A decade after the Jasmine Revolution: Why is a free trade agreement between Tunisia and the EU not in place?

The Tunisian administration needs to increase dialogue with civil society and business, says Anna Block Mazoyer. Photo: European Parliament, Flickr.com

The Tunisian administration needs to increase dialogue with civil society and business, says Anna Block Mazoyer. Photo: European Parliament, Flickr.com

Of: Ismail Bazine and Miguel Largo Vergara 

The economic development in Tunisia has not gone as desired since the Jasmine Revolution in 2011. A decade later, Tunisia's streets and squares are once again filled with protesters begging for better living conditions. A free trade agreement with the EU could create prosperity in Tunisia, despite this, there is a great deal of suspicion within the country's civil society. The Swedish ambassador, Anna Block Mozayer, discusses this and the significance, opportunities and challenges of the free trade agreement. 

January 26, 2021, Interview

More countries must follow Tunisia and ban violence against women

Woman with Tunisian flag painted on face.

After much fighting by civil society, violence against women has been banned in Tunisia.

Of: Patricia Grundberg

In Tunisia, almost half of all women are exposed to violence. Until recently, violence was not illegal, but after a fierce struggle, the country has now banned gender-based violence. Tunisia's work to establish national support for the law can stand as an example for other countries, writes Patricia Grundberg at the UN Population Fund UNFPA.

November 27, 2018, Debate