BRUSSELS, Monday, July 27, 2020 (WAFA) - The European Union has provided today €23 million contribution to the June salaries and pensions of more than 43,000 of the Palestinian civil servants in the West Bank, according to an EU press release.
This support will enable the Palestinian Authority to meet its commitments towards Palestinian civil servants notwithstanding the difficult fiscal situation brought about by the COVID-19 crisis and the recent political developments, it said.
In the context of the Team Europe approach, the EU has frontloaded its financial contribution to create fiscal space and to support the PA in ensuring the uninterrupted continuation of critical public services, added the EU press release.
The €23 million contribution is funded by the European Union and targets civil servants, mostly working in the social sectors of health and education, as well as pensioners in the West Bank.
The Palestinian Authority, overcome by financial constraints, said yesterday it will be able to pay only half salary to its public employees for the second month in a row.