Days of Palestine

Friday, March 24

European Parliament vetoes bid to stop UNRWA funding

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The European Parliament's Budget Committee rejected a proposal calling for upholding European funding to UNRWA.

The proposal, which was presented by the parliamentary Christian Democrats group, called for suspending the European Union (EU) funding (100 million euros) to UNRWA because of corruption and mismanagement claims leveled against the refugee agency.

Ambassador Adel Attiya, deputy head of the Palestinian mission in Brussels, told Voice of Palestine that the Jewish lobby was making great pressures in order to extract a decision from the EU — like the one taken by the US administration — to  cut off its funding to UNRWA.