Secret ‘Brussels bloodbath' ballot to decide who takes London-based agencies after Brexit
The decision will be made after a series of secret ballots during a meeting of the 27 European affairs ministers in Brussels on Monday November 20.
And the prize is the prestige and profit of hosting a lucrative EU agency.
One senior diplomat said: “It'll be a bloodbath. Everyone will be fighting their corner. It will have nothing to do with the merits of these cities.”
The EMA has warned that moving to some of the cities on the list will see so many of its 900 London staff quit that it would harm Europe's health.
Top choices for employees are Amsterdam, Vienna and Barcelona while Warsaw... read more
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