Following a bun fight between 19 EU countries and a failure to agree on the new location of the EMA within the group of EU foreign ministers the decision was made by tossing a coin, at least it wasn’t ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’! Amsterdam won through meaning that following Brexit the 900 staff currently operating from London will be moved to Amsterdam, though around 200 have already indicated they do not want to move.
The EMA is already talking about the likelihood of significant disruption caused by the move, made worse by the fact that the site in Amsterdam will not be ready until after March 2019, which will mean two moves in short succession (a fact that the Italians who were the others on the shortlist are not at all happy about). With the likely depletion of experienced essential staff as well as other Brexit issue the picture for those dealing with the EMA is not looking good.