European Medicines Agency: the gem London will lose and 11 states want

HANNAH MCKAY

A woman walks in front of London's financial district Canary Wharf in London, Britain, 14 December 2016. Besides an exodus of bankers, Britain will also lose a huge cluster of researchers and R&D professionals linked to the drug industry

While Britain kills a competitive advantage in the pharmaceutical industry, other states are stepping up their game


The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is leaving London and at least eleven EU member states are placing their bids to take it on. Some have better chances than others.
Brexit
The EU Agency was begun operating in London in 1995, and its mission is to supervise research and monitor the safety of medicinal products across the EU’s Single Market. Except Britain is leaving the EU and, it transpires, the Single European Market.

In a statement published in July 2016, the agency made clear it acce...


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