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UN Migration Pact: Estonian MP complains about lack of information

In Estonia, Reform Party MP Marko Mihkelson complained that the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) has received no information about the procedure of the pact since a meeting in mid-March.

At that meeting Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser spoke only broadly about the positions of Estonia in drafting the UN migration pact.

“The government has not informed parliament about the further handling of the pact, or asked for political support since,” Mihkelson said.

Following this, the Riigikogu never received a single piece of information on how exactly the interests of Estonia are expressed in what was agreed, and how the migration pact could affect the interpretation of international law in the future with a view to the right of countries to shape their own migration policy.

Not even an Estonian translation of the Pact exists yet. In this, the situation is similar to what has been the case in Germany, where a German translation was made only a few weeks ago.

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