The European Union and the Netherlands made a contribution of €10.0 million from the EU and €0.62 million from the Netherlands to the Palestinian Authority's payment of nearly 55,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank.
"The civil servants play an important role in Palestinian life by making sure that the public policies and services are carried out. They ensure the functioning of the system, stability and security. Civil servants and pensioners rely on their wages for their day-to-day life. Our contributions to civil servants salaries and pensions demonstrate once more the European Union's enduring support for Palestinian state-building efforts. The EU and its Member States remain the most reliable and committed donors and partners to the Palestinian people," said the EU Representative Ralph Tarraf.