Europe in the World

Coping with the fragile consolidation of Tunisia’s transition

11 July 2016
Francesca Fabbri (Former Policy Analyst at the EPC)

Tunisia is often heralded as the only success story of the Arab Spring. Its transition since 2011 has undeniably led to peaceful, plural and democratic elections and to an encouraging new era for the Tunisian people. However, what came out of the last five years of change and struggle is still extremely fragile. Not only have urgently needed reforms been delayed, but precarious socio-economic conditions and heightening security threats also undermine the stability of the country. In this Policy Brief, Francesca Fabbri argues thatthe EU and its member states should not underestimate these fragilities, and that EU support for Tunisia’s transition needs to make a qualitative leap forward in order to enhance relations with Tunisia and make it a priority partner.

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Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow

Giovanni Grevi

Researcher in EU energy and climate policy, Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels

Marco Giuli

Senior Policy Analysts

Paul Ivan
Amanda Paul

Junior Policy Analyst

Ivano di Carlo

Programme Assistant

Marco Zeiss