A donor meeting in Oslo did not resolve the financial crisis of the debt-ridden Palestinian Authority. But a USD 120 million crisis package is under consideration. Norway has indicated more funding if other donors come along. Islamic aid agencies will meet in mid-June in Jeddah to discuss a mechanism for providing support to Gaza.
The Swedish Auditor General calls for a review of the engagement of the aid agency Sida and Swedfund in local investment funds located in tax havens. It reports profits for the two agencies from such funds at more than USD 3 million.
At the meeting of Nordic Foreign Ministers in Reykjavik, the ministers confirmed their commitment to closer cooperation among Nordic diplomatic missions as a way of strengthening the “efficiency and influence" of Nordic countries in international affairs.