Towards a better understanding of drug-related public expenditure in Europe


A confirmed political will to address the drugs problem in Europe lies not only in the development of appropriate policies, but in the amount of public funds assigned to implement such policies. One of the aims of the EU drugs action plan (2005–08) is to produce estimates of public expenditure on drug-related issues. Doing so is a challenge, due to the range of political structures and government accounting systems present in Europe. A multilingual summary of the contents is available >>

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  • Drug-related economic evaluation: key issues
  • Drug-related public expenditure in Europe
  • Conclusions and recommendations

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