Ten years after the revolution, Tunisia is facing both institutional and socio-economic challenges. The institutional deadlock which started in January with President Saied’s rejection of the government reshuffle is still paralyzing Prime Minister Mechichi’s margin of action. In addition to this, widespread social distrust in democratic institutions has been on the rise. It is against this backdrop that even as the recent wave of Covid-19 has threatened tourism, the Government is still holding difficult talks with the IMF to obtain a consistent loan. How to reverse the trend? Which role should the EU play in the Tunisian future?
Youssef Cherif, Director, Columbia Global Centre Tunis
Intissar Kherigi, Co-Founder, Jasmine Foundation
Chloe Teevan, Policy Officer, European External Affairs, European Centre for Development Policy Management
Sarah Yerkes, Senior Fellow, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Viviana Mazza, Journalist, Corriere della Sera