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Parliamentary questions
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7 November 2017
Question for written answer E-006856-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Răzvan Popa (S&D)

 Subject:  Official survey of the EMA's staff on the issue of its relocation
 Answer in writing 

European Medicines Agency (EMA) employees are conducting surveys and kicking up a great fuss in the press that is damaging Romania’s image and creating the impression that Romania is a second-rate country to which no one wants to move. The EMA has stated that it would lose over 70% of its staff if national governments decided to relocate it to Bucharest. No one has bothered to mention that this is only the subjective point of view of employees who have their own interests, different to the European interest.

What is the Commission’s position in relation to this?

To what extent is the survey carried out by the staff of the EMA using the Commission’s official survey management tool relevant in taking a decision as to where the agency will be relocated?

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