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Italy challenges EMA's relocation from UK to the Netherlands


Rome, Feb 14 (IANS/AKI) is appealing a decision that awarded the to after it was forced to leave ahead of the UK's planned withdrawal from the on March 29, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Italy's northern city of lost its bid for the EMA in November, when a tied vote among 27 EU ministers forced the winner to be chosen by drawing lots - a decision which the Italian wants the to revoke.

The appeal lodged with the ECJ "confirms Italy's resolve to submit to a dutiful jurisdictional scrutiny the legitimacy of the procedures followed in deciding the new EMA headquarters, in light of the fact that the candidacy of the city of offered all the immediate guarantees necessary to assure the operating continuity of an like EMA, which is key to safeguarding the health of the citizens of the EU," the foreign ministry statement said.

EMA, which employs around 900 people, is a key element in the continent's



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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 00:24 IST