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Audio (MP3) files for the launch of the Annual report 2008

Attention radio journalists!

MP3 files of comments from the EMCDDA Director on the Annual report 2008 are available here.

Clip 1. What is the EMCDDA, what is its mission and how is it changing?

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Clip 2. How does the Annual Report fit into that?

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Clip 3. You state in your opening Commentary to this year’s Report that 2008 has been important for reflection and policy formation. Why?

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Clip 4. The Report notes a growing European consensus in drug policy. In which areas is this most evident?

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Clip 5. Where is there divergence between member states? Is this a problem?

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Clip 6. In the field of criminal law, what are the consequences of a growing tendency for European authorities to distinguish between trafficking and possession/use?

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Clip 7. What developments have there been in the field of drug prevention: successes and failures?

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Clip 8. Are attitudes to drugs in Europe changing and if so how, for example as regards their classification by the authorities?

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Clip 9. Cannabis remains by far the most common illicit drug in Europe. Just how common is it among the various age groups?

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Clip 10. The Report notes that trends with regular or intensive users may be quite different, while one striking development is the emergence of domestic cannabis production. What the concerns in this area?

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Clip 11. In past years there was optimism that heroin use had peaked. Was that premature?

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Clip 12. Do most heroin users still inject the drug and what are the health implications?

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Clip 13. Cocaine is one drug with huge national variations in use. Are there overall trends and what are the patterns of use among different groups?

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Clip 14. What are the health problems related to cocaine use?

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Clip 15. The Report states that Europe’s market for illicit stimulants is effectively divided into two. In what way and what implications does this have for policy?

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Clip 16. Use of amphetamines and ecstasy seems steady or declining, and there’s been no Europe-wide methamphetamine epidemic. Are synthetic drugs no major worry?

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Clip 17. Are there new synthetic drugs coming up that are of concern?

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Clip 18. On the treatment front, what are the latest developments?

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Clip 19. How useful are Europe-wide statistics for drug use when the situation varies so?

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Clip 20. Where monitoring use and compiling statistics are concerned, what are the challenges and how can they be met? What new methods are being developed?

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Clip 21. What about the internet? Is it a boost to traffickers or a positive tool for monitoring and drug prevention?

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Clip 22. The Selected Issue this year, subject to more detailed analysis, is ‘Drugs and vulnerable young people’. What prompted this choice? Is there consensus on their profile?

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Clip 23. What kind of provision in prevention and treatment is there for such youngsters?

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Clip 24. What lessons did the EMCDDA draw from its review of policies/projects in this field?

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Clip 25. Does the growing consensus on the policy front in Europe apply beyond it, and can Europe contribute to forming a broader consensus?

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Clip 26. Where production of major drugs outside Europe and their trafficking is concerned, what are current patterns and what is being done to combat them?

Clip 26-a. cannabis

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Clip 26-b. cocaine

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Clip 26-c. heroin

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Clip 27. How do the authorities combat this challenge and what progress are they making? What results has the Lisbon-based Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre – Narcotics (MAOC-N) had in its first year of operations?

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Clip 28. Going back to the EU’s action plan for 2005—8 and its evaluation this year, what conclusions have emerged, and what changes are planned for the next plan?

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Clip 29. What are the priorities for the EMCDDA in the medium and long term?

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Clip 30. Is the EMCDDA good value for European taxpayers?

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