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Is the EU Aid to the PA Subject to Postponing?

So far, no European decision to postpone the approval of the annual budget allocated to the Palestinian Authority

Jerusalem24 – Adviser to the Palestinian Prime Minister for Planning and Aid Coordination, Stephen Salameh, confirmed this morning, Wednesday, that there are assurances that European aid will return to the Palestinian Authority soon.

Salameh made it clear in a statement to “Voice of Palestine” radio that during the meetings of the European-Palestinian Joint Committee in Brussels, there were assurances of the return of European aid to the Palestinian Authority soon.

Shadi Othman, head of the European Union’s Media and Communications Office in occupied Jerusalem, confirmed, on Wednesday, that there is no European decision so far to postpone the approval of the annual budget allocated to the Palestinian Authority.

Othman said, in an exclusive statement to Safa Agency: “A discussion is taking place within the European Union between more than one institution regarding this budget.”

He added, “Until this moment, there is no decision regarding the budget, and we cannot comment on the news of its postponement in light of the continuation of the discussion.”

On the other hand, Salameh pointed out that Europe is committed to supporting the Palestinian people, and there are clear and supportive messages, especially with regard to the European Union’s support for Palestine.

Salameh stressed that if European support returns, the financial crisis for the Palestinian Authority will not end, but it will help solve many crises.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 5 years of experience in the field of reporting and presenting. Currently works as a reporter and presenter/producer for PBC and Jerusalem24. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna

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