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 n. 2016-955, at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR). As part of its mission, an Information Day covering SC1″ Health, demographic change and wellbeing” will be held on 18th November 2017. The event will bring together researchers…

European patents in Tunisia: Validation agreement between EPO and Tunisia to enter into force on 1 December

The President of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli, and the Director-General of Tunisia’s National Standardisation and Industrial Property Institute (INNORPI), Amel Ben Farhat, announced today that starting 1 December European patents can be validated in Tunisia and thus regarded as national Tunisian ones. “This agreement brings significant advantages while improving the attractiveness of the Tunisian economy,” said EPO President Battistelli. “Companies and inventors from Europe and around the world will be able to easily extend the scope of their patent protection to Tunisia, which is a growing market. To…

Holidaymakers’ paradise in Tunisia

“Always look on the bright sight of life…” Almost everyone knows this famous scene from the film “Life of Brian”. But what many people don’t realise: Large parts of the film were shot in the Tunisian city of Monastir. Built as a fortress in the year 796, the town became a holy city and pilgrimage site for the religious. Today Monastir is an attractive holiday destination. Its location on the Gulf and beautiful sandy beaches invite you to swap the cold German winter for a few warm summer days. This…

Egypt, Tunisia sign 10 agreements during cooperation talks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met on Sunday with Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed at the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in Heliopolis. The meeting discussed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation in the political, security and economic fields, as well as various issues of common concern pertaining to the regional and international arena,, especially the Middle East peace process and combating terrorist organizations. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, ministers and senior officials from both sides attended the meeting. Egypt and Tunisia stressed the importance of strengthening the solidarity among Arab countries to meet the…

Tunisia complete Africa’s World Cup line-up with Libya draw

Tunisia guaranteed top spot in World Cup qualifying Group A and secured their ticket to Russia despite being held 0-0 at home by Libya on Saturday. The Eagles of Carthage headed into their final fixture knowing that they would definitely reach the World Cup if they avoided defeat, but were frustrated by their neighbours. They enjoyed 71 percent of the possession, but their finishing was profligate and they were unable to secure the goal that may have killed off the visitors’ resolve. Tunisia’s point ensures their fifth World Cup participation…

Libya starts paying debts to Tunisian clinics

The Head of the private clinics syndicate in Tunisia Khalid Al-Nabli told Afrigate news website that Libya started one month ago to pay its debts to the Tunisian clinics in the form of installments. Al-Nabli confirmed that Libya started with paying out small portions of its debts for the clinics in Tunisia, adding that only few clinics received payments. “Libya must pay all the debts for the Tunisian clinics as soon as possible.” He added, saying the clinics are undergoing rough financial conditions and outage of cash due to the…

Minister Abela probes new fields of cooperation with Tunisian counterpart

In talks held in the Tunisian capital, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela and Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui discussed ways to enhance bilateral political and economic relations. The ministers held their bilateral talks on Wednesday 8 November 2017, on the sidelines of a two-day official visit to the Republic of Tunisia by the President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro-Preca to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations. Minister Abela probes new fields of cooperation with Tunisian counterpart In talks held…

Indonesia-Tunisia Relations: From Trade to Democracy

Jakarta’s long-standing relationship with Tunis is expanding beyond trade and investment. While North Africa used to have little significance in Indonesia’s foreign policy, this seems not to be the case anymore. As I wroteearlier this year, there is a growing propensity among policymakers in Jakarta to pursue stronger relationships with North African countries. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi’s recent visit to Tunisia exemplifies this growing phenomenon. The primary purpose of Marsudi’s visit was not only to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries, but also to expand ties to different…

Awareness-raising campaign to help prevent obesity and diabetes

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the Pasteur Clinic in partnership with Novo Nordisk will organize a public awareness-raising campaign to help prevent obesity and diabetes. The campaign will start on November 11 in Sfax, in the Diabetic club “of the “Maison du diabéte” with music, art and dance in Miami Centre. On November 12, the Tunis Northern Centre will host an event called “ La santé en marche”. It includes the promotion of a healthy life style, with a set of activities. This business city will turn into…

Tunisia in talks with EU for ‘open skies’

Tunisia’s tourism minister has revealed the country is in the final stages of negotiating an agreement with the European Union “to have open skies”. Speaking at World Travel Market London 2017, Selma Elloumi Rekik said: “Open skies are important for tour operators because they will have their own aircraft and it will be cheaper for them [to fly to Tunisia]. “It will also make Tunisia more attractive to low-cost carriers.” Rekik added that she hoped discussions would conclude by the end of the year, but that they may be held…