Parliament Asks Government to Reject Global Compact for Migration

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Slovak Parliament (photo by TASR)
Bratislava, November 29 (TASR) – A resolution prepared by the Slovak National Party (SNS) and Smer-SD and approved by 90 MPs in Parliament on Thursday states that the Slovak Government should take a disapproving stance towards the UN Global Compact for Migration and should carry out relevant measures related to Slovakia’s withdrawal from the process of adopting the document at a meeting of governments and high representatives to be held in Morocco on December 10 and 11.

The resolution also states that the UN Global Compact for Migration isn’t in line with Slovakia’s current security and migration policy. It further emphasises Slovakia’s sovereignty on the issue of migration policy. “Slovakia is fully sovereign in defining its own national migration policy,” reads the resolution.
According to the document, economically motivated illegal migration is a negative phenomenon accompanied by security risks in a national, regional and global context. The resolution states that Slovakia supports resolving the causes of migration in the countries of origin.
According to the document, Slovakia reserves the right to adopt legislation in the field of migration exclusively in line with its national migration policy. At the same time, it insists that mandatory quota policy should be rejected.