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