Sweden launches campaign to host drugs agency post-Brexit

 
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Sweden already hosts the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Sweden already hosts the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Source: Getty)

The Swedish government has launched a campaign to become the new host of the London-based European drugs agency after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) employees nearly 900 people and having EMA headquartered in or near Stockholm would boost Sweden’s drugs and life science sector, its government said.

“With one of Europe’s top national medicines agencies, an excellent climate for research and life science as well as good conditions for an efficient relocation, Sweden is a good future home for the EMA,” health care minister Gabriel Wikstrom said in a statement.

Sweden has thrown its hat in the ring along with Spain, France, Poland, Italy, Denmark, and Ireland.

Sweden already hosts the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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