Behind the numbers there are men, women, children, all with their own unique feelings, experiences, fears, hopes, and stories
The Global Compact on Migration is about the better and more humane organisation of something which the sovereignty of individual States has failed to manage.
There are no good reasons not to subscribe the GC, namely only nationalistic ideology and short-term domestic political calculations.
Key amongst these alternatives are legal routes and regularisation as the paper emphasises.
As a European but also as a Social Democrat I can only join the Jewish people in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel.
Europe can play a constructive role but it requires a clear-sighted grasp of the reality on the ground.