November 14, 2018

Bulgaria will not Join UN Migration Pact

The Bulgarian government decided not to join the UN Migration Pact. 

It was stated by the chairman of the ruling party GERB Tsvetan Tsvetanov after the joint meeting of the coalition council and the government, BGNES informs. 

He said that the migration pact was discussed and “the position of the Bulgarian government will be not to join the United Nations’ global pact on migration.” 

It has been informed earlier that Austria is not going to sign the United Nations’ global pact on migration, and by this, the country joined the opposition of the United States and Hungary. 

The Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš also informed about his reluctance to join the Pact. 

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.