MIGNEX Background Paper
An examination of the legislative framework in the EU migration and asylum law
This paper connects the technical analyses of legislation and policy instruments to the broader objectives of the project and contributes to a broad-based examination of policy coherence.
A patchwork of EU legislations and policies, each applying to different categories of third-country nationals, has been created as the framework for legal migration to the EU.
The EU considers an effective policy on irregular migration and return as the cornerstone of EU migration and asylum policy.
Considered as a corollary of an area without internal frontiers, the Common European Asylum System was created with the idea that asylum standards of Member States needed harmonisation in the EU.