EU responsibilities towards Tunisian people
“Protests, demonstrations, confrontations with law enforcement and hundreds of arrests that have been taking place in Tunisia for a week, after the adoption of a strict and heavy financial law that impressively hit the weakest group of its population, cannot witness the indifference of the European Union’s institutions.
Through its democratization process which started 7 years ago after the jasmine revolution, Tunisia made a huge improvement in terms of EU key values and this is the reason why Isis and the Islamic ghost threaten the country and deliver terroristic attacks.
Efforts at a European level need to be increased in order not to leave the Tunisian people alone. Tunisia is too important for Europe considering its territorial proximity with Libya, where another important issue involving the restoration of democratic rules is being faced. A further financial intervention, right now, would be desirable for a strategically important neighbor country that adopted democratic rules with its new Constitution, respecting minorities, equal opportunities and European hopes.
ALDA, which established a Local Democracy Agency in Kairouan last year, will keep contributing to the promotion of democratic rights in Tunisia as it will do in the other African countries of the Mediterranean”.
Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA