THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF MIGRATION POLICY
Security and Asylum Measures
Since the beginning of 1990s, the flow of persons seeking international protection in the EU has been such that the Member States have decided to find common solutions to this challenge. A set of commonly agreed principles at European Community level in the field of asylum can provide a clear added value while continuing to safeguard Europe's humanist tradition.
The Hague Programme adopted in November 2004 enhances these objectives through the setting up of the second phase instruments of the Common European Asylum System with a view to adoption by 2010.
- Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 th July 2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection and repealing Council Regulation, (EEC) No 311/76 on the compilation of statistics on foreign workers
European Council – only defines the general political guidelines
Council of the EU
- Council Directive of 27 January 2003 laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers, 2003/9/EC
- Council Regulation establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national, 2003
- The Hague Programme, strengthening freedom, security and justice in the European Union