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Belgium: EU votes to move two agencies from UK post-Brexit02:22

Belgium: EU votes to move two agencies from UK post-Brexit

Belgium, Brussels
November 20, 2017 at 22:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

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SOT, Matti Maasikas, Estonian Deputy Minister for the European Union (English): "Thank you, it was a tight race. There were procedures foreseen. There were criteria foreseen. Six of them. In fact, I will not highlight any of them in today's, in today's context. The procedure was accepted by everybody and followed to the very letter by the Estonian Presidency." *CUTAWAY AT SOURCE*

SOT, Matti Maasikas, Estonian Deputy Minister for the European Union (English): "I will not go into any hypothetical scenario." *CUTAWAY AT SOURCE*

The Dutch bid beat competition from 18 countries, while the French bid came up against eight other cities. Both agencies are set to relocate from their current home in London following Brexit.

The decision was criticised after the EU seemed to break a promise to give priority to member states with no agencies.

Estonian Deputy Minister for the European Union Matti Maasikas, who announced the result, refused to comment on what criteria were used to reach a decision.

The EMA is responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines in the EU and has been based in London since its inception in 1995.

The aim of the EBA is to maintain financial stability in the EU, especially in the banking sector. It was created in 2011 in response to the financial crash of 2008.

Belgium: EU votes to move two agencies from UK post-Brexit02:22
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*NO SOUND AT SOURCE*

SOT, Matti Maasikas, Estonian Deputy Minister for the European Union (English): "Thank you, it was a tight race. There were procedures foreseen. There were criteria foreseen. Six of them. In fact, I will not highlight any of them in today's, in today's context. The procedure was accepted by everybody and followed to the very letter by the Estonian Presidency." *CUTAWAY AT SOURCE*

SOT, Matti Maasikas, Estonian Deputy Minister for the European Union (English): "I will not go into any hypothetical scenario." *CUTAWAY AT SOURCE*

The Dutch bid beat competition from 18 countries, while the French bid came up against eight other cities. Both agencies are set to relocate from their current home in London following Brexit.

The decision was criticised after the EU seemed to break a promise to give priority to member states with no agencies.

Estonian Deputy Minister for the European Union Matti Maasikas, who announced the result, refused to comment on what criteria were used to reach a decision.

The EMA is responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines in the EU and has been based in London since its inception in 1995.

The aim of the EBA is to maintain financial stability in the EU, especially in the banking sector. It was created in 2011 in response to the financial crash of 2008.

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