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Tunisia


www.tunisie.euromedyouth.net

Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports, Direction Générale de la Jeunesse - Unité EuroMed Jeunesse Tunisie,
Avenue 10 décembre 1948, Imm Saadi bloc D 1er étage Menzeh I 1004 Tunis

UEMJ.Tunisie@euromedyouth.net

Conventional Name: Republic of Tunisia (Al Jumhuriyah at Tunisiyah)

Surface area: 163.610 km²

Comparison with a European country: about 5 times the size of Belgium

Capital: Tunis.

Population: 10,4 millions of inhabitants

Young people under 25 Years Old: 42 %

GDP/ inhab: 8 200 dollars

Ethnic background: Arabs 98%

Religions : Sunni Muslims 99%, Christian, Jewish and Other

Language: Arabic and French.

Currency: 1 Tunisian dinar (TD) = 1.000 Millimes (1 dinar = 0,74 €uros)

Unemployment Rate (2000): 15,6%

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

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

Year of independence: 1956 (from France)

Admitted in the United Nations in: 1956

State nature: Unitary republic

Regime nature: Presidential

Formalities: No visa for tourist stays (3 months).

Sources (Figures): Economist Intelligence Unit, UN Population Data base, CIA.

Useful websites

  • For all aspects of Tunisia’s economy, environment, tourism, history, culture and allows for a immediate information on all matters affecting the country: www.tunisie.com
  • For the latest news from Tunisia (summarized and developed) and provides daily information regularly updated: www.infotunisie.com
  • For reference material on the political and economic life of the country and for access to all Tunisian media (daily newspapers, business magazines, radio and TV): www.tunisieinfo.com
  • To listen to the live radio Tunisian national, to also have access to the latest news from home and certain chronic or speech and for a wide selection of musical pieces: www.radiotunis.com
  • Environment and Sustainable Development in Tunisia (conventions, and new regulations in the country): www.environnement.nat.tn
  • For festivals and exhibitions taking place throughout the year in Tunisia and the history of cinema, theater and literature Tunisia: www.culture.tn

Tunisia-EU relations

  • Cooperation between the EC and Tunisia began in the July 1969 signing of an agreement for a period of five years, linking Tunisia to the EEC.
  • The Tunisian National Indicative Programme gives priority to the process of privatization, to the financial sector rehabilitation and to the reform of secondary and university education system. Tunisia receives under MEDA I, the total sum of 458 million euros. In addition to this sum, the European Investment Bank has granted until now 620 million euros.
  • Following the creation of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership in Barcelona in November 1995, the Association Agreement between the EU and Tunisia, signed in July 1995, entered into force in March 1998. The association agreement with Tunisia inaugurated a new generation of Euro-Mediterranean agreements.
 
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