Council adopts its position on the reform of the new psychoactive substances legislation
Brussels (8 December) - The Council adopted its position on a package reforming the legislation on new psychoactive substances (NPS) as well as improving the information exchange, early warning system and risk assessment procedure at EU level. The Council is now ready to start negotiations with the Parliament to agree on the reform.
The current procedure at EU level, defined in the Council Decision 2005/387/JHA, foresees that EMCDDA and Europol draft reports on NPS which cause major concern. If these reports prove the dangerousness of the substances, the European Commission can propose a ban at the EU level. The ban is decided by the Council after consultation of the Parliament.