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EU neighbourhood commissioner Olivér Várhelyi (r) with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, who is a staunch Israeli supporter (Photo: Council of the European Union)

EU in PR meltdown on Palestine aid

The European Commission isn't stopping aid to Palestine after all, following a day of U-turns and confusion on the Israel war.

"There will be no suspension of payments," the commission said in a press release late on Monday (9 October).

"All payments immediately suspended," EU neighbourhood commissioner Olivér Várhelyi had announced via his X account a few hours earlier.

Várhelyi's declaration made world headlines in a feve...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

EU neighbourhood commissioner Olivér Várhelyi (r) with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, who is a staunch Israeli supporter (Photo: Council of the European Union)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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