European Union: Joint Action on the Europol Drugs Unit

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Monday, May 1, 1995
André Klip
On March 10, 1995, the Council of Ministers adopted a Joint Action with regard to the Europol Drugs Unit.1 A Joint Action is binding upon the fifteen Member States of the European Union and finds its legal basis in article K.3 paragraph 2 of the Treaty on European Union. The Joint Action replaces the Ministerial Agreement of June 2, 1993 establishing the Europol Drugs Unit in The Hague, Netherlands. The Europol Drugs Unit was established as a non-operational force with the task to exchange and analyze data and information on: - illegal trafficking in drugs; - illegal trafficking in radioactive and nuclear material; - illegal immigration networks; and - illegal trafficking in motor vehicles (Article 2)…(more)