Portugal: New EMA HQ city applicants to be announced today

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Brussels, Aug. 1 (Lusa) – The Council of the European Union is going to announce on Tuesday the cities that are applying to receive the headquarters of the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency, which are leaving London as a consequence of Brexit.

Porto formalised its candidacy on Monday to house the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which regulates the pharmaceutical industry and which has been in London since 1995.

Lisbon is home to two European agencies, Maritime Safety and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

Practically all EU member states have presented an application to host the EMA headquarters and the final decision is expected in October or November.