Dublin could net over 1000 jobs from European Union agencies in London

Dublin could net over 1000 jobs from European Union agencies in London

Milan is among 19 European cities competing to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which will relocate from London after the United Kingdom leaves the EU.

Milan, Copenhagen, Athens, Amsterdam and Barcelona are among the candidates to host the agency, with Milan seen as a possible frontrunner.

Four of them - Brussels, Dublin, Vienna and Warsaw - are candidates for both agencies, while two countries, France and Germany, present a city for each agency - Lille and Bonn for the EMA, Paris and Frankfurt for the EBA.

The European Medicines Agency and The European Banking Authority are now based in London and Brussels is one of the suggestions for their respective relocations following Brexit, according to an announcement on the European Council's website.

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Only Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus and the three Baltic states of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia decided not to enter the competition. The criteria include guarantees that the agency will be operational when Brexit is finalized; accessibility of the location; schools for children of agency staff; access to jobs and health care for the family members of agency staff; business continuity; and geographical spread.

Informed by the commission's assessment, member states will make a decision through a series of votes.

The detail of each tender is available on the website of the Council of the European Union, a body which brings together 28 member countries, sometimes with videos touting the merits of the candidates.

The EMA is in charge of scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines in the European Union.

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The Irish application was officially submitted on Monday ahead of a midnight deadline.

Eight cities have applied for EBA, which employs 160 people and writes and coordinates banking rules for the bloc.

Brussels is due to decide on the authority's new home in November.

Eleven other European cities are also candidates.

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