At its December 2004 meeting, the European Council adopted the EU drugs strategy 2005–12, covering an 8-year period. Two consecutive 4-year action plans were subsequently adopted: the EU drugs action plan 2005–08 and the EU drugs action plan 2009–12 (the subject of this page). This action plan is conceived around five priorities:
- reducing the demand for drugs;
- mobilising European citizens;
- reducing supply;
- improving international cooperation;
- and improving understanding of the drugs phenomenon.
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