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Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October II 2017

The highlights of the October II plenary session included a debate on the conclusions of the last European Council meeting and the presentation of a new agenda for EU leaders, as well as the presentation of the 2018 Commission work programme. Continue reading

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Written by Sofia López Piqueres, In 1987 amid growing concerns over the dimensions of what is often referred to as the ’world drug problem’, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed resolution 42/112 establishing 26 June as the ’International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking‘ to raise awareness of these issues. Through the observance … Continue reading

Afghan opium production reaches record high

Afghan opium production increased by 49% in 2013, reaching a record high. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), potential production was even higher, limited only by unfavourable weather conditions, while eradication efforts diminished. The drug trade helps sustain the military conflict and, with presidential elections in 2014 as well as the … Continue reading

Fighting organised crime: our products that support the EP’s work

For our part, we have produced a set of library products aiming to support the work of the Committee and will continue to do so. Now, in order to provide a comprehensive and complete overview of the topic, we present them all here. If you need a short, but in-depth analysis we suggest you look … Continue reading

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