Tunisia Pledges Cuts To Avoid Economic ‘Catastrophe’


Tunisia’s new Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa says the country’s economic woes could become “a catastrophe.” He says the need for future belt tightening may include cuts in subsidies.

“We have to make some painful sacrifices. This could be through rationalizing subsidies, but without touching the poorer classes,” he said in an interview with state television. He added:...