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Parliamentary questions
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19 March 2019
Question for written answer E-001413-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Louis Michel (ALDE)

 Subject:  Brexit: competition between Member States to host the head offices of multinationals moving from London
 Answer in writing 

In recent weeks, because of Brexit, several multinationals have decided to transfer their headquarters from the United Kingdom or to open European offices in some of the 27 countries which will remain in the European Union. This is giving rise to fierce rivalry among Member States as they compete to attract these European branches to their territory. While it is understandable that, at this time and with all the uncertainties inherent in it, each State wishes to stimulate its economy, I remain concerned about the damage that such moves could do to good relations between Member States.

Will the Commission take some kind of action to maintain amicable relations within the European Union?

Original language of question: FR 
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