Libya’s instability puts Southern Tunisia under pressure
In an article published on 10 June, Ulf Laessing reports for Reuters on the consequences of the tensions in Libya over Southern Tunisia, and most particularly in Ben -Guerdane where locals economically depend on the flow of products and people passing through the border. Laessing notes that Libya’s instability is likely to have damaging impacts on the Tunisian economy, already weakening since 2011. He says:
Libya used to act as a pressure valve for the Tunisian economy, a place where thousands of Tunisians went for work each year and a source of cheap goods they could sell back home. But the violence has damaged the flow of products and people.
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