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26th Jan 2021

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Slovak foreign minister resigns over rejection of migrant pact

Slovakia's foreign minister Miroslav Lajcak announced on Thursday he would resign in protest over a decision in parliament to reject the UN migration accord. Lajcak was president of the UN General Assembly when the migration pact was adopted. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is set to be formally adopted in Morocco in December. One out of every 30 people worldwide is a migrant.

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Rift widens on 'returns' deadline in EU migration pact

Negotiations on the European Commission's asylum and migration pact among EU states continues. But a rift is widening on the eight-month deadline for capitals to sponsor returns of failed asylum seekers.

Coronavirus

EU adds new 'dark red' zone to travel-restrictions map

The European Commission has proposed additional measures to limit non-essential travel within and to the European Union - amid fears over more transmissible mutations triggering a new surge in cases across the bloc.

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Migrants in Bosnia: a disaster foretold on EU doorstep

Ultimately, the European Pact on Migration and Asylum, only unveiled in September, risks reinforcing bottlenecks and misery at the borders, should be thoroughly amended before final agreement.

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