EU-erklæring om Tunisia

22. juli sluttet Norge seg til en EU-erklæring om situasjonen i Tunisia.

On 25 July, Tunisians are called to vote on a new Constitution, which should be an important milestone in the process towards institutional normalcy and democratic balance. As a major partner of Tunisia, the EU continues to follow the political process closely, including in the run-up to the 25 July vote. We continue to stand together with the Tunisian people in this important phase.

The EU also takes note of concerns raised with regard to the proposed draft published on 30 June and the process of its elaboration. In line with earlier comments made by the EU at different levels and by the Venice Commission, an inclusive national dialogue is a cornerstone of any credible constitutional process and long-term stability.  It is essential to bring together the widest possible spectrum of political and societal actors in addressing the political, economic and social challenges the country is facing.  

The strength of the EU-Tunisia partnership rests on shared values and a commitment to democratic principles, individual freedoms and the rule of law, separation of powers and independence of the judiciary. This is all the more relevant today. We stand ready to continue to support the consolidation of a democratic acquis, as well as the reforms needed to sustainably improve the socio-economic situation.