EU-Tunisia relationship: Continue and strengthen the Preferred Partnership

May 17, 2019

Hat: EU-Tunisia relationship: Continue and strengthen the Preferred Partnership

Funding Scheme: 2019-05-17

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

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On 17th May, the EU-Tunisia Association Council was held to review the state of bilateral relations and discuss the objectives of their future relationship.

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The Association Council work will focus on the main themes of the EU-Tunisia partnership, in particular support for socio-economic development and trade relations, the continuation of the democratic transition and decentralisation process, the Tunisia-EU youth partnership and mobility and migration.

In the report on EU-Tunisia relations, the European Commission reaffirmed the strong link between these two partners. It reaffirms the EU’s commitment to Tunisia’s development and demonstrates that the European financial commitment of €305 million (through the European Neighbourhood Instrument) in 2018 will continue in the coming years.

The EU remains Tunisia’s largest trading partner, accounting for about three-quarters of its exports and more than half of its imports in 2018. The EU remains the largest foreign investor in Tunisia, accounting for more than 85% of all foreign direct investment in the country, and with more than 3,000 European companies employing more than 300,000 people.

 

Url description: DG NEAR

Url: https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/news_corner/news/lue-et-la-tunisie-vers-un-renforcement-de-leur-partenariat-privil%C3%A9gi%C3%A9_en