On the basis of the external evaluation of the previous EU Drugs strategy 2005-2012 and its action plans, on 7 December 2012, the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the European Union endorsed a new EU drugs strategy (2013–20) (the subject of this page). In line with the Strategy stipulation that its detailed implementation should be set out in two consecutive Action Plans, the first EU Action Plan on drugs 2013-2016 and the second EU Action Plan on drugs 2017-2020. In 2016, an external mid-term assessment of the EU Drugs Strategy and the implementation of the EU Drugs Action Plan 2013-2016 was completed.
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