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Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union/Vice-President of the European Commission, met today in Brussels with the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr Riyad Al Malki.

They exchanged views on relations between the EU and the Palestinian Authority and High Representative Mogherini reiterated the EU’s continued support to the Palestinians and to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).


The European Union has made a contribution of €20 million to the Palestinian Authority's (PA) October's payment of nearly 55,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank.

This contribution is funded by the European Union as part of its Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority channelled through PEGASE[1].



Democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions. But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity.


With the participation of eighty schools across the West Bank and Gaza, the European Union and the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education launched the 'Know Europe' competition in Hebron. The competition is expected to include around 500 students of the 9th grade enrolled in public, private, and UNRWA schools.


The Japanese Government has provided over €260,000 to support Ostry for Agriculture Development Company operating in the Jericho Agro Industrial Park (JAIP). Ostry produces eggs and fruits carton trays from recycled carton and paper. This company is the tenth beneficiary under the Palestinian Authority's Partnership for Regional Investment, Development & Employment (PRIDE) Programme of Incentives to JAIP. The Japanese contribution is being channelled through the PEGASE[1] mechanism.


Deadline for submission of concept notes:
6 December 2018 at 12:00 (Brussels date and time)

The European Union Representative issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah express strong concern about the dismantling by the Israeli authorities of two donor-funded classrooms, with the capacity of serving 49 Palestinian schoolchildren from the first to the sixth grade in Ibziq, in Area C in the Northern West Bank, on 23 October. The classrooms were funded by the EU and EU Member States.


Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the United Nations Day

Statement on rocket fire from Gaza and the need for deescalation