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MEPs approve €500m in fresh EU loans to Tunisia

A plan to lend Tunisia €500 million on favourable terms to help it reduce its external debt and consolidate its democratic mechanisms was backed by MEPs on Wednesday. MEPs backed the plan by 561 votes to 76, with 42 abstentions. “The major challenges in Tunisia are the economic downturn, soaring unemployment, and terrorist attacks that […]

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MEPs back more duty-free olive oil imports to help Tunisia but want safeguards

To help strengthen Tunisia’s economy, hit not least by 2015 terrorist attacks, MEPs backed emergency plans to allow an additional 70,000 tonnes of its virgin olive oil to be imported duty free in the EU, in 2016/17. However, MEPs also inserted requirements for the EU Commission to do a mid-term assessment of the effects of […]

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Trade MEPs back emergency plan to import 70,000 tonnes of Tunisian olive oil duty free

A proposed emergency measure to import 70,000 tonnes of olive oil from Tunisia duty free, to help boost the struggling Tunisian economy, hit not least by terrorist attacks of 2015, was backed by the EP Trade Committee on Monday. To meet the concerns of the EU olive oil producers, they nonetheless inserted an amendment that […]

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