COVID-19: EU disburses €300 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Tunisia

June 1, 2021
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The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has made further disbursements under its COVID-19 Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) package to Tunisia, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia. The disbursements of €300 million to Tunisia is part of the €3 billion MFA package agreed in May 2020 to help ten enlargement and neighbourhood partners mitigate the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for the Economy, said: “Today marks another concrete step forward in the fight against the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic with the successful completion of the macro-financial assistance to Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia and the first disbursement to Tunisia. The EU remains more committed than ever to support its neighbours in these difficult times.

For Tunisia, this is the first tranche of its €600 million MFA programme that entered into force in May 2021. Given the emergency nature of this support, the first disbursement is not conditional on the fulfilment of any specific policy conditions.



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Macro-Financial Assistance 

Countries covered:

  • Tunisia