EU provides €212 million to Palestinians

Funding to help provide education, healthcare and social services to Palestinians.

EU provides €212 million to Palestinians
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
The European Union has released €212 million to the Palestinian people - the first tranche of its financial support for 2015.

The new funding will help provide education, healthcare and social services to Palestinians, the 28-nation-bloc’s executive body, European Commission, said in a statement on Tuesday.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said: "An effective Palestinian Authority, committed to non-violence and a peaceful resolution of the conflict, is a key element for the Middle East peace process towards a two-state solution."

The Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said in a statement: “The EU remains committed to the two-state solution and will therefore continue to support the Palestinian Authority in its state-building efforts and in delivering basic social services."

The €212 million consists of €130 million of direct financial support to Palestine and €82 million of financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

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