Accession Number : ADA424394

Title :   Tunisian Partnership with Western Europe

Descriptive Note : Research paper

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Fathalli, Ismail

PDF Url : ADA424394

Report Date : 15 MAR 2004

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This research paper focuses on the impact of the Tunisian economic and security partnership with Western Europe on Tunisian society. Tunisia has set for itself the ambition of achieving a high level of economic growth while pursuing human and social development. Endowed with only limited natural resources, the country has relied on its human potential and sustained social action programs. Based on a permanent search for a balance between the social and economic dimensions of development, this approach has made it possible for the country to achieve a sound economic performance and continued social progress. Seeking to take advantage from globalization as an opportunity to further develop its economy and to reinforce its competitive capacity, Tunisia has launched a comprehensive program for the upgrading of its enterprises which, by the year 2007, will have to cope with competition from European enterprises as part of the EU-Tunisian free trade zone provided for in the Association Agreement signed in 1995. That year, the European Union for the first time in its history concluded an Association Agreement with a southern Mediterranean country. (11 refs.)

Descriptors :   *AGREEMENTS, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *COOPERATION, *TUNISIA, *ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, *EUROPEAN UNION, NATIONAL SECURITY, COMPETITION, MANUFACTURING, BANKING, EDUCATION, ECONOMIC IMPACT, INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION, LABOR, COMMERCIAL FISHING, AGRICULTURE, CULTURE, COMMODITIES, DEMOCRACY, UNEMPLOYMENT, WESTERN EUROPE, PRIVATIZATION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE