Wystąpienie na sesji plenarnej




Na posiedzeniu sesji plenarnej w PE odbyła się debata nt. przygotowań UE do Specjalnej Sesji Zgromadzenia Ogólnego ONZ – Ungass, poświęconego polityce narkotykowej, która odbędzie sie w kwietniu w Nowym Jorku.

Moje wystąpienie:

UNGASS – DEBATE IN THE EP

UNGASS conference will be an opportunity to promote the European approach related to the drug issues, in order to tackle the demand and supply, also to fight drug-related problems. European approach is unique as we managed to create coordination with 28 drugs policies joined together and reinforced by actions taken on the EU level.

This is a model, with a special role of EMCDDA for doing the risk assessment; we should share with regional organisations.

As Europe, we should promote the death penalty abolition and the right for healthcare services delivery to the people touched by drugs. It is important to change the attitude – not stigmatize the people dependent on drugs, not criminalise – but promote preventive approach. And build the awareness: how dangerous all kinds of drugs are!

Three points:

Firstly, integrated approach should be further developed with cooperation between health, justice and law enforcement, civil society focused on assistance, treatment, education and awareness raising. On the other hand, more coordinated fight with organised crime – should be a priority as well.

Secondly, we need to adjust – to the new ways of drugs distribution, taking into account the role of Internet. This is not only for law enforcement, also for parents and prevention organisations.

Thirdly, we should understand the phenomenon of new psychoactive substances as they are posing more and more threats. We need the proper early warning system and the possibility to react much faster. That is why, all available resources, especially related to EMCDDA need to be strengthened.