Items tagged with european drug policy

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How powerful synthetic drugs will upend drug markets globally [01.12.2014] Illicit drugs made from plants (e.g., cocaine, heroin) are being replaced in some national drug markets by those that are synthesized (e.g., methamph ...
Albania cracks down on marijuana production in key southern village [18.06.2014] With the fruits of its labor turning up in Italy, Greece and, last year, Germany, Albania has come under increasing pressure from the European Union ...
European policy on khat [30.04.2014] The UK and the Netherlands commissioned distinguished scholars and experts to study the social and clinical harms of khat. These experts argued that ...
Europe, it’s time to regulate cannabis! [05.03.2014] The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a great innovation of the Treaty of Lisbon, enabling EU citizens to call directly on the European Commissi ...
Cannabis: l'UE espère une décision "réfléchie" du Maroc [10.02.2014] L'Union européenne, qui collabore avec les autorités marocaines pour lutter contre le trafic de drogue, ne veut pas s'immiscer dans le débat sur la l ...
Morocco’s growing cannabis debate [04.11.2013] Cognizant of developments in the United States in Colorado and Washington state, Moroccan social media has been abuzz this summer with a seemingly un ...
Expert Seminar: Costs and benefits of cannabis regulation models in Europe [30.10.2013] The Transnational Institute (TNI) organized an expert seminar on Costs and Benefits of Cannabis Regulation Models in Europe in Amsterdam, The Netherl ...
Expert Seminar: Where next for Europe on drug policy reform? [04.10.2013] The expert seminar “Where next for Europe on drug policy reform?” analysed the new EU strategy on drugs and its action plan and discussed ways to imp ...
The European Union Drugs Strategy 2013-2020 [30.06.2013] The European Union (EU) has had some form of formal drug strategy since the early 1990s. These successive strategies have attempted to articulate a c ...
Lib-Dem minister Ed Davey reignites Coalition row over drug laws [24.06.2013] A coalition split opened up today after Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary Ed Davey suggested crime barons were “making billions” due to failing drug ...
European Union discussion on response to Bolivia's denunciation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs [28.11.2012] The following notes are summaries of the EU Horizontal Working Party on Drugs discussions about Bolivia’s coca amendment and denunciation of the 1961 ...
Prevalence of daily cannabis use in the European Union and Norway [14.11.2012] This report brings together, for the first time in Europe, an integrated overview of the prevalence of intensive cannabis use, defined as daily or al ...
Modernising the global drug control system – Can Europe lead? [28.05.2012] The seminar entitled “Modernising the global drug control system – Can Europe lead?” was organised in the European Parliament by the International Dr ...
European Drug Policy at Crossroads [19.01.2012] In recent years of global debate on policies and strategies on controlled drugs, the European institutions (European Commission and Council, and the ...
Is banning legal highs effective? [19.01.2012] New psychoactive substances (commonly known as legal highs) are spreading across Europe with growing speed. Between 1997 and 2010 the early-warning s ...
Towards a stronger European response to drugs [25.10.2011] With the Lisbon Treaty now in place, the European response to drugs needs to be strong and decisive, addressing both drug demand and drug supply. New ...
Cocaine in Europe: a battle against trafficking or consumption? [27.05.2011] The Group of Eight major industrialized economies want to stop the cocaine industry dead in its tracks. But experts say they may be focusing too much ...
Diplomatic games to oppose lifting unjust ban on coca chewing [16.01.2011] According to the government of Bolivia, the only three countries that did file a formal objection to the amendment of Bolivia to abolish the ban on c ...
Morocco tells Europe: don't go soft on cannabis [10.06.2010] Morocco has cut cannabis traffickers’ revenue to less than one-third of its 2005 level but its efforts could be undermined if Europe relaxes its poli ...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2 ...
UN: conflicting views on harm reduction [18.02.2008] Conflicting views and policies within the UN system on harm reduction have become a major concern. Consistency in messages is crucial especially wher ...
The Erratic Crusade of the INCB [18.02.2003] In the Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2002 that was released on February 26, the president of the Board, Dr. Philip O. Emafo ...

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