EMA to move from London, UK to Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Following the news of BREXIT where the UK announced it was leaving the European Union the headquarters of the European Medicines agency has to find a new location. There were 19 offers from member states to host the EMA with Amsterdam chosen as the final choice.
Amsterdam ticks many of our boxes,” he continued. “It offers excellent connectivity and a building that can be shaped according to our needs. I am very grateful that the Member States took into account our requirements for business continuity and gave priority to the protection of public and animal health.
Our internal surveys have shown that a large majority of EMA staff would be willing to move with the Agency to Amsterdam. However even in this case, our activities will be impacted and we need to plan for this now to avoid the creation of gaps in knowledge and expertise.
said EMA Executive Director Guido Rasi
The relocation will have to be complete by March 2019, in early December, the Agency will make available a monitoring chart on its website that will allow to track the progress made.