VNR: The European Union – helping to bring democracy, development and the rule of law to the Palestinian Authority (long version)
A few months after the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip ended, the process of rebuilding Gaza has begun. On 2 March, the foreign ministers from more than 80 countries will meet in Sharm el-Sheikh to decide how they will contribute to help end the humanitarian crisis and speed up the reconstruction. But the needs for development in Palestine do not stop in Gaza.
The European Union is the biggest donor of financial assistance to the Palestinians. It sees Palestinian reconciliation, economic development and the development of a society based on the rule of law as key steps towards a truly functioning Palestinian society.