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EU and Tunisia agree to boost civil protection & disaster management cooperation

the European Commission signed Monday an administrative arrangement with Tunisia to boost ties in civil protection and disaster risk management. The document, signed at this year’s European Civil Protection Forum in Brussels, outlines key areas of cooperation on disaster prevention, preparedness, and response on issues such as forest fires, floods, and search ...

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Information Day: “Horizon 2020 Programme” (Gafsa, 6th March 2018)

Since its association with the 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 ...

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Tunisia unveils 2nd locally-manufactured patrol boat

Tunisia unveiled its second locally-manufactured patrol boat on Monday in the eastern port city of Sfax. The vessel was built by SCIN, a local shipbuilding company, under the supervision of Tunisian army officers and engineers. According to SCIN general manager Wasim Qawbaa, the patrol boat is 27 meters in length ...

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Ringing tribute to be paid to Professor Hichem Djait by Tunisian University

In a recent interview published by the Egyptian Arabic newspaper Al-Ahram, Tunisian historian Hichem Djait revealed that the Tunisian university will ultimately honour him, at the request of the Arab World Institute in Paris and as part of honouring some Arab thinkers. This initiative started with prominent Moroccan historian and ...

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Specific Support to Tunisia: kick-off meeting –

Setting research priorities and public-private cooperation in R&D The Specific Support to Tunisia will kick-off with a discussion on its two main focus areas – business participation in R&D activities and defining research priorities – and the schedule for a series of fact-finding visits to the country. The PSF team includes independent ...

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Government suspends all job offers in Gafsa phosphate production sites until resumption of production

The government decided to suspend all job offers at the phosphate production sites shut down and to freeze all recruitment programmes developed by the Gafsa Phosphate Company (GPC) until the normal resumption of phosphate production and transport. The decision was taken during a small cabinet meeting held Saturday under the ...

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Tunisia, battling rough economy, looks to expand ties with Spain

Although Spain is a major player in the European Union, its imports from Tunisia represent only 3.8% of Tunisia’s exports to the EU. – Samir Majoul, president of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicraft. Spain and Tunisia pledged to strengthen economic and military ties during a visit by ...

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Speaker of House of Representatives of Morocco stresses urgent need to lay foundations for effective cooperation in all areas

Speaker of the House of Representatives of Morocco Habib El Malki  commended the progress made by Tunisia on the path of democratic construction and enshrining freedoms, stressing the urgent need to make the best use of the opportunities for cooperation and partnership available in the two countries to lay the ...

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Dimensions of the visit of Habib El-Maliki, Speaker of Moroccan House of Representatives to Tunisia

Mr. Habib El-Maliki, Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives, started his visit to Tunisia on Wednesday evening, accompanied by an important delegation. A source at the Moroccan embassy said that the five-day official visit comes at the invitation of Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives of Tunisia Mohamed ...

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Tunisia, Spain vow cooperation on security, women’s rights

Spain and Tunisia are reviving ties after a decade-long freeze, pledging notably to work together on security and women’s rights. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Tunisian counterpart Youssef Chahed signed eight accords Monday in Tunis. Rajoy announced a 25-million-euro ($30.8 million) credit line for small and medium businesses in ...

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