Ways to get Tunisia out of tax haven blacklist reviewed
07/12/2017 15:57, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – Ambassadors of European Union (EU) countries accredited to Tunisia will hold an urgent meeting on means to quickly get Tunisia out of the EU’s tax haven blacklist that was published two days ago, Ambassador of the European Union to Tunisia Patrice Bergamini said.

The meeting had “gone very well”, he pointed out in a statement to the press after his Thursday’s meeting with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed. “The aim is not to know why or how Tunisia is now in that list but to examine means to get Tunisia out of this situation,” he added.

The EU’s naming of Tunisia in the tax haven blacklist has caused discontent of the government and the different components of the civil society.

“Tunisia is by no means a tax haven, this is well-known,” Chahed said in a statement to the press on the fringes of the opening works of the conference on "Speeding up the Implementation of Renewable Energy Projects," December 7-8 in Gammarth.

"We are astonished at Tunisia being named in the tax haven blacklist; this cannot reflect the reality of the Tunisian economy," he added assuring that “the European Union is a strategic partner and we will have contacts stepped up to clarify the situation.”

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