Poland should quit UN migration pact, minister saysStaff Writer |
Europe Joachim Brudzinski
Poland's interior minister is recommending Warsaw quits a U.N. migration pact before its final approval as it may encourage more illegal migrants, the ministry said.
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.
Poland, along with Hungary and Czech Republic, has taken a tough stand against resettling migrants, putting it at odds with the European Union, but striking a chord with voters by arguing that irregular immigration threatens European stability.
"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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