A pact under pressure: Second thoughts in Europe over UN migration accord
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In this show we're tackling the latest chapter in the migration saga that's seen Europe almost rip itself apart. It's all because of a slim, 34-page non-legally-binding document, called the UN Global Compact for Migration. Officially, this is described as "the first inter-governmentally negotiated agreement, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner".
In reality, the text has become a focal point for political infighting, as well as widespread second thoughts and misgivings. A string of countries are refusing to sign the pact at a meeting in Marrakesh this week. Hungary backed out during the negotiations, while Austria later pulled out, sparking a string of other pullouts including Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia and others.
We take a closer look at the pact and debunk some false rumours about it that have been circulating online.
Produced by Isabelle Romero, Mathilde Bénézet and Roxane Runel