BELGIUM’S Prime Minister Charles Michel has offered to resign after losing a vote of no confidence amid a political crisis over a controversial UN migration pact.
The decision to adopt the UN migration pact sparked violent protests in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Sunday, amid fears it could lead to an increase in immigration.
Demonstrators clashed with riot police and targeted the EU Commission’s Berlaymont headquarters, which suffered several smash windows.
It sets out a series of non-binding guidelines aimed at improving global cooperation on migration, combating people trafficking and protecting the human rights of migrants.
But critics, including former Belgian immigration minister Theo Francken, argue that the agreement will increase migration to Europe.