Focus on EMA as Minister for Enterprise and Innovation visits Tallinn and Riga

Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg travels to Tallinn and Riga today to seek support for Sweden’s candidacy to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

"The EMA is strategically important for the European Union's global competitiveness and, quite simply, it must be fully functional straight away when it moves out of London. Sweden's ability to ensure a seamless transition, with a focus on EU citizens' patient safety, is our strongest argument for bringing the EMA to Sweden. The strong position that Stockholm, and Sweden as a whole, occupies in life sciences, the proximity to world-class research, and the Stockholm-Uppsala region's excellent links make Stockholm a good and secure location for the EMA in the long term, too," says Mr Damberg.

During his visit, Mr Damberg will meet Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, as well as other representatives of the governments of Estonia and Latvia.

Contact

Sami Mashial
Press Secretary to Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00