Amsterdam will host the European Medicine Agency after Brexit


Following the UK’s decision to exit the European Union, which will take effect on March 29th 2019, the 27 Member States nominated Amsterdam as the new host city for the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

18 other cities had applied to host the agency and were fiercely competing to win the bid. The decision by the General Affairs Council on the relocation of the medicines agency is the final point of a lengthy process and political bargaining.

The EMA now faces the difficult task of organizing its relocation while keeping up with its day-to-day operations and ensuring that the assessment of medicines is not disrupted during the move.