Today, the European Union (EU) made its third contribution this year to theSo is the EU responsible for the rampant coruption in the territories and will the Court of Auditors make a serious study into the use of our taxes? Whaich they singularly failed to do before.
Palestinian Authority's payment of its civil servants salaries and pensions, both in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The contribution of NIS 116.8 million (€22.85 million) was delivered through the EU's PEGASE mechanism and benefited 80,608 civil servants and pensioners. The Government of Finland contributed €2 million to this payment.
"The EU contribution aims to support the Palestinian Authority's efforts to maintain regular salary payments to its employees and ensure the basic delivery of public services to the Palestinian citizens in the West Bank and Gaza " said Mr. Christian Berger, the European Union Representative in Jerusalem
A significant proportion of this payment came from a European Union commitment of €158.5 million to the Palestinian Authority announced earlier this year while the Government of Finland contributed €2 million.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Is the Palestinian Authority an EU client state?
I ask because I have just discovered this.