It was announced on Friday that the European Commission is dedicated to providing financial assistance to Tunisia, with a commitment of 127 million euros (equal to $135 million). This allocation of funds is a crucial part of the agreement between the European Union and Tunisia aimed at addressing the problem of unauthorized migration from Africa to Europe.
As per the commission’s statement, a substantial portion of the allocated funds, totaling 60 million euros, will be directed towards budgetary support for Tunisia. Additionally, a dedicated package valued at approximately 67 million euros, designed to enhance Tunisia’s capabilities in countering human trafficking and reinforcing border control measures, will be disbursed in the forthcoming days.
In July, Tunisia and the European Union solidified a “strategic partnership” agreement. This accord is geared towards tackling the challenge of unauthorized migration, and it comes in exchange for substantial financial support, especially as there has been a notable surge in the number of boats departing from the North African nation bound for Europe.