Macron puts pressure on Saied, but Paris plays it safe in Brussels

French President Emmanuel Macron and his Tunisian counterpart Kaïs Saïed.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his Tunisian counterpart Kaïs Saïed. © Yassine Mahjoub/Ren Pengfei/Xinhua News Agency/Newscom/MaxPPP
A conversation between the French and Tunisian heads of state last week was frank. Macron told Saied he was concerned both by the economic crisis in Tunisia and by his counterpart's political choices. But within the EU, France remains much less critical than other member countries. [...] (216 words)
Issue dated 11/05/2022

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