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Cage closes on fight to host medicines agency

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The deadline for bidding to host the European Medicines Agency when it leaves London has now passed, leaving 19 cities competing against each other.

After months of squaring up to each other, and following a 31 July application deadline, national governments have unsheathed their offers to host the EU’s medical treatment regulator. The EMA has been based in London since its inception in 1995, but has become one of the most coveted prizes of Brexit.

The details of the bids were published by the European Council on 1 August. Most of the 19 candidate countries have set up dedicated websites for their bids, and some have produced promotional videos.

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