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Tunisia

Kaïs Saïed

Date of Birth: 22 February 1958
Place of Birth: Tunis


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Migrant control moves to North Africa

President Kaïs Saïed's government is negotiating a series of repatriation agreements with African countries in an attempt to increase voluntary returns of irregular migrants Foreign Minister Mounir Ben Rjiba has said...

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Premier Meloni woos President Saïed

President Kaïs Saïed's speech in which he espoused the 'great replacement' conspiracy theory (in this case that Africans are changing the predominantly Arab country's demography) resulted in thousands of people mainly from West Africa being evicted from their homes in Tunisia and beaten...


Fearing a regional meltdown, Brussels pays Egypt $7.4 billion

Last October Tunisia's President Kaïs Saïed blocked entry visas for a group of Euro MPs who had wanted to monitor the implementation of the country's cash for migration control deal...

While Sisi's deal with the EU is part of a broad agenda to secure cash and investment from the international system the Commission has become the main financial lifeline for Tunisia's President Kaïs Saïed's government after paying out €150m ($162m) in budget support on 4 March...


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Saïed demands central bank loans to plug deficit

President Kaïs Saïed is piling on the pressure for Tunisia's central bank to become the latest African bank to provide billions of dollars in direct budget finance a move which economists warn is likely to lead to inflation and a currency collapse...

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No bail-out on offer from Beijing

For President Kaïs Saïed's beleaguered and cash-strapped government foreign interest – especially outside the usual suspects in the European Union – is regarded as politically useful even if not financially beneficial...


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Meloni joins the race for influence in Africa

Meloni has been at the heart of the EU's efforts to broker 'cash for migrant control' deals with Tunisia and Egypt last year telling Tunisia's President Kaïs Saïed that Italy would provide economic support in return (AC Vol 64 No 13 Brussels deal rescues Saïed)...

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Into the arms of Abdel Fattah el Sisi

Talks led by Von der Leyen and the Dutch and Italian Prime Ministers Mark Rutte and Giorgia Meloni (all breaching the EU's rules on negotiations with heads of states on behalf of the bloc) produced a €785 million (US$842m) agreement in July for budget support and investment between the EU and President Kaïs Saïed (AC Vol 64 No 14 Migration cash dominates vote for top EU jobs)...


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