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A warning from inside Tunisia

first_imgRecent religious violence coupled with moves by Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party to put religious protections in its proposed constitution prompted a leading Tunisian legal expert to warn Monday that the nation is taking steps on the “way of the worst.”Yadh Ben Achour, head of a key body overseeing legal and constitutional reform during the Northern African nation’s post-revolution transition, described the tension between the secular, pluralist forces that sparked the 2010-11 uprising and the more conservative religious majority that has come to the fore since the election last October of the Constituent Assembly, charged with drafting a new constitution.“The results show there’s an essential difference between the people of the revolution and the people of the election,” Ben Achour said. “If . . . the majority persists in its repeated attempts to inject polemical things into the heart of the public debate, then we may expect the worst.”Ben Achour made his comments during a talk at Harvard’s Center for Government and International Studies, sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. The talk, titled “Religion, Revolution and Constitution: The Case of Tunisia,” was presented by the center’s Working Group on Arab Transformative Movements.Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, sparked Tunisia’s revolution in December 2010 when he set himself on fire in protest of treatment, including the confiscation of his goods, by a government official. The demonstrations that resulted drove President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali from office and sparked movements that toppled governments in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, as well as civil war in Syria.In the post-revolutionary transition, Ben Achour, a lawyer and specialist in Islamic political theory, was appointed the head of a commission on political reform, subsequently expanded to the current High Authority for the Achievement of the Revolution Objectives. Ben Achour was introduced Monday by Malika Zeghal, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, who described him as “a critical actor in the first democratic experiment in the history of Tunisia.”Tunisia’s pre-revolution government violently repressed opposition parties, including the moderate Islamist Ennahda Party, which gave the party a great deal of sympathy among citizens, Ben Achour said. However, religion was absent from the rallies and revolutionary discussions, which focused on replacing Ben Ali’s despotic rule with a pluralistic democracy marked by tolerance and freedom, he said.Neither was religion a factor in the immediate aftermath of the uprising, Ben Achour said, when initial reforms were undertaken and a transitional structure was established. It has only been since the October elections that religion has become an element in the discussion of Tunisia’s future government.The elections were won by the Islamist Ennahda Party, with 40 percent of the vote, giving it 90 seats in the 217-seat Constituent Assembly. Since then, Ben Achour said, the party has made several proposals that would inject religion into government, dropping some after popular protest. A proposal to make Shariah the foundation for the country’s legal system was abandoned after 25,000 gathered to protest the idea.A proposed article of the constitution that dealt with men and women as “complementary” rather than equal drew a second protest, running afoul of Tunisia’s long history of equality between the sexes — enshrined in the 1956 Personal Status Code. The code, adopted shortly after independence from France, protects the rights of women, outlawing polygamy, abolishing unilateral divorce by men, increasing the marriage age for women, and reforming the inheritance law.Ennahda recently proposed protecting religion in the constitution, drafting an article affirming that the state protects religious belief, religious practice, places of worship, and sacred things, Ben Achour said. A proposed law offered by Ennahda would criminalize offenses against sacred things — books, mosques, churches, and synagogues — and make insults, derision, and profanity against Allah or Muhammad punishable by two years in jail, he said.“The … ruling party, which had renounced making Shariah the source of law, is now maintaining that position even more forcefully,” Ben Achour said.The recent attacks on the U.S. embassy in Tunisia, prompted by outrage at the release of an anti-Islam film and during which three protesters were killed, were not the first cases of worrisome violence, Ben Achour said, citing incidents related to other films dealing with religious topics.“The current wave of violence in Tunisia should facilitate the way of those who defend the sacred against those who defend liberty,” Ben Achour said. “There is a very large gap between the revolutionary message and the rising issues since the election of Oct. 23.“If, as it clearly and officially states, the Ennahda Party continues to support the idea that the constitution is not the property of one party and that it should be the subject of consensus, both within the Constituent Assembly and outside, then we may hope the things will work out for the best,” Ben Achour continued. “We now, in the current situation, characterized by the development of violence in the Islamic world … can affirm that we are rather on the way of the worst than on the way of the best.”last_img read more


