The reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS)

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This subject file seeks to inform Members, groups and other stakeholders about the state of play of the different but highly interconnected legislative files by providing direct links to the fact sheets in the Legislative Observatory and relevant background information.

In 2016, the Commission has presented two packages of legislative proposals to reform the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). The two packages were preceded by a Commission Communication in April 2016 setting out two options for the reform of the CEAS and possible legal avenues for migration.
The first package, published in May, included proposals for:
- a Recast of the Dublin Regulation
- a Recast of the Eurodac Regulation
- a new European Union Agency for Asylum
The second package, published in July, included proposals for:
- a Recast of the Directive laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection
- a Regulation establishing a common procedure for international protection in the Union
- a Regulation on standards for the qualification of third-country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection
- a Regulation establishing a Union Resettlement Framework
Guidelines for Member States to prevent that humanitarian assistance is criminalised