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Health 10-11-2017

EMA relocation should consider the wellbeing of all Europeans

The competition for the European Medicines Agency is not a horse race but the first concrete, effective decision the EU has to make in the wake of Brexit - and one with long-lasting consequences. A responsible yet ambitious mindset is therefore in order, writes Sandro Gozi.

Brexit 01-08-2017

EU states compete to host London-based agencies after Brexit

All but six European Union states are bidding to host one or both the London-based EU agencies that will be relocated after Brexit, setting up a competition that could easily escalate into a squabble.

Brexit 31-07-2017

Deadline for race to host EU agencies after Brexit

European Union countries faced a deadline Monday to submit their bids to host the post-Brexit locations of key banking and medical agencies currently based in London.

Politics 21-06-2017

Relocation of UK agencies to be decided by Eurovision-style vote

The post-Brexit relocation of the two London-based European agencies will be decided by a points-based vote which resembles the Eurovision song contest, EURACTIV has learned ahead of a summit tomorrow (22 June) where EU leaders will agree the criteria and the voting rules.

Road charging 19-05-2017

Parliament wants new road toll and labour rules for truck drivers

MEPs have approved a list of demands for an upcoming EU overhaul of road toll and labour rules for truck drivers, and included a fresh call for an EU road agency after some political groups lost their bid for the new body earlier this year.

Brexit 18-04-2017

UK says no decision taken yet on location of EU agencies post-Brexit

The future location of the two European Union agencies based in London will be a matter for Brexit negotiations, the British government's Brexit department said yesterday (17 April), but EU officials said there was no doubt they would be moved.

Transport 01-03-2017

Parliament Dieselgate committee closes with call to set up EU road agency

A European Parliament inquiry committee into the Dieselgate scandal approved a report yesterday (28 February) calling for a new agency to oversee road transport but stopped short of blaming new President Antonio Tajani for enabling widespread emissions cheating during his time as EU Industry Commissioner.

Digital 04-11-2016

Telecoms regulators fight back against Commission plan for new EU agency

A fresh fight is brewing over the European Commission's plans to turn a group of national telecoms regulators into a full-blown EU agency, with several top watchdogs saying the move will compromise their independence and give Brussels too much power.

Digital 24-03-2016

Cash-strapped EU cybersecurity agency battles Greece to close expensive second office

The EU cybersecurity agency ENISA just won support from MEPs in a drawn-out battle with the Greek government over its costly division between two offices in Athens and Crete.

Digital 23-02-2016

EU institutions start large-scale move towards cloud services

EU institutions are getting ready to move data to cloud services as part of the first broad, European Commission-backed push for government cloud computing.

Energy 10-10-2013

Efficiency lags behind in EU’s triple energy target

Only four EU countries are on course to meet their energy efficiency target for 2020, while the Union is broadly on track to meet its renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, the European Environment Agency says in a new report.

EU agencies push case for solidarity as ‘Social Union’ proposal nears

A week before the European Commission presents its proposals for a "Social Union", four key EU agencies called for social policy to be mainstreamed into Europe's response to the economic crisis on Wednesday (25 September).

Future EU 09-05-2012

EU agencies stained by ‘conflicts of interest’, wrongdoing

The European Parliament is set to suspend its approval for the 2010 budget of three EU agencies due to expenditures which appear unjustified, according to the lawmaker in charge of the dossier.