Agence France-PresseApril 10, 2014 17:50
Tunisia's public finances are in such a critical state that the government resorted to "exceptional measures" to ensure April wages were paid, the government spokesman said Thursday.
"Today the public finances are going through a difficult period, not to say critical, especially in terms of liquidity," radio stations cited Nidal Ouerfelli as saying.
Ouerfelli is also a minister tasked with monitoring the North African nation's economy.
The finance ministry had to resort to "extraordinary measures... to cover the salaries for April," he added, without elaborating.