Public consultation on the Communication "Towards a Stronger European Response to Drugs"
Objective of the consultation
Europe is facing fresh challenges in the field of illicit drugs - new methods for trafficking illicit drugs and their chemical precursors, rapid emergence of new psychoactive substances, and reducing the demand for drugs and the harms that they cause.
The European Commission has presented a strategy for the next two years to tackle these challenges in the Communication "Towards a Stronger European Response to Drugs", which was adopted on 25 October 2011.
This consultation aims at gathering the opinion of individuals and stakeholders that have an interest in and would like to shape the EU anti-drugs policy. The consultation is designed to help the European Commission identify what are the EU-level actions on which it should focus in order to bring added value in the field of anti-drugs policy.
Period of consultation
The public consultation lasted from 28 October 2011 to 03 February 2012. Thank you for your contributions!
1) What actions should the EU take to prevent the production of illicit drugs and their smuggling to and within the EU?
2) What regulatory measures should the EU develop to contain the spread of new psychoactive substances?
3) How can the EU help improve the availability, accessibility and quality of drug prevention, treatment and harm reduction services in the Member States?
Communication COM(2011) 689 Towards a stronger European Response to Drugs
Results of consultation
A summary of contributions to the public consultation.
The contributions to this consultation have informed the Commission's legislative package on new psychoactive substances adopted on 17 September 2013 – COM(2013) 168 final and COM(2013) 169 final.
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