COVID-19: Response of EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies (second update)
This report provides a summary of the main actions taken by the EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic, in supporting the Member States and EU institutions. It covers the period January 2020 to April 2022.
New psychoactive substances in Europe: legislation and prosecution — current challenges and solutions
The European new psychoactive substances (NPS) market has increased at a speed that established drug control laws struggle to match. Various countries have therefore introduced new legal responses to this phenomenon, based either on existing laws that focused on consumer or health protection or...
The EU justice and home affairs agencies
The European Union has set up a number of decentralised agencies to carry out specific legal, technical or scientific tasks. In the area of justice and home affairs (JHA) there are currently nine agencies spread across different Member States. The JHA agencies established a network, in 2006, to...
EU agencies: the way ahead
A number of decentralised agencies have been set up by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to carry out specific legal, technical or scientific tasks within the European Union system. The majority work independently alongside the main EU institutions, adding value by...
From Stockholm to Crete and Lisbon to Warsaw, 29 EU agencies have been established over the last two decades in Europe to provide service, information and know-how to the Member States and their citizens. With more than 2 500 staff and significant budgetary resources, the agencies and their...