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Neighbouring countries and Russia

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) aims to forge closer ties with countries to the South and East of the European Union (EU). This ENP framework is proposed to the EU's 16 closest neighbours – Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine. In March 2007 the Council of the EU agreed on the gradual participation of ENP partner countries in the work of EU agencies to encourage regulatory and administrative reform and to promote convergence of ENP partners’ policies with EU norms, standards and best practices.

Russia is the EU's largest neighbour, brought even closer by the EU’s 2004 and 2007 enlargements. A Strategic Partnership based on four Common Spaces is the framework for relations with Russia, which is not part of the ENP.

In this context, and in line with the EMCDDA strategy on international cooperation with third countries adopted by the EMCDDA Management board in July 2009, the EMCDDA cooperates with ENP countries and Russia to exchange data and methodologies for monitoring the drug situation and organising joint training activities. In the long term, when bilateral agreements have been negotiated with the European Commission on behalf of the European Union, the countries will also be invited to participate in the work of the EMCDDA.

neighbouring countries Moldova Morocco Algeria Tunisia Libya Egypt Israel Occupied Palestinian territory Syria Lebanon Jordan Belarus Ukraine Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Russia

Algeria

  • National Drug Strategy: The Government of Algeria is formulating a five-year strategy (2011–15) to more effectively deal with drug problems.
  • Country overview: not available

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Armenia

Contact person:
Mr Aram Tananyan
National Security Council
Republic of Armenia

  • National Drug Strategy: The National Programme on Combating Drug Addiction and Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs in the Republic of Armenia in 2009–12
  • The Monitoring Centre for Narcotic Drugs and Drug Addiction established in 2011 under the National Institute of Health
  • Country overview: not available

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Azerbaijan

Contact person:
Mr Turjay Ahmadov
State Commission on the Fight against Drug Addiction and Drug Trafficking
Azerbaijan

  • National Drug Strategy: The National Program for Combating Drug Abuse, Illegal Traffic in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors 2007–12 (see additional information)
  • Country overview: not available

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Belarus

  • National Drug Strategy: The State program of complex actions to counteract drug addiction and illegal drug turnover and related crime in the Republic of Belarus 2009–13 was approved by the Council of Ministers on 30.10.2008 (Decision #1634)
  • Monitoring centre
  • Country overview

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Egypt

Contact person:
Ms Amina Lotfy
General Secretariat of Mental Health
and Addiction Treatment
Cairo, Egypt

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Georgia

Contact person:
Mr Beka Dzamashvili
Deputy Head of Public International Law Department
Ministry of Justice of Georgia

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Israel

Contact person:
Ms Sonia Hizi
International relations
Israeli Monitoring Center for Drugs and Alcohol
Office of Chief Scientist
Israeli Anti-Drugs Authority (IADA)

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Jordan

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Lebanon

Contact person:
Mr Ramzi Haddad
Psychiatrist
Department of Psychiatry
Mount Lebanon Hospital

  • National Drug Strategy: not available
  • Country overview: not available

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Libya

  • National Drug Strategy: no information
  • Country overview: not available

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Morocco

Contact person:
Prof Jallal Toufiq
Director of the National Observatory on Drugs and Addictions

  • National Drug Strategy
  • The National Observatory on Drugs and Addictions (Observatoire National des Drogues et Addictions) was created on 14.10.2011 by a Ministerial decree of the Ministry of Health
  • Country overview: not available
  • 2014 National report
    This report was prepared by the Moroccan Drug Observatory . The content of this report does not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union, nor the official opinion of the EMCDDA.
  • Morocco country overview

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Occupied Palestinian Territory

  • National Drug Strategy
  • Country overview: not available

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Republic of Moldova

Contact person:
Ms Olga Vacarciuc
Head of the National drug Observatory
National Centre of Health Management
Ministry of Health

  • Cooperation with the EMCDDA: The Minister of Health of the Republic of Moldova and the EMCDDA signed a Memorandum of understanding on 17.07.2012 in Chisinau.
  • National Drug Strategy: The Government of the Republic of Moldova approved its national drug policy on 27 December 2010 by approving the 2011–18 National Drug Control Strategy and 2011–13 National Drug Control Action Plan by its GD no.1208. The National Drug Control Strategy for 2011–18 has been developed as a result of situation analysis in the area of combating drug use and drug business of the Republic of Moldova.
  • The Moldovan National drugs observatory is located within the Ministry of Health.
  • Annual reports: These reports were prepared by the Moldovan National drug Observatory using the National reporting guidelines of the EMCDDA. The content does not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the EU and has not been subject to the usual EMCDDA data verification procedures.
  • Country overview
  • ESPAD report for the Republic of Moldova

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Syrian Arab Republic

The EU has decided to suspend all preparations in relation to new bilateral cooperation programmes and to suspend ongoing bilateral programmes under ENPI and MEDA.

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Tunisia

Contact person:
Mr Nabil Ben Salah
Professor
Toxicology and Forensic Medicine Clinic
Ministry of Public Health

  • National Drug Strategy
  • Country overview: not available

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Ukraine

Contact person:
Ms Svitlana Rumiantseva
State Agency "Ukrainian Monitoring and Medical Center on Drugs and Alcohol of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine"
5 Anri Barbiusa Str.
03150, Kyiv

  • Cooperation with the EMCDDA: The Minister of health of Ukraine and the EMCDDA signed a Memorandum of understanding on 28.01.2010.
  • National Drug Strategy: The concept of state policy against the spread of drug addiction, combating illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors for 2011–15  () and the Action Plan.
  • The Ukrainian Drug Observatory: Ukrainian Medical and monitoring Center on Alcohol and Drugs (UMMCAD) was established in 2006 and is located within the structure of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Mr Anatoliy M. Viyevskyy is the Director of the UMMCAD.
  • Annual reports: These reports were prepared by UMMCAD using the National reporting guidelines of the EMCDDA. The content does not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the EU and has not been subject to the usual EMCDDA data verification procedures.
  • ESPAD report for Ukraine

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Russia

Official partner:
The Federal Drugs Control Service of the Russian Federation

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Page last updated: Thursday, 17 November 2016