Austria EU Immigration

Austria still holding tough: “Every country should be able to decide with full autonomy and sovereignty on migration.” 


That used to be a given until the age of globalism (international unelected bodies superseding national electoral oversight)…


Austria takes issue with UN migration pact

Austria takes issue with UN migration pact
Heinz-Christian Strache (left), picture here with Italy’s deputy PM Matteo Salvini, said parts of the UN pact were “diametrically opposed” to Austria’s policy’s. Photo: AFP
Austria expressed reservations this week about a United Nations migration pact that is set to be adopted in December but has come under fire from EU members hostile to immigration, such as Hungary and Poland.

“There are a couple of points diametrically opposed to our government programme,” said Austria’s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, head of the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) that currently shares power with the centre-right People’s Party (ÖVP).


The Global Compact for Migration, whose final text was backed by UN member states in July after 18 months of negotiations, pledges to boost cooperation in addressing the world’s growing flows of migrants.


Without detailing exactly which aspects of the document Vienna took issue with, Strache insisted that migration was an area over which every country should be able to decide “with full autonomy and sovereignty.”


Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the centre-right ÖVP, said there were aspects of the pact that “placed an obligation on the host countries that we regard highly critically.”


He did not specify whether Austria intends to vote against the non-binding pact, the first international document on managing migration.


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