November 6, 2018

Czech Republic is to follow Austria, Hungary and USA by withdrawing from UN migration compact

The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš is to offer the coalition partners to withdraw from the global migration compact and not to sign it, iDnes reports. 

Mr. Babiš said that he did not like the pact and he would like to discuss it with to the partners in the government. 

“The United States has pulled out, Hungary too, now Austria, and Poland is debating it as well,” he noted. 

It has been informed that Austria is not going to sign the UN’s global migration compact in December and thus joins the opposition of the USA and Hungary. 

In 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted the political declaration known as the New York Declaration, by which the Assembly members agreed to have negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. 

34-page migration deal presents the general approach to the international migration and includes 23 tasks aimed at the improvement of the organization of refugee flows and clear definition of their rights. The member states agree, for example, to restrict the pressure on the countries with many migrants and to facilitate self-reliance of the newly arrived migrants.