NUPI Policy Brief

Heads of States Can Change the Course of International Drugs Policy in 2016: Where does the EU stand?

Published: 23 Sep 2015
Summary:

A quick overview of the past ten to fifteen years developments in drugs policies in Europe reveals two diverging trends: a public health and social policy track on the one hand, and a security policy track on the other. While as the future of drugs policy as a political field in its own right is being questioned in the European context, the EU has explicitly stated its objective of a greater involvement and role in international drugs policy. Apart from continuity in harm reduction and research promotion – i.e., EU’s key contributions to global drugs policy – EU support to larger and deeper reconfigurations of the global drug prohibition regime remains highly unlikely.

  • Published year: 2015
  • Full version: Read here
  • Publisher: NUPI
  • Page count: 4
  • Language: Engelsk
  • Booklet: 16