Palestine: EU provides €10 million for the payment of September salaries and pensions

November 2, 2020
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The European Union provided a contribution of €10 million to help the Palestinian Authority pay the September salaries and pensions of its civil servants mostly working in the health and education sectors in the West Bank.

As the Palestinian Authority continues to face a deep and deteriorating fiscal crisis, this contribution will help the Palestinian Authority in covering part of its commitments towards Palestinian civil servants. The €10 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.

” With this payment of  €10 million, our total contribution to the current expenditures of the Palestinian Authority’s budget in 2020 amounts to around €90 million. However, as the achievements of our strong partnership appear to be threatened by serious challenges, including the  entirely unsustainable fiscal position of the Palestinian Authority and the devastating consequences of Covid-19, it is high time to act. “, said EU Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff.

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