Report: EU says it won't cut aid to PA over statehood bid

The European Union will not cut aid to the Palestinian Authority in response to the PA's UN bid, EU foreign policy chief Catherin Ashton told PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Monday.
The United States Congress announced last week that it was holding up $200 million of its aid to the PA in response to the bid for UN membership, which the US opposes.
On Sunday, Ma'an reported, PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said the PA has not received any "official confirmation" that he US aid money was being blocked.