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Amsterdam to host European Medicines Agency

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By Euronews
Amsterdam to host European Medicines Agency

<p>Amsterdam won the right to host the European Medicines Agency (<span class="caps">EMA</span>) after Brexit, after tying with Milan in a vote on Monday that was then decided by the drawing of lots, diplomatic sources said.</p> <p>Both were strongly favoured by staff at the EU’s drug regulator, who had warned many might quit their jobs, possibly disrupting healthcare in Europe, if governments chose a less attractive host city, notably in ex-communist eastern Europe.</p> <p>In all, 19 cities had bid to host the <span class="caps">EMA</span>, which will leave London after Brexit.</p> <p>The British capital is also set to lose the European Banking Authority (<span class="caps">EBA</span>).</p> <p><em>With Reuters</em></p>