The Council presidency and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a proposed regulation on the EU Drugs Agency, which will turn the existing European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction into a fully-fledged agency and strengthen its role.
The full press release is available on the Council of the European Union website.
Under the new regulation, the agency will be able to respond to new health and security challenges posed by illegal drugs in a more efficient way. It will also be better able to support member states and contribute to improving the situation at the international level.
The provisional agreement is subject to approval by the Council and the European Parliament before undergoing the formal adoption procedure.
The press release has been published on 28 March 2023.