“Any Destabilization of Algeria would have Geo-strategic Repercussions on all the Mediterranean and African Space” stated Dr Mebtoul talking to American Herald Tribune‘s Mohsen Abdelmoumen, journalist in an extensive interview published on 28th December 2016. American Herald Tribune is a genuinely independent online media outlet. AHTribune is dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent journalism, and to improving the public’s access to independent information sources. Here are some excerpts but the whole interview could be accessed in its original setting.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: We are following your work for a long time. For the economist that you are, does Algeria respect international commitments?
Dr Abdulrahmane Mebtoul: You are referring to the Association Agreement signed on September 1st, 2015. For Algeria, speaking through [. . .]
Or to revitalize the now fashionable ‘Med Diet’
Sfax in Tunisia is to play host to an International Business Meetings on the Tunisian Olive Oil on November 9 through 11th . It is organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sfax (CCIS) with the aim to promote worldwide the Tunisian olive oil in all its varieties. Tunisian Olive Oil International Sfax Meetings aim also at giving opportunities to establish links between Tunisian exporters, purchasing groups and world importers, through partnership meetings and other exhibitions on the region’s agricultural capabilities.
Trade and exports are ultimately at the base of these three-days’ international meetings that are meant to like elsewhere in the Mediterranean to revitalize the now fashionable ‘Med Diet’.
According to the World Bank and , five years after the Revolution, Tunisia’s economic performance remains weak, with growth too low to make a significant dent on unemployment, poverty and inequality amid widening fiscal and current account deficits. The country is presently relying on agricultural development, performance of which made a commendable effort in 2015, as driven by outstanding production notably in olive oil exports that generated €917.2m. This combined with falling oil prices helped reduce the trade deficit from €6.3bn of 2014 to €550.3m in 2015.
The Brookings published on September 8th, 2016 this article written by Beverley Milton-Edwards on the current situation of the country that contrary to all beliefs, seems to have some difficulty gathering itself as one country. It is as if at this conjecture, Libya’s implosion is anticipated and that it is a matter of assessing what it means for the West, that is mainly Europe. Libya’s historical difficulties in maintaining unity have left its remote borderlands areas porous with problems of migrants passage. To the point that Instability Threatening Libya’s Implosion is not only anticipated but seriously taken into consideration as of now.
The chaos in the Middle East today is thought to have a clear epicentre: Syria. But as diplomats and policymakers in the United States, Europe, and Russia continue to direct their energies there—including specifically on containing the threat posed by the Islamic State—Libya’s downward spiral has serious implications for the same actors. As such, Libya should be kept within strategic sightlines.
Every summer of each year, droves of North African emigrant populations established in Europe pours on the ports and airports of the countries of the Maghreb. All year round however, Remittances of the Maghreb migrants could represent a non negligible plus for the local economies.
Le Matin DZ published on 30 August 2016 this article written by Sherif Ali. It i s fair to remember that at a time where migrants / refugees fleeing their desperate situation by moving north, here is an account of the reverse movement.
Where are the monies of the migrants?
General mobilization of all managers and staff on the occasion of the arrival of migrants was summoned earlier on this summer. Some of the migrants were treated for the early comers, to a personal welcome. For them, the ports and airports have been repainted and the police and customs officers, all smile and due diligence, were instructed to reserve the best hospitality and comfort.
Who are these people?