EU Unveils 2009 Budgetary Support for Palestinian Authority


    earmarked EUR168 million (USD217 million) in direct budgetary support for the Palestinian Authority this year. The financing will help the Palestinian Authority pay civilian workers and pensioners and bolster the Ministry of Social Affairs' social protection system, which is expected to provide regular allowances to some 47,000 vulnerable households. Part of the funding will also be used to supply industrial fuel to the Gaza power plant.

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