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11/05: EU and Tunisia hold their 13th Association Council, discuss ways to further their cooperation
EU and Tunisia high level representatives met to address the current situation of the Eu-Tunisia relations
The number of Bosnians who in 2016 went to fight in Syria under the flag of a Salafist or Jihadist group is estimated at 330 people.
“There's simply no way around it: whenever a Member State is overwhelmed, there must be solidarity and a balanced sharing of responsibility within the EU.” This was the statement by the First Vice-President of the European Commission (EC), Frans Timmermans, in late 2015 in relation to the “refugee crisis”.
The IEMed has collaborated on the 2017 Forum International Réalités, a seminar that over the last 19 years has annually brought together experts and politicians to analyse the evolution of Tunisia and the region. This twentieth forum, held on 27 and 28 April, focused this time on the future of Tunisia and its role in world geopolitics and economics, and on relations with its neighbours.
“Turkey is the eternal candidate country, it is a domestic issue, an important economic member, a difficult ally and also an area to muffle the tensions resulting from the Middle Eastern conflict.”
Turkey is holding a constitutional referendum this Sunday that could give so much power to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that many analysts see a political shift towards a presidential republic. Some of the events that help outline the complex situation of the country before this referendum are the breakup of the peace process with the Kurds; the failed coup of June 2016 and the implacable persecution of anyone suspected of being involved; Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian conflict; the terrorist attacks in Turkish territory; the agreement with the EU to halt the flow of refugees; the imprisonment of journalists, or the unseen tension and accusations this March against Holland or Germany concerning the official yes campaign in the planned referendum among Turkish communities in these countries.
The internal and external challenges facing Egypt have been presented and debated today in a work session in Madrid organised by the IEMed and addressed at experts, institutions and companies.