Cooperation in Psychoactive Substance and Precursor Cases: Report Published
In April 2018, Eurojust published a report analysing the current situation in judicial cooperation in new psychoactive substance (NPS) and precursor cases.
The report outlines operational experiences of the Member States in prosecuting NPS and precursor cases in addition to legislative solutions chosen by the States to criminalise NPS. It also presents some relevant judgements from the Member States. Furthermore, it briefly introduces the legislative instruments related to NPS at the EU level in 2017:
- Directive (EU) 2017/2103 amending Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA in order to include new psychoactive substances in the definition of “drug” and repealing Council Decision 2005/387/JHA;
- Regulation (EU) 2017/2101 amending Regulation (EC) No 1920/2006 as regards information exchange on, and an early warning system and risk assessment procedure for, new psychoactive substances.