Libya: Tobruk Parliament Overcomes Disagreements During Tangier Meeting

The consultative meeting of Libya’s House of Representatives, known as the Tobruk Parliament, has led the legislative body to overcome its internal disagreements. The meeting took place in Tangier, northern Morocco, from November 23-28. During the session’s closing ceremony, members of the Libyan House of Representatives made seven pledges that seek to bring the war-torn country closer to overcoming its political crisis. The deputies first agreed that the House of Representatives should be located in Benghazi, Libya’s second-most populous city. The legislative institution has been headquartered in Tobruk, northeastern Libya,…

Active Citizens presents the citizen program “Eukairia” for the integration of resigning women

“Active Citizens”, a program of the Tunisian League of Citizenship and the British Council, announce that the “Eukairia” project, carried out by the “kairos” team, has been chosen to be implemented within the Mourouj (Ben Arous) Commission. kairos, which means “god of opportunity” in ancient Greek, is an elected project amidst a growing need for employability in this locality of Tunis. A project aimed mainly at out-of-school and unemployed girlsIn an effort to initiate a radical change, the members of this team are considering encouraging young women to stop taking…

Italy to allow entry to 18,000 non-EU seasonal farmhands

A decree by the Italian Interior Ministry will make it possible for 18,000 non-EU seasonal workers to enter the country. Requests for labourers can be sent online via the interior ministry website until December 3, infomigrants.net reports.  The country’s largest farmers association, Coldiretti,  underscored that the 2020 decree on immigration is especially important for addressing the lack of foreign seasonal workers in agriculture due in part to border and quarantine issues resulting from COVID-19 measures. “The measure is important for the work in the fields in the autumn,” a Coldiretti…

FDI : Tripartite partnership FIPA Tunisia, HUFPI and TBS

FIPA Tunisia signed, on Tuesday, a tripartite agreement with the Harvard University Foreign Policy Initiative (HUFPI) of the American University of Harvard and Tunis Business School (TBS) to promote the diversification of FDI sources and the opening to new countries of origin of foreign investment. The partnership is preparing a report on the means and mechanisms for implementing a targeted program to attract North American investment.The objective of the report is to develop arguments and value propositions aimed at North American operators able to “short-list” Tunisia as a potential investment…

Small-scale agriculture must first of all be a national priority (FTDES)

 “Small-scale agriculture must first of all be a national priority and its development should be the responsibility and duty of the State”. This development “can only take place within the framework of an overall strategy for the country and the involvement of all stakeholders”, reveals a study by the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) on small farms in Tunisia. This report – integrated in the project “Reducing inequalities in the olive oil value chain” implemented by the NGO Oxfam in partnership with AFTD (Tunisian Association of Democratic…

Virtual Summer School Enabled Professional and Intercultural Exchange Between Germany and Tunisia

Researchers from the Faculty of Economics at Chemnitz University of Technology and the FSEG at the University of Sfax in Tunisia approached cultural differences in tax morale and the tendency to shift profits – the focus was also on intercultural exchange. In a joint virtual summer school, young scientists from Chemnitz University of Technology and the University of Sfax researched cultural influences on business practices and questions of accounting and tax planning. The event had to be converted to a virtual format due to pandemic-related quarantine regulations recently enacted in…

Chinese grown Tunisian soft-seed pomegranates flood the market

Tunisian soft-seed pomegranates can be consumed directly without spitting out the seeds. They can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months and in cold storage for up to 5 months. It is a variety that currently has the softest seeds in the world and is also the best variety grown in China. The pomegranates grown in Sichuan are famous for their fast growth, early fruit-bearing, high yield, and early ripening. Sichuan, as a region with ample sunshine, a large difference in temperatures between day and night, and…

Enactus INSAT wins “Enactus Tunisia Online National Competition for 2020”

The 12th edition of the National Competition of Enactus Tunisia was held online, organised with the assistance of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. This annual event was held on August 24, 25 and 26 on the Facebook page “Enactus Tunisia” and brought together more than 11,000 people online between students, business leaders and university teachers. Results of the 2020 National Competition National Champion: Enactus INSAT Vice-champion: Enactus Esprit ICT 3rd place: Enactus ENET’Com 4th place: Enactus IHEC Carthage Team Leader Of the Year: Mustapha Ghouili, Enactus ISG Tunis Faculty Advisor Of…

“Keep Your Eye On the Sea” campaign for reducing plastic in Mediterranean

A campaign respecting Sustainable Development Goals Keep Your  Eye on your sea: awareness campaign for preserving Ghar El Melh Every year, the Movement for a Clean and Green Tunisia, in cooperation with the “Biaa News” magazine, organizes awareness campaigns for the benefit of children, to preserve the sea and prevent plastic waste throwing. This initiative aims at extending awareness and educational messages mainly with the slogan, “swim here, but leave your place clean.” “The sea is our pleasure, everyone enjoys it and must be kept clean.”  It is noteworthy that…

Migrant crossings in central Mediterranean more than doubled in July, EU agency says

Sea migration in the central Mediterranean rose sharply last month, partly fueled by an exodus from Tunisia, the European Union’s border agency Frontex said Tuesday. Frontex said 4,650 migrants arrived in Italy and Malta last month, more than double the June figure, “in large part due to a significant rise in the number of irregular migrants departing from Tunisia.” On Monday, Italian and EU officials visited Tunis to offer financial support in return for more stringent border controls by Tunisian authorities. Overall, Frontex said there were 8,650 illegal border crossings…