Berlin supports Islamist gov't in Tunis

Newsletter 2013/02/12 – For the Benefit of the Tunisian People (II)

TUNIS/BERLIN (Own report) – In light of massive protests against the
Islamist dominated government in Tunisia, Berlin is pushing for a
peaceful settlement and is trying to salvage its “transformation
partnership” with Tunis, for which it has allocated 60 million Euros.
Within the framework of this “transformation partnership,” the
Tunisian government has agreed to a number of deals providing new
market shares for German businesses in that country. Tunisian workers
should also be employed in the vacancies in Germany, which, due to
miserable salaries, cannot otherwise be filled. The Tunisian
government has also committed itself to giving greater consideration
to German business interests, to being more attentive to thwarting the
passage of migrants and cooperating with German repressive
administrations. Berlin describes these measures as selfless aid to a
North African country in a process of transformation. But in fact,
they are aimed at strengthening German influence – in an alliance with
the government in Tunis, whose Islamist orientation the masses are
protesting against.

By piotrbein