The Global Compact for Sage, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 UN member nations with the exception of the United States. The US pulled out last year.
Hungary have said they will not sign the final document in Morocco in December. Poland is also considering refusing to sign it, having conflicts with Brussels over refusing quotas for asylum seekers.
And now, “Austria will not join the U.N. migration pact,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has stated. Kurz is a conservative and leads Austria’s coalition with the Freedom Party.
“We view some points of the migration pact very critically, such as the mixing up of seeking protection with labour migration,” Kurz said, arguing that migrants rescued in the Mediterranean should not be brought straight to Europe.