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EUDA delegation makes first trip to Washington

This week, a delegation from the newly established European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA) visited Washington DC for a series of high-level meetings with US partners. Led by EUDA Executive Director Alexis Goosdeel, the delegation aimed to present the agency's new mandate and discuss potential areas of cooperation within its new responsibilities. This was the first EUDA visit to the US and took place just one week after the official inauguration of the agency in Lisbon. Following a meeting at the EU Delegation to the United States, the visiting EUDA staff members met with the following entities:…
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Top officials gather in Lisbon to launch new European Union Drugs Agency

High-ranking officials are gathering in Lisbon today for the inauguration of the new European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA). The new agency replaces the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), which has been operating in Lisbon since 1995. New legislation which entered into application this week revises the EMCDDA mandate and name, and formally establishes the EUDA (1). The transformation marks a pivotal step in strengthening the EU’s capacity to address the health and security challenges posed by illicit drugs.  Following an external evaluation of the EMCDDA, the…
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Cooperation with Ecuador enhanced through new Working Arrangement

Cooperation with Ecuador was enhanced today following the signing of a Working Arrangement between the European Union Drugs Agency (EUDA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador. The agreement was signed in Lisbon by EUDA Executive Director Alexis Goosdeel and H.E Xavier Aliaga Sancho, Ambassador and Head of the Mission of Ecuador to the European Union. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson following the official inauguration of the EUDA this morning. The new agency replaces the European Monitoring…
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