The Czech Republic will not join the UN Migration Compact, declared PM Andrej Babiš on Wednesday.
“There is a vague distinction between legal and illegal migrants,” Babiš said.
Foreign Minister Tomas Petříček from the Social Democrats (CSSD), according to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, has been asked by the government to prepare a draft that the Czech Republic will not join the Global Migration Pact.
Petříček added, “…we do not like the ambiguous distinction between illegal and legal migrants in the matter of social rights or the fact that the compact does not mention the forced return of illegal migrants. The CSSD understands the mood of Czech citizens and the government should listen to them. We should therefore step out of the compact negotiation process, as did the United States, Hungary and Austria.”
The government must submit its opinion to the Chamber of Deputies by 15 November.
* Good for the Czech Republic. But we still have one question: Why is it so difficult for the government of Croatia to clearly and unambiguously state its position on this UN Migration Compact?