BRUSSELS - MEPs are becoming increasingly frustrated with the EU Commission for pumping €150 million into Tunisia, amid accusations the EU Parliament is being sidelined.

The frustration is not limited to the moral dilemma of the EU supporting an autocratic regime steeped in human-rights abuses, spanning a widespread crackdown on civil society, opposition, and sub-Saharan migrants.

The Tunisia agreement was signed last summer and is seen as a template for future pacts.