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Imperial Riviera is moving into recapitalization

first_imgSource / photo: Valamar Riviera dd, Imperial Riviera dd, Allianz ZB doo S ciljem daljnje profesionalizacije i unapređenja korporativnog upravljanja izabran je novi sastav Nadzornog odbora Imperial Riviere. Imenovana je i nova Uprava u sastavu od dva člana, s mandatom  od 1. veljače 2020. do 31. prosinca 2022. Tako je Vladi Mišu, dosadašnjem predsjedniku Uprave Imperiala, ponovno ukazano povjerenje za novi mandat, te je za drugog člana Uprave imenovan Sebastian Palma, dugodišnji direktor Strateškog planiranja i kontrolinga u Valamaru, koji će u Imperial Rivieri imati ulogu upravljanja financijama i investicijama. Imperial Riviera will realize a recapitalization in the amount of HRK 426 million, which will also mark the beginning of the implementation of a five-year business plan that envisages HRK 1,5 billion in investments in tourism. According to the decision of the General Assembly. Valamar Riviera in the amount of HRK 106 million, AZ pension funds in the amount of HRK 296 million, Allianz Zagreb in the amount of HRK 18 million and Allianz Invest in the amount of HRK 6 million are participating in the recapitalization. The focus of the investment will be on the reconstruction and renovation of the owned facilities and the further expansion of the Imperial Riviera portfolio under the operational management of Valamar. S ciljem širenja poslovanja Imperiala na nove destinacije,po odobrenju Nadzornog odbora od 29.10.2019. godine, Valamar i Imperialpotpisali su ugovor o kupoprodaji hotela Valamar Zagreb u Poreču po cijeni od182,15 milijuna kuna. Već ove zime Imperial će uložiti više od 100 milijunakuna u podizanje kvalitete i repozicioniranje hotela s dodatnim Maro uslugamanamijenjenih obiteljima. Hotel Zagreb dobit će novo ime – Valamar Parentino, teje projekt dio ukupnog plana ulaganja Valamara i Imperiala u razvoj zone Pical.center_img Kristijan Buk, predsjednik uprave Allianz ZB društva zaupravljanje obveznim i dobrovoljnim mirovinskim fondovima  rekao je da je primarni cilj i ovog ulaganja, optimalni prinos za  članoveAZ  mirovinskih fondova. “Increasing the share capital of the joint venture for managing and investing in tourist assets in the region is a logical continuation of Valamar’s successful cooperation with institutional investors,” said Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera.last_img read more


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PREMIUMLove for the motherland: Homesick Palestinians extol Indonesian support

first_imgTopics : Forgot Password ? Google Log in with your social account Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Thirty-two-year-old Palestinian migrant Mahmoud Omar can say unabashedly that he has learned to love Indonesia like he would his own wife, but that it would never measure up to his love for his homeland.Having come to Indonesia a little over a year ago, and now living comfortably as a teacher at the Al-Masyhad Islamic boarding school in Sukabumi, West Java, Omar said he felt the Indonesian people had welcomed him with open arms.He also felt the extent of Indonesia’s support for Palestinian statehood, which comes almost naturally for a country with the world’s largest Muslim population.Omar said he believed in the prophetic hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad) that a group of Muslim peoples would stand firm in preserving the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, a sacred site for the major Abrahamic faiths and one of the flashpoints of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict…. Palestine Indonesia Middle-East-conflict US Israel peace-process solidarity UNlast_img read more


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Bethard enters Denmark confident of becoming new star attraction

first_img Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Spillemyndigheden adds technical requirements on game and wagering reporting June 23, 2020 Share EGBA warns Danish tax hikes could boost offshore market June 8, 2020 Share Erik SharpNew industry incumbent Bethard Group has confirmed that it has secured a Danish online gambling licence, expanding the firm’s Scandinavian footprint.Launched in Q1 2018, Malta-based Bethard seeks to become the industry’s fastest growth online gambling proposition.Updating the market, Co-Founder and CEO Erik Sharp detailed that his firm was positioning itself to expand its services aggressively within in multiple markets in the coming months.Sharp is further confident of securing a Swedish online gambling licence, ahead of the market’s re-regulation, incoming for 1 January 2019.In April 2018, Bethard launched its first advertising campaigns featuring Swedish football legend Zlatan Ibrahimović, who will further act as the betting group’s Global Ambassador.“We are very satisfied to get a green light in Denmark and we look forward to start growing our presence in the Danish market,” said Erik Skarp, co-founder and CEO of Bethard Group.“2018 is a truly exciting year for us, one in which we are determined to lay a solid foundation for establishing Bethard as Europe’s leading sports betting brand. And we have had a great start. First with the announcement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining our team, followed by a very successful start in the U.K. market and a great World Cup. Now the time has come to conquer Denmark.”last_img read more