Serbia recognizes the need for further efforts to ensure compatibility with the EU standards. The attainment of results proposed under this project will contribute to the fulfilment of multiple priorities defined in the strategic documents.
With the recent adoption of legislation in the field of asylum and migration, the first phase of harmonization of national legislation with the EU acquis was carried out. The national legislation has to be further aligned. The second phase of harmonization will result in further alignment with the EU acquis. Apart from the transposition process, the national legislation should be further adjusted with directly applicable EU legislation not foreseen to be transposed into the national legal system (i.e. regulation and decisions).
While directives in the field of immigration and asylum are thoroughly analyzed other types of legislative acts (with exception of Dublin Regulation) have not been assessed and compared with existing national framework. This can cause a collision between national legislation and EU legislation and subsequent problems in its implementation. In the context of significant changes in the field of EU acquis on asylum and migration, it is necessary to continuously analyze EUR LEX directories related to asylum and immigration, list directly applicable EU acquis and establish monitoring system. In addition, although the area of asylum and migration is to a large extent harmonized with EU acquis, there is still a need for improving knowledge and gaining experience in the application of EU standards.