Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a speech in defense of a UN agreement on migration and accused its opponents of “nationalism,” while apparently criticizing US President Donald Trump over his immigration policies.
Austria will follow the US and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations (UN) migration pact over concerns it will blur the line between legal and illegal migration, the right-wing government said on Wednesday.
The European Commission said on Friday it will follow rules governing migration, rather than bow to threats, such as made by an Italian minister to distribute migrants held on a coast guard ship in Sicily.
EU leaders defended a hard-won migration deal agreed after marathon talks on Friday that Italy hailed as a breakthrough despite emerging doubts on whether bloc partners would shoulder more responsibility for migrants.
The European Union’s fate rests on its ability to rise to the challenges of the migration debate, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the German parliament on Thursday ahead of a crunch summit in Brussels that will be dominated by the matter.
The world is ‘basically at odds with itself’, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General William Swing said, describing the critical state of human migration between countries and continents.