‘Virtually Bribery And Corruption Free’ Denmark With Its Clean Canals Says ‘Give Us EMA’
The UK is on track to start formal EU exit negotiations in March, Denmark has announced its official candidacy to host the European Medicines Agency post-Brexit, and details are emerging on the campaigns that other contenders for the EMA, such as Ireland and Italy, are waging.
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France has officially named Lille as the city it would like to host the European Medicines Agency once the UK leaves the EU, and Italy has appointed an ambassador to promote Milan’s bid for the agency. Meanwhile, stakeholders in Denmark are joining forces to stress why Copenhagen would be a good choice, and Ireland, the Netherlands and Austria have all confirmed their candidacies.
The UK has formally notified the EU of its plans to leave the trading bloc and formal Brexit talks will begin soon. In the meantime, pharmaceutical regulators in the remaining 27 EU member states are having to plan for a future without the UK regulatory agency, the MHRA. In the UK, “Day 1” of Brexit is focusing minds.
The leader of Denmark’s bid to host the European Medicines Agency after the UK leaves the EU says that a rapid decision-making process on the agency’s new location is needed in order to avoid entanglements with the wider Brexit negotiations, and that a decision could be taken sometime in the second half of this year.