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PA signs $15m agreement with China

The Secretary General of the PA Council of Ministers, Amjad Ghanim, has signed an agreement with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Palestine, Guo Wei, for the implementation of $15 million’s worth of projects in Palestine. After signing the agreement at the headquarters of the Secretariat General …

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EU to pay PA €24.5m to cover wages

The European Union (EU) has offered to give the Palestinian Authority (PA) €24.5 million ($27 million) to pay the August salaries and pensions of about 56,000 civil servants in the occupied West Bank, Safa news agency reported yesterday. In a statement, acting EU Representative Thomas Nicholson said: “We are aware of the deep …

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Premier: No sanctions, rather only temporary measures in Gaza

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah denied on Saturday that the government has imposed any sanctions on the besieged Gaza Strip, explaining that the measures taken that affected 35,000 Gaza employees, manly cut in salaries, were temporary and will not affect their rights. Hamdallah was speaking at an event at the opening …

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“ We are building an accountable Palestinian Police force ”

As Head of the Police Advisory Section, Simon O’Connor supervises a team of 28 uniformed Police Advisers from the European Union Member States and Canada, as well as five civilian Palestinian nationals. “Our task is to advise and mentor the Palestinian Civil Police to enable their 8,500 officers to provide …

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EU assesses training needs for Palestinian border agencies

As an initial step in the process of conducting a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) for the different agencies operating under the Palestinian General Administration for Border and Crossings (GABC), EUBAM Rafah has piloted a full day session with the top-management of GABC.

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