On 22 June 2017, in the margins of the European Council (Art. 50) meeting, leaders endorsed the procedural arrangements for the relocation of the EU agencies currently located in the UK.

Offers to host the agencies

There have been 8 offers to host the European Banking Authority (EBA) and 19 offers to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Assessment criteria

On 22 June, 27 EU leaders agreed on 6 criteria:

  • the assurance that the agency is operational when the UK leaves the EU
  • accessibility of the location
  • schools for the children of the agency staff
  • access to the labour market and health care for employees’ spouses and children
  • business continuity
  • geographical spread