The national rescue body of the Nidaa Tounes Movement announced on Sunday the appointment of political bureau member Moncef Sallemi as general coordinator of the party’s reform and rescue process. Khemaïes K’sila, member of the political bureau of Nidaa Tounes said Moncef Sallemi will carry out negotiations and the process of unification of the party and lead to developing a final road map to allow the organisation of the first elective congress of the Movement. The national rescue institution of the Movement will organise a press conference on December 10 to announce the results of the consultations and the decisions of the body, he said at a national conference held in Tunis with the national and regional cadres of the party. Leader of the Movement, Khaled Chouket said the conference aims to arrive at a roadmap for the preparation of an elective democratic congress of the party and lead to the formation of a true leadership equal to the political weight of the movement and able to preserve the balance of the political landscape.
The Vice President of the European Parliament and Rapporteur on Kosovo at the European Parliament Commission on Kosovo, Ulrike Lunace, declared during her visit in Pristina that blaming the others doesn’t help with the process of the liberalization of visas.
Palestinians on Monday welcomed a French plan to hold an international conference on the two-state solution in Paris at the end of December. In Jerusalem PM Netanyahu called on Abbas to immediately hold direct negotiations with him. Abbas has persistently rejected such calls, stating that Israel must halt all settlement activity and Jewish building in east Jerusalem before such talks could be held. Israel on Monday warned France that their plan only emboldens Abbas to continue to refuse to negotiate. Israel is committed to the peace process, but believe that a final status agreement with the Palestinians can only be reached through direct talks.