Italy and the city of Milan have appealed the European Council’s decision to transfer the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Amsterdam.

The European Council picked Amsterdam as the agency’s new base during the second round of voting in November 2017. Milan had actually outpaced Amsterdam in the first round of voting. The two economic powerhouse cities had an equal amount of votes after the second round. A hat draw was used to decide the Agency’s fate, with Amsterdam having come out on top.

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