The government plans to introduce harsher penalties against drug offenders in Bulgaria – watch our movie and sign the petition!
European Drug Policy
"Prison for a joint? The effects of Polish drug law enforcement” was the theme of a recent conference in Warsaw, organized by national politicians and civil rights organizations. The event was held as a lead-up to several progressive legislative amendments planned in drug policy areas.
A new report of the OSF and a film of the HCLU shows a positive example on how science could contribute to progressive drug policies
More and more harm reduction projects are preparing for the possibility of having to shut down because of the uncertainty on the future
March was a very interesting month for Polish drug policy. As reported in the newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza”, their journalist was able to buy half a gram of heroin on the Silk Road website. Finding a seller only took her a few minutes, with the help of Polish internauts. Next, she only needed to make an order, pay, and wait for a parcel, just like on ebay.
The government declares a great victory in war on drugs, NGOs say criminalization is not the solution
Last time, we reported that Portugal is facing a very difficult situation due to the economic and financial crisis. The government claims that austerity measures must be introduced because of the international commitments of the country, and as a consequence, funding for harm reduction services has been cut back significantly. Although funding is still a huge problem (mostly because payments are late and NGOs are forced to close projects), the strong and coordinated advocacy efforts of civil society organizations seem to be bearing fruit.
A unique protest action took place in the Bulgarian Parliament last week against a disproportional sentence – a report from Sofia
Portugal is well known for its progressive drug policy – but the economic crisis may undermine effective harm reduction services in the country. Read a short report from our Portugese partner, APDES, and learn how NGOs fight to keep harm reduction on the agenda!
On November 28 – 29, 2011, the Czech Centre in Bucharest was the host of a two days conference as part of our EDPI project – read the report of our Romanian partner, Valentin Simionov and a Czech researcher, Vendula Běláčková