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Ireland vies for medicines agency

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Ireland has launched a €78-million bid to persuade the EU to move the European Medicines Agency to Dublin, a relocation being forced by Britain’s exit from the bloc.

The formal bid was launched on 1 August in an effort to attract the agency, which must move from its London base due to Britain’s disengagement from the EU.

Ireland’s health minister Simon Harris led the charge by promising government fiscal support to help the agency set up and put together the large team of people it needs.

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