Archive: Gabriel Wikström, Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport

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Gabriel Wikström visited London and the European Medicines Agency

As part of the Government’s continued efforts to relocate the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Sweden, Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport Gabriel Wikström visited London on 6–7 March.

The Government has set up a secretariat tasked with leading Sweden's candidacy for relocating the EMA from the UK to the Stockholm/Uppsala region. The secretariat is working closely with the Government's life sciences coordinator, Anders Lönnberg. Mr Wikström visited the EMA to meet with staff and management.

"I am looking forward to meeting the people working at the EMA. I want to know what they think is important in a new country and a new workplace, while also having the opportunity to talk about everything that Sweden has to offer," Mr Wikström said ahead of his visit.

On Tuesday, Mr Wikström met his British counterpart, Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, to discuss Brexit, the EMA and antibiotic resistance.