Akkoord tussen Europees Centrum voor drugswaarneming en Bulgarije (en)

donderdag 9 september 2004

The agreement between the European Community and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria concerning the participation of Bulgaria in the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug addiction (EMCDDA) was initialled today in Brussels.

This agreement allows Bulgaria to fully participate in the work of the EMCDDA.

Similar agreements have already been initialled this year with Romania and Turkey.

Participation of the candidate countries in Community Agencies is an important part of the enhanced pre-accession strategy in that it involves the candidate countries with the European Union's policies.

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), based in Lisbon, is one of the European Union's decentralised agencies. It was established in 1993 to collect and analyse data on drug use, effects, and responses from policy-makers and practitioners in health and criminal justice and to disseminate information. Its main findings are published through the Centre's annual report and publications;

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