EU Drug Markets Report for policy and practice
This short publication presents the main highlights from the EU Drug Markets Report 2019, targeting policy and practice.
Table of contents
- Key issues
- Heroin and other opiois
- Synthetic drugs
- New psychoactive substances (NPS)
- Key themes and implications for action
- Enhancing preparedness through a future-oriented approach
Latest News from
ESMA Withdraws Registration of NEX Abide Trade Repository AB03/08/2020 16:43:00
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU's Securities Markets Authority, recently (31 July 2020) withdrew the trade repository (TR) registration of NEX Abide Trade Repository AB (NATR).
Coronavirus: European Commission strengthens support for treatment through convalescent plasma03/08/2020 15:25:00
The European Commission recently (31 July 2020) invited more than 200 blood-collection services around the EU to apply for funding for the purchase of plasmapheresis equipment, i.e. equipment that takes plasma from donors.
Mergers: Commission clears Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier, subject to conditions03/08/2020 14:33:00
The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom.
Coronavirus: Commission concludes talks to secure future coronavirus vaccine for Europeans03/08/2020 13:25:00
The European Commission has concluded exploratory talks with a pharmaceutical company to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19.
EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force03/08/2020 12:48:00
EU exports to Vietnam are now bieng taxed less as of saturday, 1 August. This is the immediate effect of the entry into force of the EU-Vietnam trade agreement that will ultimately scrap duties on 99% of all goods traded between the two sides.
Skills: Five new cross-border collaboration projects selected for Erasmus+ funding to develop excellence in vocational training in Europe31/07/2020 09:25:00
The Commission yesterday proposed Erasmus+ funding for five new Platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence, to meet the needs of an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy.
Excise duties: Commission welcomes agreement on rules governing alcohol30/07/2020 15:25:00
The Commission welcomes today's agreement reached in the Council on the new rules governing excise duties on alcohol within the EU.
Readout of the meeting between European Commission President von der Leyen, European Parliament President Sassoli and German Chancellor Merkel (rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union)*30/07/2020 13:25:00
Yesterday, President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Parliament David Sassoli discussed over the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as chair of the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, about the next steps in the adoption of the EU's recovery package NextGenerationEU and the next Multiannual Financial Framework.
European backing for Northvolt's battery gigafactory in Sweden30/07/2020 12:38:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) yesterday signed a $350 million loan agreement to support the financing of Europe's first home-grown gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells, Northvolt Ett, in Sweden.
EIB and Municipality of Madrid promote the city's first social impact bond, putting Madrid at the forefront of social policy30/07/2020 11:33:00
The European Investment Advisory Hub, funded by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB), will advise the Municipality of Madrid on the implementation of innovative financing and procurement methodologies aimed at improving the effectiveness of services for vulnerable people residing in temporary accommodation.