Press Release: New report highlights wide-ranging impact of EU drug markets on society

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Series Details IP/16/1241 (05.04.16)
Publication Date 05/04/2016
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The 2016 EU Drug Markets Report, published on 5 April 2016 by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and Europol, estimated that Europeans spend at least €24 billion on illicit drugs each year, making it one of the main profit-generating activities for organised criminals in Europe. The report provided a state-of-the-art analysis of the EU illicit drug market, covering the trends along the supply chain from production and trafficking to marketing, distribution and consumption. It also analysed the considerable costs of these markets for society including their impact on businesses, government institutions, neighbourhoods, families, individuals and the environment.

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ESO: Background Information: Website: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
ESO: Background information: EU Drug Markets Report 2016

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