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EU: Tunisia, EU launch talks on free trade agreement

 |  October 13, 2015

Tunisia and the European Union launched negotiations Tuesday for a free trade agreement, a deal some Tunisian experts fear could undermine their economy despite assurances to the contrary from Brussels.

The European Commission says the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement would help support economic reforms in the North African country, which is trying to consolidate democracy after a 2011 uprising that ousted an autocratic regime.

“The aim of the agreement is to improve market access opportunities and the investment climate and support ongoing economic reforms in Tunisia,” it said on its website.

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