EU-Tunisia cooperation:

Type: News   Reference: 93987   Duration: 00:04:00  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 25/06/2013   First transmission: 25/06/2013
- extracts from the exchange of views with Ali LARAYEDH, Prime Minister of Tunisia EP Committee on Foreign Affairs Background: The Tunisian Prime Minister Ali LARAYEDH discussed with the MEPs from the Committee on Foreign Affairs the political, social and economical situation in Tunesia, also the Human Rights situation and the general situation of women was discussed. Ali LARAYEDH was designated as Prime Minister in February 2013 following the resignation of Hamadi JEBALI.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium (1 shot) 00:00:05
00:00:10 Arrival and atmosphere before the debate starts, (3 shots) 00:00:17
00:00:27 SOUNDBITE (English): Ali LARAYEDH, Prime Minister of Tunisia: "For the last few months we have been in dialogue with the various political parties, those who are represented in the Parliament, with NGOs, with civil society in general terms, in order to reach consensus on those questions where there are differences of opinion. And we carry on with this dialogue and we hope the Assembly will ratify the Constitutions with a 2/3rd majority so we don't have to go to a referendum." 00:00:50
00:01:17 SOUNDBITE (English): Ali LARAYEDH, Prime Minister of Tunisia: "We have to be able to get the grid with the security situation, the situation is currently stable thanks to the presence of the army, because of the maturity of the Tunisian people, because you need an degree of stability and time and calm for reforms to take place." 00:00:24
00:01:41 SOUNDBITE (English): Ali LARAYEDH, Prime Minister of Tunisia: "We do hope to meet the legitimate pressing expectation of the Tunisian people. And to try to kick start the economy, to have greater spanning power, greater employment and to try to reduce the development gap between the various parts of the Tunisian society. And all of this needs a lot of money, a lot of money needs to get into the Tunisian economy and to reduce unemployment as much as possible." 00:00:49
00:02:30 SOUNDBITE (English): Ali LARAYEDH, Prime Minister of Tunisia: "I can't say that we can guarantee 100 percent straight away, but the freedom of opinion and the different freedoms now available to Tunisians is very broad, non of less people are abusing this freedom of opinion. The available freedom is broad enough for that." 00:00:46
00:03:16 SOUNDBITE (English): Ali LARAYEDH, Prime Minister of Tunisia: (commenting on some Salafist incidents) "There still some under investigation and we the government are no longer meddling in the process of justice, we are watching what they are doing of course but we are not interfering, because we want very much that our justice and juridical system to be independent." 00:00:33
00:03:49 cut away shots (3 shots) 00:00:11
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