On 15 January 2009, the Czech Presidency of the European Union organised a meeting in Prague for the EU Home Ministers. Here they discussed the priorities for the drug policy debate in the coming 6 months.
The result is this 3 page document called A Rational Drug Policy
From the document:
In the final phase of the French Presidency, EU Council adopted a new EU Drugs Action
Plan for 2009-2012, which builds on the existing framework of the EU Drugs Strategy
based on a balanced approach to reduce both supply and demand for drugs but also on
the lessons learned over the past four years. The Action Plan proposes a series of wideranging
measures to strengthen European cooperation in tackling issues linked to use of
illegal drugs. The five main priorities of this Plan aim to reduce the supply and demand of
drugs, mobilising European citizens to play an active part, improving international
cooperation and understanding of the problem. The Czech Presidency intends to focus on
the effective start of the implementation phase.
Within the frame of the new Action Plan, the Czech Presidency will place emphasis on the
Support of the development and introduction of indicators of the effectiveness of
interventions in the field of the drug supply reduction.
The drug problem in the light of the free movement of people and goods within