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Evaluation of the EU Drugs Action Plan 2005-2008



Commission des Libertés Civiles, Justice et Affaires Intérieures (LIBE), Parlement Européen


Willy Bruggeman, Katalin Szomor

ref : PE 393.247


The briefing note provides a preliminary evaluation of the implementation of the EU Drugs Action Plan 2005-2008 and of the effectiveness of the EU policies in the drugs sector. The briefing note contains a number of policy recommendations for future action at EU level in the drugs sector, while also taking into account data received from EUROPOL and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addition. In December 2004, the European Council endorsed the second EU Drugs Strategy 2005-2012. The Strategy takes a balanced and integrated approach to the drugs problem. The Council endorsed in June 2005 the EU Drugs Action Plan 2005-2008. The European Commission will carry out an impact assessment in 2008 in view of proposing the second Drugs Action Plan for the period 2009-2012. The EU Drugs Action Plan 2005-2008 aims to provide a framework for a balanced approach to reducing both supply of and demand for drugs through approximately 80 specific actions. The Action Plan is divided into five different chapters: coordination, demand reduction, supply reduction, international cooperation and a chapter on information, research and evaluation.


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