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European Medicines Agency to relocate to Amsterdam - The wait is over

21 November 2017

Accessibility for delegates and experts and staff retention had been seen by the EMA as key to ensuring the EMA’s ability to function. EMA Executive Director, Guido Rasioffers, said that Amsterdam offers excellent connectivity and a building that can be shaped according to the EMA’s needs.

Link to EMA announcement.

On its own website, the EMA has acknowledged the short time scale and complexity moving such a large organisation will entail. The EMA has prepared itself for the “start of a challenging joint relocation project that will have to be delivered within extremely tight timelines”. From, yesterday’s announcement, the EMA has less than 17 months to conclude its move and take up its operations in Amsterdam, that is by end of March 2019.