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By Agata Caminiti
The European Council started yesterday morning’s session centered on the attention to reach an agreement on the draft resolution based on the first topic of the Agenda: Immigration. As with all drafts, the Head of States, had concerns and questions regarding many clauses that led to several moments of moderated caucuses that took up a large part of the morning.
Discussions between some countries and the Chair explored the possibility of offering new positions, that were no longer revisited during the process of achieving a unanimous result. The European council then passed to vote the draft resolution presented by the country sponsors: Belgium, France, Germany, UK and Finland. The resolution had four main levels- borders control, integration, human rights and preventing poverty immigration.
After a second time voting, all 20 countries approved the resolution and it became the first of the day. After the approval of the first resolution, the European Council then passed to discuss the second topic on the Agenda: Refugees.
This article was published in The Clarion, the official newspaper of CMUN , the Model United Nations of Barcelona. Read the other articles:
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