The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borell, visited Tunis on 10 September, where he met with the Tunisian President, Kais Said, several ministers, and representatives of political parties and civil society.
During this visit, Josep Borell declared to the President “European apprehensions regarding the preservation of the democracy in Tunisia.” Stressing that Tunisia is an important partner for the EU, he said that “the Union’s commitment to Tunisia’s democratic roots, as well as respect of the rule of law and fundamental freedoms.”
Josep Borell called for “leading the country towards the restoration of institutional stability by preserving its democratic principles.”
It is worth noting that on 25 July, Kais Said dismissed the head of government, froze the activities of Parliament, and lifted the parliamentary immunity of several deputies. Since then, several public figures have been placed under house arrest and banned from travelling.