Disagreements in government on Global Compact for Migration


Disagreements in government on Global Compact for Migration

05. 11. 2018 15:31

The governing Slovak National Party (SNS) disagrees with the stance of Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák (a Smer-SD nominee) on the Global Compact for Migration. Last week, Lajčák said that the UN Global Compact on Migration was a document that very clearly states that it is the sovereign right of each state to formulate its migration policy. At the same time, he expressed his hope that Slovakia would remain a reasonable and responsible country in this regard. However, Jaroslav Paška of the SNS finds the document unbalanced and contradictory, and that it violates sovereign integrity. The Global Compact for Migration should be adopted in December this year. However, certain countries, such as Austria, Australia, Hungary and the USA will be absent from signing it and some others (including Poland and the Czech Republic) are also considering this stance.

Mojmir Prochazka, Photo: TASR

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