EU grants Palestinians 120 million euros in aid


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Benita Ferrero-Waldner (L), commissioner for external relations of the European Union (EU), and Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik, whose country holds the EU presidency, attend a a press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels, capital of Belgium, Feb. 27, 2006. The European Union announced an aid package of over 120 million euros on Monday to keep the Palestinian care-taker government functioning before a Hamas-led government is formed.

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Benita Ferrero-Waldner, commissioner for external relations of the European Union (EU), speaks at a press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels, capital of Belgium, Feb. 27, 2006.

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Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik, whose country holds the presidency of the European Union (EU), speaks at a press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels, capital of Belgium, Feb. 27, 2006.


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