The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

The nexus between drug markets and gun violence in the European Union

Publication date: 07/11/2023

This background paper written by Astrid De Schutter and Nils Duquet of the Flemish Peace Institute and commissioned by EMCDDA (The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) shows the central role of the Rotterdam and Antwerp ports in the problem of drug-related violence. The study links – among other things –  recent firearm violence in Europe to the nature of the cocaine market and the criminals involved in it.

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Location: Brussels

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