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2021 10 12
Pompidou Group: an international annual conference on the trends of the illicit trafficking of drug precursors and (pre-)precursors

Lithuania is a member of the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe. Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department is a national Permanent Correspondent and actively participates in the activities of this group.

2021 07 29
Hepatitis B and C result 1.1 million deaths per year

According to WHO, together hepatitis B and C result 3 million new infections and 1.1 million deaths per year. WHO is calling on all countries to work together to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.

2021 07 15
Council approved EU drugs action plan for 2021–2025

The Council of the EU approved the EU Drugs Action Plan for 2021–2025 on 21 June. It establishes the actions needed to achieve the priorities of the EU Drugs Strategy 2021 – 2025, adopted in December 2020. The framework, aim and objectives of the Strategy serve as the basis for the Action Plan.

2021 05 03
Lithuania elected member of UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

On 20 April, Lithuania has been elected as a member of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs and will therefore have a seat on the UN’s principal policy-making body on drug-related matters for a four years term beginning from January 2022.  

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