On Tuesday 2 June, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell hosted in Brussels a meeting chaired by Norway of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) donor group for Palestine by videoconference.
The AHLC is a unique policy coordination forum where both the representatives of Israel and the Palestinian Authority sit around the same table with the major international donors.
In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to preserve peace, prevent conflicts, and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking on more responsibility as a global security provider.
The European Peace Facility is a proposed off-budget fund for the duration of the next Multiannual Financial Framework, designed to prevent conflicts, preserve peace and strengthen international security around the world, for the benefit of our citizens and our partners and their populations.
The demolition and seizure of Palestinian property by Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, continued during the reporting period. 319 Palestinian owned structures were demolished or seized, and 447 people (including 222 children) were displaced. Of the structures targeted in the six-month reporting period, 62 structures were funded by the EU or EU Member States with a value of nearly EUR 391,406.
As part of the Team Europe approach, the European Union, Finland, and Italy are making a contribution of €17 million to the Palestinian Authority, supporting the payment of medical referrals to East Jerusalem Hospitals. This contribution is funded by the EU (€13 million) and the Government of Italy (€1 million).
Во Всемирный день культурного разнообразия во имя диалога и развития мы чествуем культурное разнообразие в Европейском союзе и подчеркиваем его важность для развития диалога и уважения между людьми во всем мире. Европа – это мозаика разнообразия, сформированная многовековыми обменами между разными народами, языками и культурами.