Investing for peace in the Middle East

European Leadership Funding

The European Union and its member states represent the largest single donor bloc financing the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its affiliated institutions. We believe that European taxpayers’ money was and probably still is being channeled to the PA and its affiliates in ways that contradict core EU principles, contributing to the prevailing culture of corruption and incitement while failing to address the underlying causes of Palestinian poverty.

We note recent efforts by the Commission to begin to address many of the issues outlined in this paper and propose an alternative funding model, which we believe is more in line with interests and values of the European Union as a whole.

Read the full statement here: European Leadership Funding