Mayor Jan Vapaavuori believes that the Finnish capital is ideal for placing EMA because of the high level of medicine and pharmaceuticals in the country.
The EMA (European Medicines Agency) moves from the UK after its secession from the EU. The Finnish capital wants to become the new head office for 900 high-class specialists of the organization, reports the Helsinki Times.
"Helsinki is intensively working on the application for the deployment of the European Medicines Agency. We had to take the initiative, because the state can not make a decision on this matter. The deadline for submitting an application is close to completion," - wrote the Mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, in his tweet.
20 member states of EU at once declared their interest in the location of the EMA head offices as it is supposed that it will contribute to the development of the medical and pharmaceutical industry of the host country.