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EMA to move to Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM has been chosen as the new home for the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The agency will relocate from London to Amsterdam by 30 March 2019.

The EMA has been based in London since it was established in 1995. It currently employs nearly 900 people at its headquarters in Canary Wharf.

Amsterdam was one of 19 cities to offer to host the agency following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Guido Rasi, executive director of the EMA, said the city ‘ticks many of our boxes’ and that, now a new location for the agency had been chosen, it would begin work towards the move.

‘Our internal surveys have shown that a large majority of EMA staff would be willing to move with the agency to Amsterdam,’ he said. ‘However, even in this case, our activities will be impacted and we …

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