Monday

20th Feb 2017

Ticker

Finland eyes post-Brexit bid for EU's UK-based drug agency

Finland's minister of social affairs and health, Pirkko Mattila, says she wants to examine the possibility of relocating the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Finland following Brexit. EMA is the EU's decentralised regulator of pharmaceuticals. "Other Nordic countries - like Denmark and Sweden - are also interested in hosting the agency," Mattila said, according to Finnish public broadcaster Yle.

Agenda

Pence, Greece and Brexit This WEEK

The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.

Analysis

Why Romania erupted in protest

Current anger over corruption laws can be traced back to a night-club fire in 2015, when many died because of lax safety standards. Romanians then realised that corruption can kill.

Opinion

The need for global cooperation in stopping Iran

Although Trump said he would tear up the Iran Nuclear Agreement, the new administration seems to want to work on a new policy toward Iran. Let's hope European leaders will respond in kind to this approach.

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