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Algeria


www.algerie.euromedyouth.net

INFS/CJ (Institut National de Formation Supérieur des Cadres de la Jeunesse)
03, rue Madani Souahi Tixraine - Alger, Algérie

Tel: 00213 402 430
Fax: 00213 402 231
UEMJ.Algerie@euromedyouth.net


Conventional name: Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria ( Al Jumhuriyah al Jaza’iriyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Shabiyah)

Surface area: 2.381.741 km² second largest country in Africa after the Sudan.

Comparison with a European country: 10 times UK (or 2/3 of the whole EU).

Capital: Algiers

Population: 35.9 milions of inhabitants

Young people under 25 Years Old: 47.5%

GDP/ inhab: 8 200 dollars

Ethnic background: Arabs and Berbers

Religions: Sunni Muslims 99%

Language: Arabic (official), Tamazight (official since 08.04.02), French

Currency: Algerian Dinar (AD) = 100 Centimes (100 dinars= 1.35 Euro, 30.05.2002)

Unemployment rate (2001): 34%

Independence: 5th July 1962 from France.

Member of UN: 1962

Member i.a. of: League of Arab States, Maghreb Arab Union, W.T.O., Islamic Conference Organisation

Parties to i.a.: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWP), OPEC

State nature: Unitary republic

Regime nature: Presidential.

Formalities: Passport valid for six months after the date of return + visa to obtain

Sources (figures): Economist Intelligence Unit, UN Population Database, CIA.

Useful websites

EU - Algeria Relations

  • A first cooperation agreement was signed in 1969.
  • Negotiations to establish an Association Agreement between the EU and Algeria ended in December 2001 (signed in April 2002) and the agreement will come into force only after the Algerian Parliament, the European Parliament and the parliaments of the fifteen Member States have ratified it.
  • Trade relations between Algeria and the Member States of the European Union are considerable. The 77% of Algerian exports are destined to European countries and the 55% of its total imports from EU.
  • During the period from 1978 to 1996, Algeria received 949 million euros from four financial protocols, including 309 million euros came from the Commission and 640 million euros from the European Investment Bank. MEDA is the principal instrument of aid management of the Euro-Mediterranean: a total of 164 million were incurred in Algeria through the program set in Barcelona in November 1995. This Association Agreement came into force on 1 September 2005. It provides for reciprocal concessions on certain products and the challenge is to establish a free trade agreement between the EU and Algeria in 2017.
 
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