Germany denies it plans to fly migrants back to Italy

Germany on Sunday denied an Italian newspaper report that it planned to fly migrants back to Italy, after the allegation drew a threat from Italy’s Interior Minister to refuse landing permission to unauthorised planes carrying asylum seekers. La Repubblica reported on Saturday that Germany’s refugee agency had sent “dozens of letters” to migrants advising them of a planned transfer back to Italy, possibly via charter flights. The first such transfer is planned for Oct. 9, it said. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday Italy would close its airports to…

Saudi Embassy in Tunisia Celebrates KSAs’ 88th National Day

A ceremony was held last Saturday in the Saudi Embassy in Tunis to mark the celebration of the 88th National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the presence of a number of senior Tunisian officials, ambassadors accredited to Tunisia, a number of political, economic, cultural and media figures and Saudis in Tunisia. On this occasion, Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia, Mohamed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali voiced his best and wishes congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud hailing the  successive and comprehensive developments in all…

Cowbellpedia: Columbian, Tunisian Maths Lecturers Seek Simple Method In Teaching

Two Mathematics lecturers Bernardo Recaman Santos, of the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia and Karam Aloui, who teaches Mathematics at the University of Spax, Tunisia have appealed to teachers of the subjected to make its teaching simple, saying the subject, dreaded by many students, could be fun and relaxing. Speaking at the Abuja edition of the Cowbellpedia Academy, which was organised to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Cowbell and Mathematics, Recaman Santos, said that Mathematics teachers should help their students cure phobia and fright of the subject by making…

TunisianMonitorOnline

Eagerly, we launched a new website in the English language. It is a willingness by our team to find a new way within a country known by the dominance of the French language in the media landscape during decades, in coexistence with native language. Actually, we are aware that the task is difficult in particular for those who began their press professional career in Arabic for a long time, but the challenge is greater than any other emotion. We are ready to achieve this dream with the necessary passion and…

EBRD and EU support ice cream maker GIPA in Tunisia

Agribusiness advice helps Tunisian companies create more jobs Ice cream maker GIPA is celebrating 40 years of successful business in Tunisia and its CEO Youssef Ghrib has further ambitions to grow the company well into the future. With support from the EBRD’s Advice for Agribusiness programme, funded by the European Union, the company has modernised its business and is ready for new ventures. Tunisia welcomes more than six million foreign tourists every year and, perhaps as a result, its ice cream industry is constantly evolving. Meanwhile, among locals, domestic ice cream makers have become so popular…

2nd edition of Olive Tree Festival in Sfax : new prospects in Brazilian market

The city of Sfax (Tunisia) hosted Sunday the 2nd edition of the Olive Tree Festival  on the theme: “Olive tree, light and roots,” with a rich programme that includes  development, entertainment and tourism activities. The festival was marked by the participation of several cultural association and structures, civil society components, several travel agencies, tourism investors and foreign visitors in addition to the Tunisian Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX). The festival includes a scientific symposium that brought together local, European, Brazilian and US experts, as well as representatives of the International Olive…

Education system is stalling in Tunisia….. But I believe in potentials of Tunisians to overcome difficult juncture (Minister of Education)

Education Minister Hatem Ben Salem said that the education sector is the most affected as it is raising true existential questions. This sector has brought hope for all the Tunisian people by providing the true social ladder allowing them to have an important place in society thanks to the public system. However, this system today is stalling because there is an accumulation of problems that must urgently be solved. This accumulation is due to overcrowding and Tunisia is not prepared since the sixties for this phenomenon which resulted into massification and negative…

Education system is stalling in Tunisia….. But I believe in potentials of Tunisians to overcome difficult juncture (Minister of Education)

Education Minister Hatem Ben Salem said that the education sector is the most affected as it is raising true existential questions. This sector has brought hope for all the Tunisian people by providing the true social ladder allowing them to have an important place in society thanks to the public system. However, this system today is stalling because there is an accumulation of problems that must urgently be solved. This accumulation is due to overcrowding and Tunisia is not prepared since the sixties for this phenomenon which resulted into massification and negative…

Tunisia tightens import restrictions to tackle trade deficit

Tunisia’s central bank has ordered local lenders to stop financing the importation of hundreds of products — from fish to perfume — as the country tries to curb a record trade deficit. A document seen by Reuters showed that banks had been told not to provide loans to finance imports of some 220 consumer products unless the importer deposits enough funds to cover the cost of the import. The products listed include tropical fruits, alcoholic beverages, cosmetics products and air conditioners. A senior government official told Reuters that Tunisia hoped…

USIP’s Work in Tunisia

CURRENT SITUATION The sole fledgling democracy to arise from the Arab Spring represents an encouraging yet incomplete victory against authoritarian rule and violent extremism. Tunisia’s sustained progress since the revolution that toppled its dictatorial regime in 2011 is key to developing a strong democratic U.S. partner in this volatile region and countering radicalization and terrorism around the world. Yet economic stagnation, unemployment, political disaffection in poorer regions, and the inherent difficulties of a major political and social transition continue to threaten the country’s stability USIP’S WORK The U.S. Institute of…