Briefing 
 

MEPs to decide on the relocation of the European Medicines Agency 

The legislation enabling the transfer of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London to Amsterdam will be put to a vote on Thursday.

The Environment Committee will first hold a vote on this issue on Monday evening.


The legislation stems from the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, and the subsequent decision by the European Council to relocate the Agency to Amsterdam, Netherlands.


However, MEPs questioned the procedure, and sent a delegation to Amsterdam, where the Agency is to be relocated according to a decision by the Council, i.e. EU governments. The EMA building is yet to be constructed and the EMA will therefore first be housed in a temporary building. MEPs warned against any delays in the completion of the future headquarters.


Debate:  Wednesday, 14 March

Vote:  Wednesday, 14 March

Procedure:  ordinary legislative procedure

Press conference: Wednesday, 14 March 15.30

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