Belgian prime minister Charles Michel has been forced to hand in his notice after anger over the UN migration compact brought the country’s government down.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police have used tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators who assembled around the European Union’s headquarters in Brussels to protest the adoption of a United Nations migration pact.
The face of the UN Migration Pact German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hailed the agreement signed Monday as good for migrants and the world, while populist anti-mass migration French politician Marine Le Pen has warned it will “forever change” the face of France.
More than 750 million people want to migrate to another country permanently, according to Gallup research published Monday, as 150 world leaders signed up to the controversial UN global compact which critics say makes migration a human right.
The Belgian government has split apart after prime minister Charles Michel ignored the objections of his ruling coalition’s biggest party and insisted he would sign the UN migration pact.
The UN slammed “xenophobic” terms like “illegal immigrant” which it said was behind “negative reactions” to the migration pact, as Latvia announced it would be the latest nation to withdraw from the controversial agreement.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Just days before scores of countries sign up to a landmark United Nations migration pact, a number of European Union nations have begun joining the list of those not willing to endorse the agreement.
The Belgian government faces a possible crisis after the Flemish nationalist New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) announced they would oppose the UN Migration Pact that Prime Minister Charles Michel has already promised to sign.
Bulgaria’s government says the country will not sign a global pact to promote safe and orderly migration.
The populist Italian coalition government has announced they will not be signing the controversial UN global migration pact and that the matter will be voted on in parliament instead.
Slovakia is to be the latest nation to follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead in withdrawing from the United Nations (UN) migration compact, its prime minister has announced.
The German government has deceived the public, the leader of the nation’s populist opposition party told Breitbart London, over the controversial UN migrant pact.
The Swedish government has announced its support for the controversial UN migrant pact, claiming the agreement will provide “great potential” for Sweden’s economic and social development.
While debate on the UN migration pact rages worldwide, with a growing number of nations following the United States in withdrawing, the major deal has seen little discussion in the United Kingdom.
Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has condemned the UN Migration Pact for attempting to “legalise illegal immigration,” announcing his country will vote ‘no’ on the agreement in Marrakesh in December.
More nations are joining the exodus from the United Nations’ (UN) controversial compact on mass migration, with legal experts now standing up to raise concerns about the drafting of the document and what legal implications signing it might have for countries party to the pact.
Belgian international law professor Pierre d’Argent has noted that while the UN migration pact is “non-binding” on countries, it does set up a “framework” which he says could be used by lawyers to interpret the meaning of laws.
Signing the UN migration pact will be “a win-win situation” for Germany, Angela Merkel has said, attacking concern over the controversial agreement as “nationalism in its purest form”.
Australia will not be signing up to the UN migration pact, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said, explaining he was was not willing to risk the government’s successes in fighting people trafficking.
Poland has announced it would be following nations including the U.S., Hungary, and Austria in pulling out of the UN migration pact, which it said would only “intensify” problems with illegal immigration.
Jean-Claude Juncker has criticised EU countries pulling out of the United Nations (UN) migration pact during a speech in Berlin, where he said Europe “must do everything possible” to kill populism on the continent.
The Czech government has decided the country will stay out of a United Nations pact promoting an international approach to safe and orderly migration.
A new survey has revealed that nearly half of Austrians support the conservative-populist government’s move to opt out of the United Nations migration pact with only 29 per cent saying the move did not make sense.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a revolt within her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) as prominent members begin to opposed the UN migration pact recently rejected by several other countries.
The Czech Prime Minister has revealed his nation is looking to pull out of the United Nations’ (UN) migration pact, as the European Commission blasted Austria for withdrawing from the agreement earlier this week.
Populist Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz Christian Strache defended his country’s move to pull out of the UN migration pact saying he was only concerned with what is best for Austrians.
Austria may join the U.S. and Hungary in withdrawing from the United Nations (UN) migration pact, Sebastian Kurz has said, following news that Poland is preparing to quit the agreement over security concerns.