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Launch of #EuropeanDrugReport2019

Launch of #EuropeanDrugReport2019

| June 4, 2019

On 6 June, Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Alexis Goosdeel will launch the European Drug Report 2019, presenting the latest drug use and market trends and developments in Europe. The European Drug Report provides a comprehensive analysis of recent […]

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#AEuropeThatProtects – #EUDrugsAgency is recognized as a hub of excellence in Europe and internationally

#AEuropeThatProtects – #EUDrugsAgency is recognized as a hub of excellence in Europe and internationally

| May 15, 2019

The Commission has published a report positively evaluating the work of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the EU Agency on drugs. The report confirms that, over the period 2013 to 2018, the Agency continued to be widely recognized as a true hub of scientific excellence in Europe and internationally, providing factual, […]

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#Drugs – Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos on occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

#Drugs – Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos on occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

| June 29, 2018

On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “The illicit drugs market is getting more and more dynamic and highly adaptable. It poses new and constantly evolving challenges to our society, especially with regards to children and young people. With higher drug production and […]

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Police seize more than €4.5 million in #Cryptocurrencies in Europe’s biggest ever #LSD bust

Police seize more than €4.5 million in #Cryptocurrencies in Europe’s biggest ever #LSD bust

| June 28, 2018

The Spanish Guardia Civil and the Austrian Federal Police, supported by Europol, have dismantled a criminal network producing and distributing synthetic drugs worldwide, known as new psychoactive substances (NPS), on the Darknet. The criminal group was also involved in money laundering their share of the profits by selling cryptocurrencies, mainly Bitcoins. More than €4,500,000 in […]

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EU response to #Drugs: Commission to ban two new #Psychoactive substances

EU response to #Drugs: Commission to ban two new #Psychoactive substances

The European Commission has proposed to ban two new psychoactive substances (NPS) – cycloproplyfentanyl and methoxyacetylfentanyl – across the European Union. These strong synthetic opioids can cause severe harm to health, sometimes resulting in death, and pose a growing threat to European citizens. Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “We have taken quick […]

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Council adopts conclusions on alternatives to coercive sanctions for #DrugUsingOffenders

Council adopts conclusions on alternatives to coercive sanctions for #DrugUsingOffenders

| March 12, 2018

The Justice and Home Affairs Council has adopted Council conclusions on alternatives to coercive sanctions for drug using offenders. This agreement represents the political will of the 28 EU member states to apply, in each legal system, alternative measures to coercive sanctions in order to: prevent crime; reduce recidivism; enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of […]

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Fight against #IllicitDrugs: Commission proposes to ban seven new substances

Fight against #IllicitDrugs: Commission proposes to ban seven new substances

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (18 December), the Commission is proposing to ban seven new psychoactive substances (NPS) across the European Union, in addition to nine others banned previously this year. These toxic substances can cause severe harm to health and can even lead to death, and pose a growing threat to public health in Europe. Migration, Home Affairs […]

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