Historical Truth does not mean dividing Tunisians

Within the domestic political and cultural climate full of errors and lies, some historians feel a lot of pressure to endeavour rewriting our history with objectivity and without falsehood. We are convinced that it is hard to rebuild realities of history and correct the historical data without fuss or interference from some especially the unprofessionals who meddle in history. I feel hope as Khaled Abid, Academic Professor of contemporary history, warns of dealing with history as victim and executioner and of there being in history, no two narrations. Abid succeeded…

Belgium DROPS terror charges against Tunisian man

Belgium has dropped terrorism charges against a driver who sped into a crowded shopping area in Antwerp last month, sparking fears of a copy-cat terror attack, prosecutors said Friday. Mohamed R., 39, remains in custody on a weapons offence related to the incident, the federal prosecutor’s office said. It said a court in the port city of Antwerp had found there was not enough evidence to support a terror charge, in line with a recommendation by the federal prosecutor’s office which investigates terrorist offences.  ‘The court considers that there is…

The European Union and International Financial Institutions support energy efficiency policies and investments in Tunisia

The European Commission and leading International Financial Institutions (IFIs) are on a joint mission in Tunis to agree policy priorities and sustainable investment solutions for energy efficiency. The joint mission is part of wider efforts to increase support for energy efficiency policies and investments in buildings in the EU’s enlargement and neighbourhood regions. Four pilot countries have been selected: Tunisia, Georgia, Ukraine and Serbia. The initiative aims to move away from individual projects to a comprehensive approach that supports concrete policy actions and scales up sustainable investments. After concluding missions…

IMF delegation in Tunisia for reform talks -official

A delegation from the International Monetary Fund arrived in Tunisia on Friday for talks on accelerating the North African country’s economic reforms, after postponing payment of a second tranche of $350 million from a $2.8 billion loan. The IMF put back the payment scheduled last December citing a lack of progress in reforms, including the public sector wage bill, public finances and state banks, Finance Minister Lamia Zribi said earlier this year. Six years after its 2011 pro-democracy uprising, Tunisia is seeking to revive its economy but is struggling in…

Sub-regional Youth Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security

UNFPA, United Nations Population in collaboration with UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the Peacebuilding Support Office organized a consultation on Youth, Peace and Security in Hammamet, Tunisia from March 30th to April 1st 2017. with the participation of Mrs. Majdoline El Cherni, Minster of Youth and Sport in Tunisia and United Nations resident coordinators of Tunisia and Libya. The consultation included 32 young men and women from Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, whom are active players within their communities in promoting peacebuilding. This consultation comes…