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The new home of European Medicines Agency (EMA) should be located in Bucharest/Romania!

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NOUL CENTRU al AGENȚIEI EUROPENE PENTRU MEDICAMENTE ar trebui înființat în ROMÂNIA. România, noua casă a AEM!

Romania, the new home of EMA!

Bucharest is a fair and appropriate location for the EMA, taking into consideration not only the ability to ensure business continuity, to take care of the EMA families by providing guidance and support services but also in order to ensure a fair distribution of the European Agencies in the European Union.

There are 12 European Agencies established after 2003 which have been allocated to older EU Member States. Moreover, several older member states host more than one EU agency. As President Juncker said: "East to West: Europe must breathe with both lungs. Otherwise our continent will struggle for air. In a Union of equals, there can be no second class citizens."

We strongly believe that by implementing a policy of geographical spread of the EU Agencies, the European Union will ensure a fair social and territorial cohesion in all the European Union. "Romania, which joined the EU in 2007, has lost tens of thousands of doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists to the richer west since joining. But the Eastern European country is a leading Union member when it comes to its number of medical graduates."

Romania has a viable proposal! Through its candidacy, Romania offers to the European Union a new headquarter able to ensure the  continuity to the operations of EMA, a European Union agency responsible for the protection of public and animal health through the scientific evaluation and supervision of medicines, strategically relevant for protecting the health of 500 million Europeans.  

The agency can be set up on Bucharest site and take up its functions at the date of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the Union. The Romanian’s candidacy for EMA includes all the necessary logistics and sufficient space for offices, meeting rooms and off-site archiving, high-performing telecommunication and data storage networks as well as appropriate physical and IT security standards.

The accessibility of the location: the Romanian’s candidacy for EMA demonstrates the capacity to allow for the continuation of the volume and intensity of current meeting activities of the Agency.

The existence of adequate education facilities for the children of agency staff: the Romanian’s candidacy for EMA includes the availability of multi-lingual, European-oriented schooling that can meet the needs for education facilities for the children of the current staff as well as the capacity to meet also the future education needs.

The Romanian’s candidacy for EMA clearly demonstrates appropriate access to the labour market, social security and medical care for both children and spouses; it covers the capacity to meet the needs of the children and spouses of the current as well as of future staff for social security and medical care as well as the availability to offer job opportunities for these.

Business continuity: The Romanian’s candidacy for EMA indicates the capacity to ensure a smooth transition to Bucharest and hence to guarantee the business continuity of the Agency which should remain operational during the transition.

Geographical spread: The Romanian’s candidacy for EMA is in line with the agreed desirability of geographical spread of the agencies' seats, and to the objective set in December 2003 by the representatives of the Member States, meeting at Head of State or Government level and confirmed in 2008.

 

For more information about the Romanian offer for the EMA, please follow the link below: http://www.emabucharest.ro/

Please follow this link to see all the 19 applications for the EMA:

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/ro/policies/relocation-uk-based-agencies/ema/

 

 

 

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