A handout picture released by the Tunisian Presidency on April 18, 2014, shows Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki reviewing troops during the celebrations of the 58th anniversary of Tunisian Police in Tunis. AFP PHOTO / TUNISIAN PRESIDENCY
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Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki announced on Friday his decision to voluntarily take a two-thirds pay cut as the government grapples with a financial situation it has described as "critical".Presidential spokesman Adnane Mansar had said that Marzouki earned a gross monthly wage of 30,000 Tunisian dinars (around 13,600 euros), and a net income of 20,000 dinars (9,100 euros).On Friday the World Bank approved a $100 million loan (72 million euros) to help small and medium sized businesses, seen as crucial to the economic recovery of Tunisia's private sector.
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