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Amsterdam wins hat draw for relocation of EU medicines agency

Amsterdam wins hat draw for relocation of EU medicines agency

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Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The European Union chose Monday to move its European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam and the European Banking Authority to Paris after Britain's decision last year to withdraw from the EU.The EMA, created in 1995 to evaluate and regulate medicines for humans and animals, has until March 30, 2019, to move into its new headquarters from London's Canary Wharf."Amsterdam ticks many of our boxes," EMA Executive Director Guido Rasi said in a statement. "It offers excellent connectivity and a building that can be shaped according to our needs."He said that internal surveys indicated "a large majority" of nearly 900 EMA staff would be willing to relocate to the Netherlands.Nevertheless, "our activities will be impacted and we need to plan for this now to avoid the creation of gaps i...
'Humbling' mission: Agency toils to ID 82,000 soldiers still MIA

'Humbling' mission: Agency toils to ID 82,000 soldiers still MIA

Business
Nov. 10 (UPI) -- It was the cornerstone of the Warrior Ethos in the U.S. Army -- "I will never leave a fallen comrade" -- that led U.S. Army serial number 16055052 home after 73 years.It's the "humbling mission" of the Defense Prisoner of War, Missing in Action Accounting Agency, based at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. On Oct. 25, the DPAA brought home the remains of 16055052, whom the agency had identified as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Aiello, missing since World War II."You know, I tell people all the time that this is the most rewarding job I have ever had," Lee Tucker, a DPAA public affairs officer, told UPI on Friday, a day ahead of Veterans Day. "It's a humbling job to be able to tell the stories of men who gave their life for our country, who paid the ultimate sacrifice."There i...