We assessed whether the EU assistance delivered to Tunisia after the Arab Spring revolution of 2011 has been well spent. We concluded that the money was generally well spent as it contributed significantly to the democratic transition and the economic stability of Tunisia after the revolution.
Nevertheless, a number of shortcomings were identified in the EU management of the assistance. In order to address these shortcomings, the Court makes recommendations for the European External Action Service and the Commission that concern the focusing of the assistance on a small number of sectors, strengthening the implementation of the budget support programmes, and finally, improving the planning of the programmes and speeding up their implementation.
Special report No 03/2017: EU Assistance to Tunisia