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Working Group on the new seat of the EMA

Upon the initiative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, the first meeting of the Working Group in charge of following the developments in the dossier of the new seat of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), was held at the Farnesina today. As is well known, the EMA is planned to be relocated from London as a consequence of the Brexit. Through this initiative, the Minister has reaffirmed the Government’s utmost attention for this issue.

The Working Group is made up of the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Regional Authority of Lombardy, the Municipality of Milan, and of the offices of the Attorney General and of the diplomatic advisor to the Prime Minister. The Italian Embassy in the Hague is also a member of the Working Group.

In particular, today’s meeting made an extensive overview of the case that is pending before the EU Court of Justice following the appeal lodged by the Italian Government and the Municipality of Milan.

The Working Group is expected to convene periodically for a continuous update, coordinate efforts and to pass initiatives that might result to be useful.