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Estonia: Smoking or Taking Drugs During Pregnancy May Be Criminalized

(Sept. 20, 2013) Following the example of neighboring Latvia, where damaging children’s health through second-hand smoking was criminalized recently ( see Peter Roudik, Latvia: Smoking Parents Will Be Prosecuted, GLOBAL LEGAL MONITOR (June 5, 2013)), the Estonian Ministry of Justice proposed a bill amending the Penal Code of Estonia to make it illegal for pregnant […]

European Union; Russian: Agreement on Illicit Drugs Signed

(June 7, 2013) On June 4, 2013, during a summit meeting between the European Union and Russia, representatives of the two sides signed a new agreement on the control of drug precursors. (Press Release, European Commission, Fight Against Illicit Drugs: EU Signs New Agreement with Russia (June 4, 2013), RAPID.) The European Commission statement describes […]