Fact sheet 1/2016 (Lisbon, 04.01.2016) Alexis Goosdeel (Belgium) took up the post of EMCDDA Director on 1 January 2016, having been formally appointed to the position by the agency’s Management Board in October 2015 for a five-year term.
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News release 11/2015) (Lisbon, 04.12.2015) The Management Board held elections today for a new Chair and Vice-Chair. Laura d’Arrigo (France) was elected Chair and Franz Pietsch (Austria) Vice-Chair.
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News release 10/2015 (Lisbon, 27.11.2015) The co-existence of mental illness and psychoactive drug or other substance use problems — otherwise known as ‘comorbidity’ or ‘dual diagnosis’ — is an issue which has been on the radar of the EU... Read more >>
Fact sheet No 10/2015 (Lisbon, 24.11.2015) Representatives of candidate, potential candidate and neighbouring countries of the EU are joining members of the EMCDDA’s Reitox network in Lisbon today for the kick-off of the agency’s fourth... Read more >>
News release No 9/2015 (Lisbon, 20.10.2015) Europe has responded to rising concerns over the use of two new drugs by subjecting them to ‘control measures and criminal penalties’ throughout the Union. The implementing decision of the Council of... Read more >>
Fact sheet 8/2015 (Lisbon, 09.10.2015) The EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) is co-hosting next week in Ascona, Switzerland, the second international conference on wastewater analysis: ‘Testing the waters 2015’. Read more >>
(Lisbon, 28.09.2015) The Council conclusions set out 16 standards that represent a minimum benchmark of quality for interventions in: drug use prevention, risk and harm reduction, treatment, social integration and... Read more >>
News release 8/2015 (Lisbon, 22.09.2015) The winners of the 2015 EMCDDA scientific paper award will gather in Lisbon on 23 September for the fifth annual paper award ceremony hosted by the EU agency.
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News release 6/2015 (Lisbon, 10.09.2015) Alexis Goosdeel (Belgium) was selected today to become the new Director of the Lisbon-based European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
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Feature article No 1/2015 (Lisbon, 02.09.2015) This year, the EMCDDA commemorates 20 years of monitoring the drugs problem in Europe. EMCDDA Director Wolfgang Götz reflects on this important milestone.
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Fact sheet No 6/2015 (Lisbon, 28.07.2015) The European Union and Armenia will cooperate more actively on monitoring the drug phenomenon in future, thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today in Yerevan between the EU drugs... Read more >>
(Lisbon, 26.06.2015) Alexis Goosdeel, EMCDDA Head of unit for Reitox and international cooperation, is in Nicosia today to receive an award from the national drug coordination committee, the Cyprus Antidrug Council, for... Read more >>
News release No 5/2015 (Lisbon, 25.06.2015) Drug problems often emerge, and are most acutely felt, in urban environments, making Europe’s cities a valuable observation window on new drug trends. In its latest report — released today ahead of... Read more >>
(Lisbon, 09.06.2015) The latest developments in monitoring and responding to new psychoactive substances (NPS/'new drugs') were discussed at the 15th annual meeting of the Reitox Early Warning System (EWS) network, held... Read more >>
News release No 4/2015 (Lisbon, 04.06.2015) Changing dynamics in the heroin market, the latest implications of cannabis use and new features and dimensions of the stimulant and 'new drugs' scene, are among the issues highlighted in this year's... Read more >>
News release No 3/2015 (Lisbon, 21.04.2015) Providing effective treatment for those with cannabis use disorders is likely to become a matter of growing importance in European drug policy. This is according to the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) today... Read more >>
News release No 2/2015 (Lisbon, 15.04.2015) What are the latest drug market trends and what are the factors driving them? What are the most recent developments in drug prevention, treatment and policy? How many new drugs were detected in... Read more >>
Fact sheet No 5/2015 (Lisbon, 23.03.2015) The EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) publishes today its first overview of the drug situation in the Western Balkans. The report describes a region facing a complex array of drug use problems and associated... Read more >>
News item 8/2015 (Lisbon, 13.03.2015) Harmful and hazardous alcohol use is one of the main causes of premature deaths and avoidable diseases in the EU today. Highlighting the importance of this issue, the European Commission is funding,... Read more >>
(Lisbon, 12.03.2015) The EMCDDA is participating this week in the 7th Conference of the South Eastern European Adriatic (SEEA) Addiction Treatment Network and the 14th SEEA-net Symposium on Addictive Behaviours. Alexis... Read more >>
News item No 8/2015 (Lisbon, 09.03.2015) The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the central UN policy-making body in drug-related matters, opens its 58th session in Vienna th Read more >>
News release No 1/2015 (Lisbon/Vienna, 09.03.2015) Among the public health concerns highlighted in the report are new synthetic opioids — often highly potent and sold as heroin to unsuspecting users — posing a high risk of overdose. Three of the five... Read more >>
News item 7/2015 (Lisbon, 27.02.2015) The recreational drug scene has evolved rapidly over the last decade, with new psychoactive substances (NPS) posing additional challenges. However, at present, there is no robust pan-European system... Read more >>
News item 6/2015 (Stockholm/Lisbon, 16.02.2015) Today, two EU agencies, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) have released a joint rapid risk assessment on wound botulism among people who... Read more >>
(Lisbon, 12.02.2015) The EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) welcomes new moves to make hepatitis C medications more accessible to those affected by the virus in line with its previous statements. Hepatitis C is the most common... Read more >>
Fact sheet No 4/2015 (Lisbon, 12.02.2015) A major task in 2015, also in cooperation with Europol, will be the preparation of the second EU drug markets report (for release in 2016). Further progress is also expected to be achieved in the... Read more >>