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Amsterdam to host EMA after Brexit triggers withdrawal from London

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 22 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5396
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

An artist’s impression of the new headquarters of the European Medicines Agency in Amsterdam, to be constructed specifically for the EMA in the south of the city

The European Medicines Agency will move from the UK to the Netherlands after Amsterdam was chosen ahead of Milan in a tiebreaker vote.

The relocation, a consequence of the UK’s impending withdrawal from the European Union, was decided after a vote by the 27 member states at the EU’s General Affairs Council on 20 November.

The EMA, which has been based in London since it was established in 1995 and currently employs nearly 900 staff, now has just …

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