EU SUPPORTS TUNISIA IN ITS EFFORTS TO BE TAKEN OFF LIST OF COUNTRIES CONSIDERED TAX HAVENS | Tunisia News Gazette

EU SUPPORTS TUNISIA IN ITS EFFORTS TO BE TAKEN OFF LIST OF COUNTRIES CONSIDERED TAX HAVENS

TUNIS, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn reaffirmed support to the Tunisian diplomacy’s efforts to take Tunisia off the list of countries considered as tax havens, which had been drawn by the European Union (EU) Finance Ministers.

In a phone talk with Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui, Hahn reiterated the EU’s commitment to continue to support Tunisia’s efforts to carry out its economic transition and cope with posed challenges, notably the development of the interior regions and the employment of higher education graduates.

According to a Foreign Ministry press release, the two officials reviewed the various aspects of bilateral co-operation and the outcome of the 13th meeting of the EU-Tunisia Association Council held on May 11, 2017 in Brussels.

Johannes Hahn had paid a working visit to Tunisia on Sept 4-5, 2017, during which several important issues had been discussed, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) dialogue between Tunisia and the European Union and the prospects for post-2020 co-operation.

The Tunisia-EU financial co-operation has been strengthened over the past three years. The EU’s assistance will reach an annual amount of Euros 300 million per year until 2020.

The European Union is Tunisia’s largest trade partner. Tunisian exports to Europe represent 73.6% of the overall volume of Tunisia’s trade abroad.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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