More countries reject UN global migration pact; even in Germany, dissension in Merkel’s ranks

More countries reject UN global migration pact; even in Germany, dissension in Merkel’s ranks
Angela Merkel (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Merkel is dressing down her party members — and Germans in general — on this, but the growing revolt in Europe isn’t going away.]

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is scheduled to be approved at a December 11-12 meeting in Morocco, but a growing number of countries are continuing to distancing themselves from it, with Poland and Israel among the latest to do so.

Despite an earlier parliamentary debate leading to a broad endorsement of pact, the German government this week found itself again defending the agreement.

Internal opposition is led by Health Minister Jens Spahn, a critic of Merkel’s migration policies and contender to succeed her as party leader, following her decision to step down.

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This week he repeated an earlier call to hold off on signing the pact, in order to discuss what he said were unresolved questions.

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