EU to allocate $135 M to Tunisia as component of migration agreement

The European Commission on Friday announced its intention to provide Tunisia with 127 million euros ($135 million) in aid as part of its agreement with the country, designed to combat the issue of illegal immigration from Africa to Europe.

The commission stated that 60 million euros would be allocated as budget support to Tunisia, while an additional package worth approximately 67 million euros, aimed at enhancing Tunisia’s capabilities to combat human traffickers and bolster border controls, would be distributed in the upcoming days.

In July, Tunisia and the EU entered into a “strategic partnership” agreement to combat illegal migration, in exchange for financial assistance, as there was a significant surge in boats departing from the North African nation for Europe. (Exchange rate: $1 = 0.9401 euros)

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