Large protest in Brussels against UN Migration Pact

More than 5,000 protesters demonstrated in Brussels Sunday, protesting the signing of the U.N. Migration Pact. The protest by mostly nationalist parties dwarfed a pro-treaty demonstration in the city center. Reuters: Belgian right-wing N-VA, which is the biggest party in parliament, pulled its ministers from the ruling coalition last week after Prime Minister Charles Michel refused its demand that he not sign the U.N. migration compact in Marrakesh. Michel had secured a large parliamentary majority in favor of maintaining Belgium's support of the U.N. text, with support from the opposition socialists and greens.  Critics said the N-VA's move was the opening shot in a campaign before federal elections in May. The U.N. pact was agreed in July by all 193 U.N. members except the United States, but only 164 formally signed it at the meeting last Monday. It has run into criticism from European politicians who say it could increase immigration to Europe as...(Read Full Post)
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