The European Union has excluded Algeria -to date– from financial aid which it granted to Tunisia and Morocco for fighting the spread of the new Corona virus, which has made the old continent more vulnerable to this epidemic.
Morocco obtained a value of 450 million euros distributed in two parts, the first with a value of 300 million euros, and the second with a value of 150 million euros, according to sources from the European fund for fighting the spread of the Corona virus.
In the same context, the eastern neighbor, Tunisia, received 250 million euros, and the European commissioner for expansion, Olivier Farhili, said that this financial amount will be spent on short terms in order to enable Tunisia to fight the new outbreaks of Corona virus, and reduce its economic and social repercussions on the Tunisian people.
The news was by reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP).
The European Union, in turn, has spoken of a trend towards strengthening aid to support the health sector in Tunisia, by multiplying aid three times from twenty million euros at the level of the province of Tunis to sixty million euros for all Tunisian provinces.
As of now, the same sources have not indicated that Algeria will receive financial aid from the European Union, entitled “Fighting the new Corona virus,” despite the fact that Algeria has more infections than its eastern and western neighbors with this virus, which is spreading in an alarming way across the world.
As of yesterday, Algeria counted more than 511 virus carriers, 29 of whom died, most of them infected by contact with Algerian migrants returning from the European Union.
Algeria is linked with the European Union by an association agreement that entered into force in 2005, during which Algeria incurred a loss of billions of dollars due to the lack of parity in its terms, which prompted the Algerian side to demand on more than one occasion to review it, and Brussels has a neighborhood policy program with Algeria being one of the countries concerned with this policy.