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Well-being, social cohesion and security are all objectives which guide the action taken by the European Union in combating drugs. In this context, the EU’s action focuses mainly on reducing supply and demand, which links up with both the fight against organised crime and a high level of health protection. The main components are: greater coordination between the competent services in the EU; harmonisation in the field of infringements and penalties; and effective international cooperation. To this end, bodies such as the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction and instruments such as the financial strategies and programmes complete the policy framework to combat drugs effectively and to achieve all these defined objectives.
- GENERAL FRAMEWORK
FIGHT AGAINST DRUG TRAFFICKING
- Lawful transmission of samples of controlled substances
- Criminal acts and the applicable penalties
- Operational investigation methods
- Targeting criteria for controls and collection of customs and police information
- Cooperation between customs authorities and business organisations of the Member States
- Police/customs agreements in the fight against drugs
- Approximation of the laws of the Member States (1)
- Approximation of the laws of the Member States (2)
- FIGHT AGAINST THE MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS
PROGRAMMES AND PLANS OF ACTION
- The EU drugs action plan (2009-12)
- The EU drugs action plan (2005-08)Archives
- Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)Archives
- Action Plan to Combat Drugs (2000-2004)Archives
- Action plan to combat drugs (1995-1999)Archives
- National programmes for the reduction of drug demand: second reportArchives
- National programmes for the reduction of drug demand: first reportArchives