TUNIS- The European Commission signed with Tunisia on Thursday four agreements worth 270 million euros ($308 million) to support the North African country in its transition to democracy.

The agreements cover assistance to help Tunisia's justice system and to boost its economy's export capacity among other areas, a Tunisian statement said.

It was not immediately clear if the money was to be in the form of loans to be repaid or in the form of grants. ($1 = 0.8767 euros)

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Hugh Lawson) ((Ulf.Laessing@thomsonreuters.com))