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Poland’s interior minister will recommend the Visegrad nation withdraw from the global migration pact making its way through the United Nations for fear the measure may actually encourage and enable more migration to Europe from North Africa and the Middle East.
Hungary has already announced it will not sign up to the Global Compact For Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which was approved in July by all 193 U.N. member nations except the United States, which pulled out last year. The pact, due to be adopted in December, addresses issues including why people migrate, how to protect them and how to integrate them into new countries, reported Reuters.
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“I will recommend to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to opt out from the Global Compact (GCM) deal, which is due to be signed in December in Marrakech,” Joachim Brudzinski was quoted by the Interior Ministry Twitter feed as saying.
“In our opinion the draft of the agreement does not guarantee Poland’s safety. It may also encourage illegal immigration.”
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Poland, along with Hungary and the Czech Republic have been at odds with the European Union over migration for some time now, refusing to admit more economic refugees as demanded by Brussels. The EU Parliament has initiated ‘infringement’ actions against the Central European countries for not following the EU’s dictates on the issue.