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Moroccan legislative elections severely punish the ruling Islamist Party - 09/09/2021 - Eric Apim

MOROCCO. In power for ten years, the Justice and Development Party has been reduced from 125 to 12 deputies in the future national assembly.

EU Council grants €14.2bn in pre-accession aid - 09/08/2021 - Eric Apim

EU. Over the period 2021-2027, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) will cover eight countries, mainly in the Western Balkans, for a total of €14.2bn, distributed according to the beneficiaries' actual performance.

G7 ambassadors call for a return to the rule of law in Tunisia - 09/07/2021 - Eric Apim

TUNISIA. In a joint statement, the G7 ambassadors in Tunisia take a clear position on the political situation in the country and "strongly recommend a rapid return to a constitutional framework".

Four civil society associations plead for a common Mediterranean destiny - 09/02/2021 - Eric Apim

MEDITERRANEAN. The Civitas Institute, Mashallah News, Maydan Association and Réseau Euromed France launch a campaign "Our Mediterranean, cross-border advocacy for a common Mediterranean destiny.

Albania, Northern Macedonia and Serbia unite in "Open Balkans", antechamber to the Schengen Area - 09/02/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

WESTERN BALKANS. Tired of stagnating in the queue to enter the European Union, three Western Balkan countries (Albania, Macedonia and Serbia) decided to create their own free trade area: "Open Balkans". An initiative that is not well received by Brussels and their neighbours.

Libyan economy faces the challenges of water stress and hydrocarbon management - 09/02/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

LIBYA. Incessant vandalism of water networks and oil installations, suspension of the president of the national oil company, water shortages, need to diversify revenues, the Libyan economy is struggling to return to normal after ten years of civil war.

Forest fires reduce to ashes the incandescent relations between Algeria and Morocco - 08/26/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

ALGERIA / MOROCCO. If the relations between Algiers and Rabat were never with the beautiful fixed since the independence of the Cherifian Kingdom, the storm, which smouldered since the beginning of the summer, fuelled by several thunderclaps, ended up causing a diplomatic power cut.

The World Bank invests $2.5 million to develop Turkish start-ups - 08/26/2021 - Eric Apim

TURKEY. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Women's Enterprise Finance Initiative (we-Fi) are investing $2.5m in the 500 Istanbul Fund II, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage technology companies.

Tunisia prolongs its break from democracy - 08/24/2021 - Eric Apim

TUNISIA. The President of the Tunisian Republic announced the publication of a decree extending "until further notice" the freezing of the Parliament.

IMF Special Drawing Rights offer a breath of fresh air to Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia - 08/23/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

EGYPT / MOROCCO / TUNISIA. Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia have been allocated $2.9bn, $1.3bn and $775.8m respectively, in the first allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) from the International Monetary Fund since 2009. It is also the largest allocation ever.

Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed assumes full powers - 07/27/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

TUNISIA. Ten years after the Jasmine revolution, seven years after the vote of a new constitution, is the Tunisian government succumbing to the temptation of returning to dictatorship after the freezing of the activities of the Parliament, the dismissal of the Prime Minister and the lifting of the immunity of the deputies?

Najib Mikati appointed to form a government team in Lebanon - 07/27/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

LEBANON. In order to remedy the political impasse that is sinking the country economically every day, Lebanese President Michel Aoun has appointed Najib Mikati to form the next government. His name received the majority of the votes of the deputies.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls for a two-state solution for Cyprus - 07/20/2021 - Frédéric Dubessy

CYPRUS / TURKEY. In the northern part of Cyprus, the Turkish president has been pushing for a partition of the Mediterranean island between the Greek and Turkish communities.
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