The president of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People, Mohamed Ennaceur, expressed his impressions about the week of Tunisia, organized by the European Parliament. He said that this week has the aim to make raise awareness about the Country, its democratic experience, unique in the region. This visit will also grow the number of friends of Tunisia. He asked European governments to transform Tunisian debt in projects, to support the democratic transition. He requested the possibility to have structural funds for the economy, the same funds given to Countries of former Soviet Union to help their to resolve economic problems. He also asked that Tunisian students could move in Europe to improve their knowledge, if it is possible. He made a request also for Tunisian market, to open the European market to the Tunisian merchandises. He commented the visit as positive, and he added that this experience will influence European governments.
The Bureau of the House of People’s Representatives has decided at its meeting Thursday to hold two plenary sessions on corruption exposure and whistleblower protection draft law next Tuesday and Wednesday. At a press briefing after the meeting, HPR President Mohamed Ennaceur also announced that open plenary sessions will be held in regions on a monthly basis, with the presence of their deputies, HPR members, regional officials and government members concerned by the topic to be tackled in these sessions. This sessions will concern development of regions and the study of the problems of these regions. The first session is planned in February and it will be dedicated to North-Western governorates.