EMA and EBA agencies

A European Council meeting, chaired by Donald Tusk, was held on 22 and 23 June 2017 and was attended by leaders of all 28 member countries together with a number of other EU officials.

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In relation to Brexit, EU27 leaders endorsed the procedure for the relocation of 2 EU agencies currently located in the UK. These are the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority.

This procedural document suggests the process to be used for these agencies to be relocated and details of the costs and infrastructure associated with the operation of the existing agencies


The EMA (European Medicines Agency) was created in 1995 with a mission to evaluate and supervise human and veterinary medicinal products on the grounds of safety, efficacy and quality in order to protect human and animal health in the EU.


EMA About Us (pdf)

The EBA (European Banking Authority) was established on 1 January 2012 and works to ensure effective and consistent prudential regulation and supervision across the European banking sector. Its overall objectives are to maintain financial stability in the EU and to safeguard the integrity, efficiency and orderly functioning of the banking sector.


EBA at a Glance (pdf)