The safe country concepts


Country Report: The safe country concepts Last updated: 18/04/24


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In its report[1] on the Pilot project on accelerated asylum and return procedures, the EC pointed that Bulgaria has designated a list of safe countries of origin and safe third countries; however, as of the date of the publication of this report these lists had not been officially adopted

F. The safe country concepts includes sections on:

  1. Safe country of origin
  2. Safe third country
  3. First country of asylum


[1] European Commission, Reporting on progress made on the Pilot Project for fast asylum and return procedures with Bulgaria, available at:

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation