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Government announces supplementary budget for aid to creation (Statement)

Published the:  24/06/2017

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(TAP) – The President of the Government Youssef Chahed announced, on Friday during the cabinet meeting, to further strengthen the work of artists and culture by granting a supplementary budget for creation and regional festivals, Ministry of Cultural Affairs informs in a statement issued Saturday.

The cabinet meeting also adopted the bill approving the agreement between the Tunisian Republic and the European Union on the accession of Tunisia to the programme of cooperation and exchange "Creative Europe", which constitutes, adds the statement, a first insofar as Tunisia is the only Maghreb and Arab country to benefit from such a European programme which devotes an important budget to culture.

A permanent office will be set up in Tunis to respond to all Tunisian projects, for 2017-2020. Thanks to this commitment, Tunisia will benefit from the same rights and advantages as the European countries for cultural entrepreneurship, creative projects, artistic mobility, the creation of independent spaces.... the statement said.