Comments on: EMA relocation should consider the wellbeing of all Europeans https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/opinion/ema-relocation-should-be-mindful-of-the-wellbeing-of-all-europeans/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:45:23 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Karine Iffour https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/opinion/ema-relocation-should-be-mindful-of-the-wellbeing-of-all-europeans/#comment-331561 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:42:33 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=opinion&p=1190428#comment-331561 Milan put forward an interesting bid.

Bratislava one is very strong as recognized by the European Commission when analysing the different bids according to the preset evaluation criteria. Among them, special attention is given to building and public services. Bratislava bid includes a modern EXISTING building , sufficient international schools and free health care system.
Bratislava with 3% of unemployment and a working environment operating equally in English and German provides endless career opportunities to spouses.

Should the choice be tight, one has to consider that Italy has two agencies and Slovakia, a member of the EU since 2004, both a Schengen and a Eurozone country, hosts none.
The geographical balance has to be respected.

Additionally for the sake of coherence, as Presidents Tajani and Juncker place cohesion high in the European agenda, it would be strong signal in this direction to locate EMA in Bratislava.

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By: gruenebaum https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/opinion/ema-relocation-should-be-mindful-of-the-wellbeing-of-all-europeans/#comment-331538 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:49:40 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=opinion&p=1190428#comment-331538 Obviously, a promotional pitch.

But I hope that decision makers have not forgotten the disaster of the European Food Agency which ended up in Parma. Certainly not an ideal place to start with and that the Italians swiftly added their usual amount of sleaze and corruption to the picture was to be expected.

And there is already another totally useless agency in Torino.

I think a combination of Vienna and Bratislava would be a far better choice for the EMA.

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