Interim accommodation offered by Amsterdam in its winning bid was “not acceptable” says EMA director, Guido Rasi. Now the agency faces a ‘double transfer’ out of London, increasing costs and delaying the return to normal operations
Employees are lukewarm on new locations and a slow-down in work rate will mean less income. In the best case scenario Europe’s drugs regulator will take 2-3 years to get back to speed after leaving London.
Only 5 of 19 cities bidding to host the European Medicines Agency would attract enough current employees for operations to continue as normal. Moving to one of the 8 least popular cities risks permanent damage, the agency warns