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In November 2018, Tagesspiegel criticised the Foreign Ministry for failing to explain why the final version of the pact was outsourced to the latest published draft, saying that the formulation of migration «could have a positive effect» on migration had «positive effects.» The Department of Foreign Affairs did not make a public statement at the time. [91] In enforcing Germany`s Freedom of Information Act, the newspaper received several documents until May 2019 showing that German diplomats had been put under pressure by nations that insisted on extreme demands, such as the commitment of the pact. Details of the talks had been removed from Foreign Ministry documents to damage Germany`s reputation as a reliable partner. In addition, the newspaper revealed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had made false or misleading statements to the press and the opposition, claiming that the negotiations on the pact in New York had been open to «interested public opinion», which is not the case since parts of the pact were negotiated in closed meetings. [92] In Finland, the government and all other parties approved the treaty, the Finnish party refused and asked for a vote in Parliament. [59] The provisions challenged by the Finns in Parliament provide that legal and illegal immigrants enjoy many rights identical to those of the right to basic services, that the treaty does not permit the categorical imprisonment of illegal immigrants[84] and that the treaty would make immigration a human right. [85] [86] Denmark: On 27 November, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lakke Rasmussen said he supported the agreement, but that his government would form a coalition of European countries to create an «opt-out». [53] Supporters of the agreement say it will promote cooperation and improve the treatment of millions of migrants, but critics fear it will further promote illegal immigration. 19 December 2018: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has voted to approve the Global Compact for Security, Order and Regular Migration, also known as the Marrakesh Pact for Migration. UNGA President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés said there are more than 250 million migrants in the world and stressed the need to take action and said that the pact does not undermine the sovereignty of a state, but rather strengthens it, because no state, «whatever its power», can solve the challenges of international migration on its own.