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Parliamentary questions
31 July 2017
E-003854/2017
Answer given by President Juncker on behalf of the Commission

According to Article 341 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the seat of the institutions of the Union shall be determined by common accord of the governments of the Member States. The same principle applies by analogy to the seat of EU decentralised agencies.

On 29 April 2017, the European Council (Article 50) adopted guidelines following the United Kingdom’s notification under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, which confirm that the seats of EU agencies and facilities located in the United Kingdom should be relocated and that this is a matter for the 27 Member States to settle rapidly.

On 22 June 2017, in the margins of the European Council (Article 50) meeting, the Heads of State or Government of 27 Member States endorsed the Procedure leading up to a decision on the relocation of the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority in the context of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the Union(1).

(1)http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/06/22-euco-agencies-relocation/

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