Illegal EU border crossings at six year low (Frontex Annual Risk Analysis)

The number of detected illegal border crossings into the European Union (EU) in 2018 is at its lowest level since 2013 after a significant drop for the third year in a row, according to Frontex Annual Risk Analysis report. Fewer migrants took the Central Mediterranean route into Italy last year, the reports said. The Western Mediterranean route, from Morocco to Spain, saw more detected illegal crossings compared to any other part of the EU’s external border. Tunisia replaced Libya as the main departure point for migrants heading towards Italy and…

When TV drama contributes to glorifying the homeland

Today I read a story on furniture exports in Turkey which reached $ 3 billion in 2018, and that furniture manufacturers are aiming to increase sales through local TV shows in 156 countries, followed by more than 500 million people around the world. Turkish dramas have not only enhanced the tourism field but also extended its benefits to reach the furniture manufacturers. Turkish drama has become a major contributor to the economy of this country. Turkey ranks second after the United States in the world’s TV series, with revenues from…

Tunisian taxi driver gives lesson of honesty

Tunisian media reported that a Taxi driver from the city of Kairouan, about 160 km from Tunis capital, found a bag left by a customer, inside of which 75,000 dinars, that equal nearly $ 25,000. The taxi Driver handed this bag to its owner refusing to accept any financial reward, despite his difficult socio-economic conditions. The driver deserves all respect as a good example for his colleagues as he gave a lesson of moral for others showing a good sense of decent behavior and responsibility. This great example must prevail…

Beauty does not only make a Queen, Story of a queen that made of her charity action her approach

if you want to perpetuate your name, you have to reach the peak of either goodness or evil. One has to choose between leaving a positive effect or deplorable effect. If you are at the top of power or close to it, it is a big responsibility.  So what if the circumstances made it possible to someone to be on the throne of a monarchy as is the case with Queen Rania, wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan, who is visiting Tunisia for the first time with her husband. Queen…

Who is the president that Tunisia needs?

As the presidential election in Tunisia is approaching late this year, we wonder about many questions: Who is the president that Tunisia needs today in the face of growing crises such as economic instability, educational uncertainty and decline in public services? Which programme will persuade the Tunisian voter to elect this particular candidate and the other? And what promises can be convincing? Tunisians today are living in a state of frustration that makes them desperate, and avoid and even hate talking about politics. Democracy for them does not mean anything…

Repercussions of climate change on Tunisia, heavy Rain and Drought under Focus

Heavy rains in the middle of winter for several weeks and the decline of the fertility of some lands and erosion and disintegration of some species of plants and wildlife are number of climatic and natural phenomena that began to be described by experts some 20 years ago as the “new” result of changes that “hit” the globe and are trying these days to find more solutions in the Paris summit on Climate Change. In recent years, Tunisians have been aware of the phenomenon of floods in autumn and spring…

India : A story of a Nation that has made its way to growth and development

On 26 January, the Republic of India celebrates Republic Day, which marks the date of the activation of the Indian Constitution, which was replaced by the Government of India Act (Document 1935) on this day in 1950. The date of January 26 was chosen from the date of the declaration of independence in 1930 In Lahore. The Republic Day of India is a commemoration of the approval of the Constitution by Constituent Assembly on January 26,  1950 that enshrines India as a Republic. While the main celebration takes place in…

Ain Draham City of four Seasons, Jewel in the hands of foal

The Ain Draham area is the creation of God, in the weaving of its beauty and portraying its topography. It is a wonderful region which refreshes the eyes and gives comfort to the nerves where the color of green nature combined with the color of the red brick form together a painting designed by the Creator and dedicated to Tunisia to be among the most beautiful areas on earth. This small city, located in northwest of Tunisia, has been able to play an important role in attracting many Tunisian and…

ITES notes on National Dialogue on Agriculture to be held on January 22, 2019 in Beja governorate

The Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies will hold a National Dialogue on Agriculture on January 22, 2019 in Beja governorate, with the presence of all the actors and experts in the field of agriculture. In this connection, the agricultural sector achieved a growth rate of 8.4% in 2018 compared to 2.5% in 2017. It also contributed by 0.8 points in the National Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with a growth which reached 2.5%, and ranked second in terms of contributions. Agriculture in Tunisia has the lowest investment credits (1550 million dinars)…

Dougga, Treasure of Tunisia lying over the hills

Dougga is a highly proud city that witnesses the history of an ancient human civilization of over 25 centuries, and considered a cultural treasure of Tunisia, and one of the best-preserved regions of North Africa. Dougga is located in the northwest of Tunisia in a mountainous region surrounded by valleys and plateaus. The story began with Dougga with the Roman invasion and historians say that its history began even before the Roman invasion. Dougga has been a place of important human settlement, with cemeteries and a rock altar for boats…