Global strategy on migration: MEPs to discuss role of EU countries 

MEPs will discuss on Tuesday efforts towards a common global strategy to manage migration flows and the role of EU member states in the UN-backed process.

The Austrian government recently decided to step out of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, following a similar announcement by Hungary. The Czech Republic and Poland are also considering their involvement. The Global Compact on migration, which is not binding, will be signed in Morocco next month.


The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2016, marked the beginning of multilateral negotiations to adopt two global compacts on refugees and for safe, orderly and regular migration.

A fairer sharing of the burden and responsibility for hosting and supporting refugees is the objective of the Global Compact on refugees, which has already been agreed upon. The Global Compact on migration wants to ensure that migrants in vulnerable situations are treated in an adequate way, via durable solutions, addressing at the same time the risks and challenges linked to migration in the countries of origin, transit and destination.

Debate: Tuesday, 13 November

Procedure: Council and Commission statements, no resolution