Czech prime minister Petr Nečas expressed his support for the report presented by the Global Commission on Drug Policy02.07.2011 | Ing. Mgr. Bc. Vendula Běláčková
"I consider the report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy to be an important challenge by the heads of state and politicians who have signed it," claimed Petr Nečas, the prime minister of the Government of the Czech Republic. His statement was published by the Office of the Government as a part of the national drug coordinator`s press release.
The entering of the second five-year period of our Centre’s activities was marked by the sustained pace of our work. Some of the plans for the year 2010 I mentioned at the conclusion of the last year’s report may have appeared rather bold. Today I can say that every little thing has been accomplished, although it was a truly demanding year in all respects.
The Annual Report: The Czech Republic - 2009 Drug Situation shall be launched in November 2010 (date not specified). The European Annual Report 2010 launch date: Wednesday, 10 November 2010.
The five Reports on activities show that we have completed the first childhood period of creating an institution that can no longer be considered as a novice. In our report last year, I described the difficult fourth year, but today we can happily say that managing to fulfil the tasks and overcome the past problems has helped to move the Centre forward and open up new and different problems.
Tomas Zabransky, Head for Research and Development of the Centre for Addictology, and Jakub Frydrych, head of the National Drug Squad, participated in a radio programme discussing political aims to remove drug use and drug users from local neighbourhoods. Politicians are responding to the drug problem in an ineffective way, despite the number of drug users in the Czech Republic not rising and their removal from city centres being ineffective and almost impossible.
The cities of Prague and Berlin have signed the Prague declaration calling upon principles of effective local drug policy25.08.2010 | Ing. Mgr. Bc. Vendula Běláčková
The City of Prague, represented by its mayor, Pavel Bem, and the City of Berlin, represented by its drug coordinator, Christine Koehler, signed the Prague Declaration on Sept 30th at the launch of the conference Urban Drug Policies in the Globalised World. The Prague Declaration is a statement of representatives of municipal governments, decision makers responsible for local and municipal drug policies, workers in the field of drug prevention, regulation, treatment, and harm reduction, and researchers in the field of drugs. The declaration is open to be signed by anyone interested in urban, municipal and local drug policy.