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Western Mediterranean – 5 + 5 Dialogue – Foreign ministers meeting (Algiers, 21 January 2018)

Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will co-chair together with his Algerian counterpart, Abdelkader Messahel, the 14th meeting of the foreign ministers of the “5+5 Dialogue on the Western Mediterranean” on January 21. During this meeting, the ministers will work on the concrete responses to issues relating ...

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Leoni : Some 1,200 additional jobs to be created next April

“Leoni Tunisia”, specialising in the manufacture of cables for cars, plans to expand its activities next April to create at least 1,200 additional jobs Prime Minister Youssed said, TAP reports He commened the economic size and the social weight of this company which employs more than 16 thousand managers and ...

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EBRD Lends Figeac Aéro €38 Mln for Expansion in Morocco & Tunisia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has lent French aerospace manufacturer Figeac Aéro SA €38 million to finance its production expansion in Morocco and Tunisia. The EBRD loan will support the transfer of skills and advanced technology and an improvement in local quality standards towards international levels. The creation ...

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IMF does not want austerity in Tunisia: spokesman

The International Monetary Fund does not want austerity in Tunisia, and in fact proposed programs to protect the poor from the impact of economic reforms, a Fund spokesman said Thursday. Several hundred people have been arrested in Tunisia since social unrest erupted a week ago, fuelled by unemployment, corruption and ...

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Freedom House on democracy in the world: “Tunisia is free”

The Freedom House organization released its report for 2018 on  freedoms of the world, including political rights and civil liberties, focusing on the only country, namely Tunisia, in the MENA region. The report said that in 2017 democracy faced its most serious crisis for decades while its basic tenets – ...

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Over 20 illegal migrants rescued in Mediterranean

25 illegal migrants were rescued on the offshore of the east coast of the Sfax city, Tunisian naval forces said Thursday evening in a statement. “The Tunisian Naval Forces have rescued 25 illegal migrants from drowning after boat broken down due to the foul weather conditions off Sfax city,” the same ...

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UN envoy says violence still looms large over Libya

UN Special Envpy for Libya Ghassan Salame said Wednesday that the threat of violence remained in Libya. He was speaking in a videoconference during a Security Council meeting. Salame underscored that armed factions were making shows of strength recently in Tripoli, along the country’s border with Tunisia and in Derna, ...

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Spanish hotels fear Brits will choose cheap breaks in Tunisia this summer

SPAIN’S holiday hot spots have been warned they need to find ways to prevent British tourists from being tempted away by cheap holidays to places such as Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia this summer. Hotel bosses say they have “no hope” of competing on price as all inclusive one-week holidays at ...

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Tunisia Seeks Buyer for Majority Stake in Carthage Cement

he Tunisian government has opened a public bid for the sale of its majority stake in Carthage Cement. Carthage Cement S.A is a public company which is specializes in the production of cement, aggregates and concrete. The Tunisian State and Bina Corp are the controlling shareholders of Carthage Cement S.A ...

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Arabsat and Rohde & Schwarz establish IP-based DTH platform at ONT Tunisia

Following the announcement earlier this year of an agreement between Arabsat and ONT to launch a Tunisian broadcast platform on Arabsat Badr-4 at 26°E, Rohde & Schwarz has been selected to design, install and commission the TV broadcast platform, which became fully operational in October. Working closely with Arabsat, Rohde ...

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