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2015-05-29 GDP Up 1.7 Percent in Q1 2015
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, -The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 1.7% in annual shift and at constant prices in the first quarter of 2015, against 2.3% the previous quarter and 2.4% in the same period last year, the Central Bank of Tunisia said Thursday.

2015-05-29 Moroccan National Involved in Bardo Gun Attack Apprehended
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -A Moroccan national involved in March 18 terrorist attack on the Bardo museum was apprehended Sunday at the border crossing of Ras Jedir.

2015-05-29 Anti-Terrorist Fight and National Exams, Focus of Caid Essebsi/Gharsalli Talk
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Carthage -The security situation in the country and follow-up of the government's plans in matters of countering terrorism and crime were the focus of President Beji Caid Essebsi's meeting, Thursday, with Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli.

2015-05-29 Tunisia, Germany Sign Statement of Intent in Training, Employment
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Tunisia and Germany inked a statement of intent in training and employment.

2015-05-29 European Parliament Says Decision to Launch DCFTA Talks in October Laudable
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Brussels -President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz Thursday hailed the decision to start in October Tunisia-European Union (EU) Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) negotiations.

2015-05-29 Souk At-Tanmia Initiative - Series of Conferences On Entrepreneurial Know-How
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, -The Souk At-tanmia initiative launched, Thursday, a cycle of conferences to train project promoters in networking.

2015-05-29 Caid Essebsi Points Out Need to Modernise Legal Framework of Arbitration
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Carthage, -President Beji Caid Essebsi received, Thursday, a delegation of experts and representatives of Maghreb and Arab organisations taking part in the annual international seminar of the Tunis Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration.

2015-05-29 Swiss Project to Support and Finance SME - Launch of 100 Projects and Creation of 800 Jobs
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, -The project of the Fund to support and finance SMEs in priority governorates in Tunisia has enabled the launch of 100 projects (of which 58 are already in operation) generating 800 jobs.

2015-05-29 Counter-Terrorism - Essid Announces in Brussels Major National Security Plan
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Brussels -Prime Minister Habib Essid announced, Thursday in Brussels, the launch of a major national security plan designed to combat terrorism.

2015-05-29 30 Tunisians Held in Libya Released (Baccouche)
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Minister of Foreign Affairs Taieb Baccouche said 30 Tunisians held in Libya were released on Thursday, stressing the ministry's concern to see all the Tunisian nationals set free as soon as possible with neither constraints nor conditions.

2015-05-29 Abdouli Calls On Islamic Countries to Stand Together to Combat Terrorism
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Secretary of State for Arab and African Affairs Touhami Abdouli, on Wednesday, warned against the expansion of terrorism and extremism in Islamic countries, saying they are called, more than ever, to stand together to combat this phenomenon.

2015-05-29 FM's Activities in Spain
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche paid a working visit in Madrid on May 26-27, at the invitation of his Spanish counterpart José Manuel Garcia-Margallo.

2015-05-29 Belgium to Support Tunisia to Contain Illegal Migration - Belgian PM
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Brussels -Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel reasserted, Thursday, Belgium's commitment to support Tunisia's efforts to fight against illegal emigration.

2015-05-29 Clashes in Kebili - Curfew As of Wednesday Evening, in Jemna and Kalaa From 8 P.m. to 6 A.m.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -A curfew was decreed as of Wednesday evening, in the localities of Jemna and Kalaa in the governorate of Kebili from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

2015-05-29 Dozen Tunisian and European Companies Show Interest for Tunis Culture City
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -"A dozen Tunisian and European companies are expected to participate in the international tender for the completion of the Culture City in Tunis," Minister of Public Works, Housing and Spatial Planning Mohamed Salah Arfaoui told TAP on Wednesday.

2015-05-29 Tunisia to Adopt Multidimensional Poverty Index for First Time - INS
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Tunisia will for the first time adopt the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) now produced based on the results of the households spending and consumption survey conducted by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), Lotfi Lahrizi, director at INS said on Wednesday.

2015-05-29 Tunisian-Moroccan Cultural Days Kicked Off
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, -The Tunisian-Moroccan cultural days opened Wednesday morning in Tunis in a framework that promotes dialogue and literary, artistic and music exchange between the two countries.

2015-05-28 Mogherini Says DCFTA Negotiations With Tunisia Set for October
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Brussels -Talks on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with Tunisia will start in October, said Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini.

2015-05-28 Talks to Join EU's Horizon 2020 Will Commence in June, Says PM
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Brussels -Tunisia will be in negotiations next June to join Horizon 2020, the European Union (EU)'s biggest research and innovation programme, Premier Habib Essid announced Wednesday in Brussels, Belgium.

2015-05-28 EU Donates 70 Mln Euros to Fund Development Programmes in Tunisia
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Brussels -The European Union (EU) donated 70 million euros (1 euro = 2,17 TND) to Tunisia to fund development programmes and projects in less-favoured areas.

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