Acknowledgements (EU Drug Markets Report)


This joint EMCDDA–Europol publication is based on a synthesis of information from a range of sources. The EMCDDA and Europol would like to thank the following organisations for their help and contribution in producing this report: 

  • the European Commission, for providing the original idea for this report,  their contribution on the issue of drugs precursors, their revision of Chapter 8 and their input at the production stage;
  • the Reitox network of national focal points, for the provision of raw data and reports on the drug situation in their country, and the revision of selected parts of the report;
  • law enforcement officials from the Member States and third countries, for sharing operational intelligence on criminal activities and groups affecting the European Union (EU), principally through the network of Europol National Units;
  • the EU Reference Group on drug supply, for providing input on the structure and content of the report;
  • Eurojust, Cepol and Frontex, for their valuable contributions;
  • the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre – Narcotics, and the Combined Maritime Forces for providing additional case-related material.

Sources of information used for this publication include reports from the International Narcotics Control Board, Interpol, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the United States Department of State and Drug Enforcement Administration and the World Customs Organization. Copyright for the photos used in this report lies with the sources cited.

Note: The analysis provided in this report is based on a synthesis of the joint knowledge of the EMCDDA and Europol on the EU drug market. Where the opinions are literature based, citations are provided; otherwise, the findings are based on monitoring of the drug situation by the EMCDDA and Europol in accordance with their mandates, including information provided by their expert networks in the EU Member States and further afield, as well as contributions from other EU agencies, the European Commission and others.

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