boat, carrying 14 people, was trying to reach the ...

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Tunisian-British Trade and Investment Forum due next October in London

The Tunisian-British Trade and Investment Forum is due to be held in London on October 10 -12, 2018, according to a note from the Tunisian Embassy in the British capital, published by the Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX). The forum is part of efforts to raise awareness among Tunisian business community ...

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