SD expresses strong support for Global Compact for Migration
On Thursday, the party's top body expressed unequivocal support for the document that is to be signed at the UN Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakesh scheduled for 10 and 11 December.
The SD also expects that Slovenia will send top officials to the conference. This comes only days after the prime minister said he would not travel to Marrakesh for the event.
The SD said that "any manipulations about the document's contents, misleading of the public, and irresponsible fearmongering by rightist politicians is unacceptable and we reject it in the clearest of terms."
The document "does not open doors for migrations, does not equalise migrants and refugees and does not bring anything that is not in line with international law, the EU's and Slovenia's legal order, or undermines sovereignty of states," the party said.
"Slovenia should not follow the lead of countries which believe they can solve global challenges on their own, in isolation and outside global agreements."
After several European countries said they would not sign the document, the right-leaning opposition parties Democrats (SDS), New Slovenia (NSi) and the National Party (SNS) demanded a parliament session to debate Slovenia's plan to sign the compact.
Moreover, Šarec tasked the Foreign Ministry to drat an analysis of the document, because Slovenia decided to sign the document in May before his government took over.
Foreign Minister Cerar, who served as prime minister at the time, meanwhile said that the new government should make its own decision about the agreement.