01/08/2017 Press release

23 EU cities proposed to host the EU agencies currently based in the UK. There are 19 offers to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and 8 applications for the European Banking Authority (EBA). The two agencies will need to be relocated in the context of the UK withdrawal from the EU.


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