Ramzi el Fekih (centre) wants to see less red tape in Tunisia

Three years ago thousands of Tunisians protested on the streets, demanding, among other things, more economic opportunity…

The protests led to the departure of the country’s former ruler, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and sparked the wider Arab Spring across North Africa and the Middle East.

However, despite the removal of President Ben Ali, economic reforms in Tunisia since 2011 have stalled due to continuing political unrest, which dragged on until the end of last year.

Yet with a moderate, interim government of independent figures appointed in December, and the country’s new constitution being agreed in January, there is now renewed optimism that pro-business changes will be forthcoming, to enable entrepreneurship and small businesses to flourish.

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