JERUSALEM, Thursday, May 30, 2019 (WAFA) - The European Union made today a contribution of €15 million to the payment of May salaries and pensions of nearly 56,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank, said a press release issued by the EU representative office in Jerusalem.
This contribution is funded by the European Union as part of its Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority channelled through the PEGASE mechanism.
"We are aware of the fiscal crisis the Palestinian Authority is facing and the potential human, social and security consequences. The European Union has been in touch with both parties and expressed our clear expectation that economic and fiscal agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority should continue to be fully implemented, including Israel‘s obligations under the Paris Protocol,” said the said the Deputy European Union Representative Tomas Niklasson.
“This contribution is a clear message of our solid commitment toward the Palestinian people at this critical time. A functioning Palestinian Authority that delivers health, education and security to millions of Palestinians is in the interest of all sides, " he added.