Visit of Štefan Füle, Member of the EC, to Tunisia
Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, embarked on a two-day visit to Tunis to reiterate continuing support of the European Union for the democratic transition in the country. He stressed that the EU trusts that Tunisian stakeholders will be able to overcome the current crisis and progress towards the approval of the Constitution and the organisation of elections.
During his stay in Tunis, Štefan Füle met with the presidents of the political parties Ennahda and Nidaa Tounes, with the president of the main trade union organisation (UGTT), with business organisations and with representatives of civil society.
Štefan Füle signed few projects including a grant contract focusing on preventing violence based on gender and on helping the victims of gender violence. This is Štefan Füle's fourth visit to Tunisia since its democratic revolution in January 2011.