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JF Briefing July 2015

JF Briefing July 2015

Domestic News Tunisia adopts new Counter-Terrorism Law After a marathon three-day discussion, the Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a new Law to Combat Terrorism and Money Laundering, with 174 deputies voting for, 10 abstaining and 0 against. The new law replaces the ...

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JF Briefing May 2015

JF Briefing May 2015

Domestic Developments 100 days into the mandate of the new Tunisian government, and it seems the key word of the day is “challenges”.  On television and radio shows and discussions, we hear of the economic, social, political, security and regional challenges facing ...

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JF Briefing April 2015

JF Briefing April 2015

Domestic Developments Ambush kills four Tunisian soldiers An ambush on a military checkpoint near the town of Sbeitla in the Kasserine region has killed four soldiers and injured six. State news agency TAP said around 30-35 militants were involved in ...

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JF Briefing March 2015

JF Briefing March 2015

Domestic Developments Supreme Judicial Council – Who’s in and who’s out? The Tunisian public has become accustomed to complex legal debates on its screens, with the constitution-writing process introducing us to new legal minutiae we would never have dreamed of ...

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JF Briefing February 2015

JF Briefing February 2015

Domestic Developments Media headlines in recent days have focused on the spectre of terrorism once again, looking at the re-emergence of the Uqba ben Nafe brigades. Analysis has also focused on the work of the new government and the key ...

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JF Briefing 11 Feb 2015

JF Briefing 11 Feb 2015

New Government Formed Tunisia finally has a new government! On 5th February, some 102 days after the legislative elections took place, the Assembly of People’s Representatives voted to give confidence to a new government by 166 out of 204 deputies ...

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JF Briefing January 2015

JF Briefing January 2015

Formation of New Government Tunisia has entered its 16th day of negotiations over the formation of the new government. Rumours abound in national media around who is in and who is out – Monday’s papers report that the new government ...

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JF Briefing 5 January 2015

JF Briefing 5 January 2015

Welcome to the first JF Blog of 2015! While the new year is usually quiet on the news front, that certainly hasn’t been the case in Tunisia – negotiations over the formation of the new government have kept media and ...

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JF Briefing Dec 16, 2014

JF Briefing  Dec 16, 2014

Finances Top the Headlines Finances have been occupying the headlines in Tunisia this week, with the passing of the 2015 budget and debates over an increase in public-sector salaries and impending slashes in subsidies. The new Assembly of the People’s ...

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Jasmine Foundation Blog: Presidential Elections

Jasmine Foundation Blog: Presidential Elections

All eyes have been on the presidential elections this week. The race is heating up, given the very small gap between the two top candidates Beji Caid Essebsi and Moncef Marzouki, with 39% and 33% of votes respectively. A war ...

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