Amsterdam wins right to host EMA after 'penalty shootout' vote

Amsterdam wins right to host EMA after 'penalty shootout' vote”

Amsterdam?will be the new seat of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) after Brexit in March 2019, EU member states decided by vote.

Both are now based in London's Docklands business district but must move when Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019 because EU agencies are not allowed to be based outside the union.

Both are now based in London's Docklands business district but must move when Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019 because EU agencies are not allowed to be based outside the union.

Each minister has 6 votes to cast - 3 for their first preference, 2 for their second, and 1 for the third - and the trade in first preferences is particularly valuable as on the first count a state with 14 first preferences will be deemed elected.

Also licking wounds from a secret ballot that tested friends and rivals in a race for lucrative spoils were the ex-communist countries of eastern Europe, which complaint they host few of the EU's 40-odd agencies due to joining late.

Shortly after the vote, the European Commission issued a statement, which laid bare that the relocation of these two agencies is a direct effect - and the first visible result - of Britain's decision to leave the EU.

The EMA has some 900 staff who are responsible for the evaluation, supervision and monitoring of medicines for humans and animals within the bloc.

The EBA decision is expected by 7pm (Irish time).

The outcome was welcomed by European pharmaceuticals bodies. The BioIndustry Industry Association's Steve Bates noted that "London's loss is Amsterdam's gain".

Both dismissed suggestions that the process had been a slap to hopes of healing feelings of disgruntlement with the European Union among increasingly nationalistic governments in parts of the east.

The recriminations were not limited to East vs West. Anders Samuelsen, Denmark's finance minister, lashed out at close neighbours Sweden, who did not support Copenhagen in the vote.

In all, 19 cities had bid for the prestige and economic boost that the arrival of the EMA's 900 staff and many offices for global pharmaceuticals companies will bring.

EU President Donald Tusk said on Twitter before the vote that "whatever the outcome, the real victor of today's vote is EU27. Organised and getting ready for Brexit", EU summit chair Donald Tusk tweeted ahead of the vote.

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