On 22 July 2013, the EU Council approved the text of a fourth EU contribution to the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code and authorised the Lithuanian Presidency to submit it to the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Like the previous three EU contributions, this text was prepared by the Expert Group on Anti-Doping (XG AD) which was created in 2011 on the basis of the EU Work Plan for Sport, approved by the Council in May 2011. The first three EU contributions were agreed by the Council and submitted to WADA on 14 March, 5 October 2012 and 28 February 2013 respectively by the previous three Presidencies (Denmark, Cyprus, Ireland).
The Code 2015 is expected to be adopted at the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport to be held on 12-15 November 2013 in in Johannesburg, South Africa.
For more information:
Council press release (see p. 37)
Text of the 4th EU contribution
European Union Work Plan for Sport for 2011-2014
Revision of the World Anti-Doping Code
2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport