The EU vote on 20 November will decide the new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), one of the big Brexit prizes. London will be a hard act to follow with none of the contenders having a perfect submission. The six formal selection criteria need to be balanced against the reality of the need to retain staff, ensure business continuity and the inevitable Brussels politics. The outcome could see a smooth transition or could create significant challenges for business, patient welfare and the broader healthcare sector in Europe. It’s an important vote.
With 19 cities in contention – let the games begin. To get you into the spirit of the race, FTI Consulting Brussels Healthcare Team shares with you the rules of the game. Stay tuned for some betting tips next week.