The European Union has made available 52 million euros for development projects in Palestine to support economic and social development and institution-building measures foreseen by the Palestinian National Development Plan for 2011-2013.
Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said that the European Union and China should attach more importance to the concept of free trade, especially when signals indicate possible recovery from economic crisis.
The Norwegian government has begun paying the salaries of 380 employees of the Somalia government to help build up the country's legitimacy, Eidsvoll Holmas, Norway's international development minister said.
Members of the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to protect consumers' privacy and personal data online by regulating the IP-tracking systems of some commercial internet sites.
Spain, Portugal and Italy have jointly proposed to pool resources for defense spending, seeing more coordination in the military sector as an answer to the economic difficulties the European Union is facing, reports EurActiv Italy.