EU extends freeze on assets of 48 persons in Tunisia

European Union economic and finance ministers meeting Friday In Brussels decided to extend until 31st of January 2018 a freeze on assets of 48 persons deemed to be responsible for misappropriation of State funds in Tunisia and those persons and entities associated with them.
The sanctions were initially introduced by the EU on 31st of January 2011, targeting former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, his wife and 46 other persons.
The EU considers that the misappropriation of State funds is depriving the Tunisian people of benefits of sustainable development of their economy and society and undermining development of democracy in the country, said the ministers in a statement.

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