Our ultimate aim has to be the development of a Common European Asylum System (CEAS) that has a strong focus on solidarity, is in line with the European policies in the area of legal immigration and combating illegal immigration and treats people with dignity and full respect of the fundamental rights. Since the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam in 1999, the EU has been working towards the establishment of a CEAS. Along the same line, Lisbon Treaty goes a step further by converting the...

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