Bast, Professor of Public law and European law at the University of Giessen, showed cautiously optimistic that the Pact is a permanent international cooperation in migration issues could be established, reported the media group “Straubinger Tagblatt/Landshuter Zeitung” (Saturday).

The expert for German, European and international migration law also stated that the refusal by countries such as Hungary and Austria was based on a “fundamental debate about whether States should cooperate in the solution of problems”.

Austria’s climbdown was”a sign of weakness,”

migration expert Gerald Knaus of Austria’s withdrawal from the UN migration Pact, sharply criticized. “The fact that Austria does not want to accede to the agreement, is a sign of weakness,” said the mastermind of the EU-Turkey deal and Chairman of the think tank European stability initiative (ESI) the “world”. Austria have co-negotiated the Pact, Prime Minister, Sebastian Kurz. “However, the FPÖ has succeeded in your view a conspiracy of the world community, which is to allow mass migration.” Knaus is considered to be the inventor of the EU-Turkey agreement. He has advised Chancellor Merkel.

The Pact will set Standards for migrants ‘ rights, “which are not respected in many Parts of the world,” said Knaus. It was also “in the German interest”, other countries have approached these Standards, “so that Germany will not just a Magnet for further migration flows”. So there is less Migration to Europe, “if migrants in West Africa are everywhere treated fairly”.

“incitement potential” for right-wing populist parties

Also, the CDU General Secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, defended the Global migration Pact against critics. “There are right-wing populist parties are trying to pull out of the migration Pact is a speech potential,” said the Newspapers of the Funke media group. “When we align our policy in Germany after that, verzwergen we us in an incredible way – and the right-wing populists have already been reported the first success.”

The global Pact for safe, orderly and regular Migration to be adopted in December at the UN summit in Marrakech. The United States and Australia, as well as some EU countries have announced not to participate. Germany, however, advocates for the Pact.

Kramp-Karrenbauer also defended the refugee policy of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). “In 2015, many people came to us, was in a state of humanitarian emergency situation properly,” she said. “This development can not be turned back. The debate in the CDU is allowed to rotate, therefore, not only to 2015. That would be counterproductive and would cripple us. It now goes to the question of what we do – nationally and internationally.”

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