EU Nations Scheme to Clinch U.K.-Based Agencies Post-Brexit

Britain’s planned exit from the European Union is triggering a contest for spoils that some observers say has all the decorum of a lurid pop-music extravaganza.

EU countries will decide on Nov. 20 where the London-based European Medicines Agency and European Banking Authority will move after Brexit, slated for March 2019. The EMA employs roughly 900 highly skilled staff members, spins off tax revenues and conferences, and exerts considerable global influence on health policies. Those boons have drawn 19 of the EU’s 27 remaining…

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