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Thomas Cook Says Terror Slump Over as Tunisia Bookings Jump

Thomas Cook Group Plc said a slump in Europeans traveling to sunspots hit by a spate of terrorist attacks is effectively over as tourists flock back to eastern Mediterranean and north African countries.  The holiday giant’s bookings in Turkey for the coming summer season are approaching previous levels and it’s also ...

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ABC Tunisia issues an $8.2 million bond to finance its development strategy

ABC Tunisia, a subsidiary of Bahrain-based Bank ABC group, announced the placement of a bond loan worth TND20 million ($ 8.2 million) broken into 200,000 bonds valued at TND100 each. This bond placement will focus on three categories. Category A with an interest rate of 8.20% over a 5-year period, ...

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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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Forum in Tunis aims at unlocking inter-African economic exchanges

Africa Economic Forum was held in Tunisian capital Tunis on Tuesday, with more than 900 participants from 38 African countries attending this forum. The forum aims at unlocking inter-African economic and trade exchanges and strengthening the building of strong partnership between Tunisia and its continent, for the creation of common ...

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2018 World Press Freedom Index: Tunisia still 97th

Tunisia has kept its 97th position at the 2018 World Press Freedom Index, published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (French: RSF) to rank 180 countries according to the level of freedom available to journalists. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Tunis, RSF Editor-in-Chief Virginie Dangles ...

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ASBU’s Arab Radio and TV Festival opens tomorrow in Tunis

The 19th Arab Radio and Television Festival organised by The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) will be held from 26-29 April 2018 in Tunis. The festival is organised in cooperation with the Tunisian Radio and Tunisian Television Establishments and in partnership with the Arab Satellite Communications Organisation (Arabsat). Speaking about ...

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Thirty thousand tonnes of additional Tunisian olive oil to be exported to Europe

Thirty thousand more tonnes of Tunisian olive oil will be exported over two years to Europe, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker announced Tuesday in Brussels. An agreement was reached between Tunisia and the EU Tuesday, allowing the export of an additional 30 thousand ...

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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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