National Dialogue – No Consensus Reached On Priority Order Between Presidential and Legislative Elections

National Dialogue resumed, on Wednesday, works without however, reaching a consensus about the priority order between the presidential and legislative elections. Parties taking part in the dialogue are devised between those who privilege the presidential elections over the legislative and vice versa. Within the Popular Front, views diverge between the Workers’ Party, the People’s Movement, the Socialist Democrat Movement (MDS) […]

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Hatem Mootamri, New Director General of Civil Aviation

Mr. Hatem Mootamri was appointed as Director General of Civil Aviation in replacement of Kamel Bennaceur who was appointed new Director General of Customs, the Ministry of Transport announced on Tuesday. The ministry also announced the appointment of Kamel Ben Miled as Director General of Administrative Development, Information System and Smart Transport and Khaled Chelli as Director General of Tunisair […]

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National Dialogue Meeting Put Off, Proposal of Caid Essebsi On the Table

Political parties participating in the National Dialogue decided to adjourn to Saturday the debate on the separate or simultaneous holding of presidential and legislative elections to look at the proposal of President of Nidaa Tounes Beji Caid Essebsi. Deputy Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Bouali Mbarki said Beji Caid Essebsi had proposed the holding of a first […]

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United States Signs $500 Million Loan Guarantee Agreement With Tunisia

Today, the United States and Tunisia signed a loan guarantee agreement which will allow Tunisia to access up to $500 million in affordable financing from international capital markets. The loan guarantee underscores the United States’ commitment to the people of Tunisia and their democratic transition. The loan guarantee agreement is designed to support Tunisia as it pursues important reforms that […]

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Marzouki Meets With Gabon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki received, on Wednesday in Carthage, Gabon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Emmanuel Ngondet, who is paying an official visit to Tunisia. Marzouki stressed the need to strengthen co-operation between the two countries and work to raise them to the level of effective partnership. He highlighted Tunisia’s openness on its African environment, given the investment opportunities it offers. […]

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NCA Bureau Recommends Speeding Up Examination of Draft Law On Fight Against Terrorism

The bureau of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) recommended speeding up the examination, in commission, of the draft organic law on fight against terrorism and the ban of money laundering for its submission in plenary sessions in the shortest terms. Convening, on Monday, under the chairmanship of NCA President Mustapha Ben Jaafar, the NCA bureau decided the holding of plenary […]

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