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EP committee approves Amsterdam as EMA seat

The European Parliament's committee in charge of health affairs accepted on Monday evening the decision to relocate the European Medicines Agency from London to Amsterdam. MEPs voted to accept the move, but added several amendments to voice their discontent with the process, which did not involve the EU parliament. They also want the Dutch government to inform MEPs every three months of progress of the construction of the new headquarters.

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Opinion

Fate of EU refugee deal hangs in the balance

Europe's choice is between unplanned, reactive, fragmented, ineffective migration policy and planned, regulated, documented movements of people, writes International Rescue Committee chief David Miliband.

Hungary to push ahead with 'Stop Soros' law on NGOs

The Hungarian government of Viktor Orban has said it will not wait until Friday, to hear a verdict of European legal experts on human rights, before going ahead with its bill curtailing NGOs who work with migrants.

EU summit set to outsource asylum

Draft conclusions of the EU summit seen by this website suggest setting up "regional disembarkation platforms", possibly in countries near Libya, to separate asylum seekers and economic migrants.

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