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UK publishes paper on Brexit and medicines regulation

21 November 2017

By Jane Summerfield

On the same day as the European Council voted to move the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London to Amsterdam, the UK Parliament issued a briefing paper on Brexit and medicines regulation. 

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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EMAmsterdam: Hogan Lovells welcomes its new neighbour

21 November 2017

By Hein van den Bos, Ruth Franken and Silvia Gardini

After months of discussion, a final vote has been cast on the European Medicines Agency (EMA)'s new home post-Brexit. And it's right around the corner from us, here in Amsterdam.

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The commission assessment – a decision-making aid for EMA's relocation?

6 October 2017

By Dr. Tanja Eisenblätter

Last week, a staff retention survey was published, according to which certain contestants in the race for hosting the EMA were less liked by the EMA staff. And now the decision-making progress is going forward.

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EMA relocation - A public health crisis ahead?

29 September 2017

By Dr. Tanja Eisenblätter

EMA employees are taking precautions to avoid relocating to cities they consider less attractive, according to the results of a recent staff retention survey.

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare

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A Difficult Decision for EMA

4 August 2017

By Dr. Tanja Eisenblätter

The bids to host the EMA are in! We have reviewed all of them and give you our personal impressions on what to expect.

After the EMA has announced the development of a business continuity plan to deal with the workload implications that are accompanied by Brexit and the Agency's relocation, the most important question is still unanswered. EMA, where will you call home? As part of the selection procedure, starting now, nineteen cities submitted their pitches for hosting the EMA. Unsurprisingly, the contestants are Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bonn, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Lille, Malta, Milan, Porto, Sofia, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, and Zagreb. The submission of the offers will be followed by the European Commission's assessment of the offers based on agreed criteria (e.g. providing appropriate offices that are near an airport or the existence of adequate education facilities for the children of agency staff), and in November 2017, the 27 member states will vote and decide where EMA will relocate in a voting process similar to the process used for the decision on the relocation of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL).

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare