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Vol 64 No 15

Published 20th July 2023


Saïed wins €1 billion windfall in EU migration deal 

EU officials signed a €1bn pact with Tunis, establishing a new model for outsourcing migration control to the region's authoritarian regimes

The European Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tunis on 16 July, promising around €1 billion to the beleaguered economy while handing a de facto political lifeline to President Kaïs Saïed. The country has already received €150 million in budget support and €105m is earmarked to stiffen anti-migrant maritime patrols.

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