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Austria Says It Won't Sign a Global Migration Pact Over Concerns About Sovereignty

October 31, 2018 7:50 AM
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(BERLIN) — The Austrian government says it won’t sign a global compact to promote safe and orderly migration, citing concerns about sovereignty and illegal migration.

Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz took office last December in a coalition with the nationalist, anti-migration Freedom Party. Austria currently holds the European Union’s rotating presidency, and Kurz has made curbing unregulated migration a priority.

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