EU Contributes Almost €20M to May Salaries

JERUSALEM, June 5, 2013 (WAFA) – The European Union contributed Wednesday approximately €19.2 million to the payment of May’s salaries and pensions of nearly 75,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, an EU press release said.

The European Commission paid €12.5 million, Denmark contributed around €4.7 million and Finland supported with €2 million, it said.

“This contribution once more demonstrates the EU’s determination to sustain the work of the Palestinian Authority and ensure the provision of essential services to the Palestinian people,” said the EU Representative John Gatt-Rutter.

“It is also a clear example of EU Member States working together to realize our common political objective of an independent, democratic and viable state of Palestine,” he added.

Source: WAFA News