The European Union has praised a new and “ambitious” law against gender-based violence in Tunisia, which is a “crucial step towards absolute respect for human rights and equal opportunities”. EURACTIV Spain reports.
A meeting between the Austrian and German foreign ministers in Vienna yesterday (27 February) revealed where the two countries are aligned and where they aren’t on the same page. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The EU could soon step up training and equipping Libya's coast guard to crack down on migrant smuggling in the North African nation's waters, according to an EU proposal seen by AFP on Saturday (21 January).
Italy's government said yesterday (5 January) it would try harder to combat Islamist radicalisation in its prisons and on the internet as it defended plans to build more detention centres for migrants who have no right to stay in the country.
Tackling radicalism and extremism is a task for society as a whole, but women can perform a crucial role as mediators in their communities, combatting the ignorance that often leads to the horrors of terrorism. EURACTIV Spain reports.
UNESCO’s Director General Irina Bokova yesterday (9 June) praised the new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations adopted on Wednesday, saying it represented “an important message to the world”.
The countries of the southern Mediterranean have, in theory, excellent conditions in which to develop renewable energies. But regulations and risk-fearing investors are hampering progress. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Plan
Critics have denounced Germany's intention to put Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on a list of safe countries of origin in an attempt to reduce the number of asylum seekers coming from those countries. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The European Parliament has agreed to waive taxes on olive oil imports from Tunisia to the EU, in a bid to boost the country’s economy. The move has prompted anger from Italian MEPs. EURACTIV Italy reports.
The development of geographical indications allows agricultural producers to export their products at better prices. For farmers in the Global South, whose products are still largely unrecognised on the European market, this is an important issue. EURACTIV France reports.
Development experts and opposition politicians have criticised German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel's threat to cut aid to North African states if they are not more cooperative in tackling the refugee crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Germany wants to limit migration from North Africa by declaring Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia 'safe countries', officials from the ruling coalition said yesterday (18 January), cutting their citizens' chance of being granted asylum to virtually zero.
Italian politicians have submitted a proposal that would limit the amount of duty-free Tunisian olive oil imported into Europe, saying the plan comes at the worse possible moment for Italian growers. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize today (9 October) for helping to create the only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring, at a time when the country is under threat from Islamist violence.