Members of the European Parliament are calling for a donors conference to support Tunisia’s transition to democratic rule.
A date for the donors conference has yet to be set. MEP Carmen Romero Lopez said that credit guarantees from the European Central Bank could be considered as a means to assist Tunisia.
“We should make sure that the right support reaches the country,” she said.
A delegation from Parliament, who traveled to Tunisia on Feb. 3-6, said the Arab nation faces key challenges in economic and financial reforms, tourism, elections, judicial reforms and press freedom.
The planned EU assistance package for Tunisia is being drafted by the European External Action Service and is expected to be presented during EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton’s visit to Tunisia on Feb. 14.