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First Municipal Election Since 2011 A Boost For Tunisian Democracy

The North African nation holds its first municipal elections since the Arab Spring of 2011. Some 57,000 people have signed up to run, and the election rules were crafted for inclusivity. The municipal elections law stipulates the presence of at least one candidate with a physical disability among the first ...

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EU-Tunisia partnership strengthening in focus at EU High Representative meeting with Tunisian PM

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini met yesterday with Tunisian Head of Government Youssef Chahed in Brussels. They discussed the strong relations between the European Union and Tunisia and the current situation of the country. The EU-Tunisia ...

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UN launches youth initiatives in four Muslim states

The United Nations has laun­ched a project to support youth-driven initiatives in education, science, culture and the media in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, according to a press statement released on Tuesday. Vladimir Voronkov, who heads the UN’s counter-terrorism office, (UNOCT) met Audrey Azoulay, head of the UN cultural agency, ...

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Tunisian organisations call for completing transitional justice

A civil coalition of some 40 associations and organisations from national and international civil society announced the launch of a series of movements to complete the process of transitional justice. At a press conference on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Tunisian National Union of Journalists (SNJT), Jamel Msallem, President ...

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Chahed in Brussels: Major national reforms topping agenda of his visit

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed started a working visit, April 23-27, in the Benelux countries: Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg. Upon his arrival in Brussels, he was received by European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. According to Adviser to the Prime Minister in charge of Diplomatic Affairs Tarek Ben ...

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Korea, Tunisia Hold Joint Commission For ‘thriving, Full-fledged’ Ties

South Korea and Tunisia held a joint commission meeting on Monday to discuss bilateral cooperation and upgrade their relationship to “thriving and full-fledged ties. South Korea and Tunisia held a joint commission meeting on Monday to discuss bilateral cooperation and upgrade their relationship to “thriving and full-fledged ties.” “We noted with satisfaction that ...

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Abraaj said to delay IPO of North African hospitals

Middle East’s largest buyout firm also in advance talks to dispose of Egyptian school operator Abraaj Group, roiled by allegations of misused money, is delaying the initial public offering or sale of its North African hospitals business while it seeks to resolve issues with investors, according to people with knowledge ...

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Tunisian consulate in Libya reopens after nearly 3 years of closure

Tunisia officially decided to reopen its consulate in the Libyan capital Tripoli after nearly a three-year closure following the kidnapping of Tunisian diplomats, the Libyan Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. “The Tunisian Consulate has officially begun working through Consul General Tawfik al-Qasmi and eight diplomats representing the staff of the ...

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Trade agreement holds key economic, security benefits for Tunisia and the EU

Tunisia and the EU are currently negotiating an extension of the existing free trade agreement. The agreement would, if prudently negotiated, offer benefits for both sides of the Mediterranean and could help strengthening political ties. However, before the champagne bottles can be opened, two fiddly subjects remain for the negotiators: ...

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Chinese space-based remote sensing technology helps discover heritage in Tunisia

Ten new archeological sites in southern Tunisia were discovered thanks to Chinese space-based remote sensing technology, Tunisian authorities said Thursday. The archaeological sites, dating back to ancient Roman times, are located in three Tunisian provinces — Gafsa, Tataouine and Medenine, said Tunisian Culture Minister Mohamed Zine El-Abidine at a press ...

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