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Unlike Israel and the US, the EU appears to have kept faith with the Palestinian Authority, with the European Commission (EC) spending e7m (£4.5m) on supporting its judicial reforms
Brussels' decision follows a new law guaranteeing the judiciary's independence, which the aid will reinforce. EU money will fund: systematic training; new procedural laws; improved working conditions, including installing adequate information systems; and a reduction of delays for cases pending. The money will be channelled through the EU Humanitarian Aid Office (Echo) and the EuropeAid Co-operation Office. EU External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten has called on Israel not to impede the work. Since mid-2001 there have been over 20 incidents involving European organisations, EC contractors and officials being prevented from carrying out their tasks properly in the Palestinian Territories. Patten said: "The projects sponsored by the EC are concrete initiatives in resp-onse to the worsening crisis and in support of the ongoing Palestinian reform process."