Proposal for a Decision on the signing of a Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement on trade and cooperation between the European Community and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)

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Series Details COM (2019) 362
Publication Date 02/08/2019
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Summary:

Proposal presented on 2 August 2019 by the European Commission on the signing of a Protocol regarding a Framework Agreement between the European Union and the Palestinian Authority on the general principles for Palestine's participation in Union programmes.

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The objective of the Protocol is to lay down the financial and technical rules enabling the Palestinian Authority to participate in certain EU programmes. The horizontal framework established by the Protocol sets out principles for economic, financial and technical cooperation and allows the Palestinian Authority to receive assistance, in particular financial assistance, from the European Union pursuant to the programmes.

Background:

The Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement on trade and cooperation between the European Community, of the one part, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, of the other part, was signed on 24 February 1997 and entered into force on 1 July 1997.

In June 2007 the Council of the European Union authorised the European Commission to negotiate Framework Agreements with a number of European Neighbourhood Policy partner countries in order to enable them to participate in Community agencies and Community programmes. In September 2018 the Palestinian Authority expressed its interest in signing a Protocol to a Framework Agreement for their potential full participation in a number of selected EU programmes.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2019:362:FIN
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EUR-Lex: COM(2019)361: Proposal for a Decision on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement on trade and cooperation between the European Community and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2019:361:FIN

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