David Cameron has said there is "no prospect" of Britain joining a common European Union asylum system.
Arriving in Brussels for talks on the migration crisis, the Prime Minister said he supported moves to close the Balkan route used by migrants to travel to northern Europe after arriving in Greece.
But he insisted that the UK's opt-out from the Schengen agreement meant there could be no question of Britain joining any new EU asylum system.
"We have an absolutely rock-solid opt-out from these things so there is no prospect of Britain joining a common asylum process in Europe," he told reporters.
"We will have our own asylum approach, our own way of doing things, keeping our borders. It underlines the best of both worlds, the special status that we have."