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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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EU recommends removing Tunisia and 7 others from tax haven blacklist (Financial Times)

European officials have recommended that eight countries, including Panama and Tunisia be moved from the EU’s tax haven blacklist to its grey list, after they promise to reform, Financial Times reports on Tuesday. The Europe Council’s group of tax experts – the so-called Code of Conduct group – recommended that ...

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IMF Executive Board Completes First Review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) Arrangement with Tunisia

The government’s reform program supported by the EFF aims at reducing the fiscal deficit to stabilize public debt below 70 percent of GDP by 2020 while raising investment and social spending. Monetary tightening and greater exchange rate flexibility will help contain inflation, improve competitiveness, and preserve international reserves. To achieve ...

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“TunisiaTourism.info” launched for promotion of Tunisia destination

« TunisiaTourism.info » portal  and the first digital TV channel  specialising in Tunisian tourism were launched Monday in Tunis, at the initiative of the publishing and communication company MCM (Media, Communication, Marketing) in partnership with the Tunisair carrier and the Ministry of Tourism as well as Tunisian tourism professionals. (http://www.tunisiatourism.info/en/home) This site which is a ...

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20 thousand tonnes of Tunisia’s citrus exports expected in 2017/2018

Tunisia’s citrus exports are expected to reach 20 thousand tonnes in the 2017/2018 season compared with 18,800 tonnes last season, TAP reports. The export of Maltese oranges to the French market started on Saturday, January 13, with the shipment of 34 containers (760 tonnes) to the port of Marseille, according ...

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State mobilises 600 thousand dinars as part of framework contract

The State will guarantee for three years a framework contract nationwide to ensure sustainability of projects for young people, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at a meeting with unemployed university graduates held on Sunday at the Denden Sectoral Training Centre in the Manouba governorate. He said that the young promoter ...

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