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Regions & Cities: The EU Agencies Race

EUobserver's 2017 Regions & Cities magazine takes a closer look at EU agencies and the benefits for cities and regions to host them. The UK leaving the EU has prompted a scramble for the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority among most of the remaining member states. But what makes a city competitive? Which cities stand a good chance to become the new hosts? And what do EU agencies bring to the local economy?

AGENCIES AND THEIR

AGENCIES AND THEIR The European Union has dozens of agencies that are not located in Brussels. This map shows their locations and sizes . The 38 agencies are numerically ordered on the left side; each number corresponds with a numbered bubble. Next to have submitted a bid to host the EMA or EBA after Brexit are noted by coloured dots. The dots ar e no t indi cati ve of the precise geographical location of a city. 1. Acer Energy regulators Slovenia 20. EMSA Maritime safety Portugal (EMA) 2. Telecoms Latvia 21. ENISA Cybersecurity Greece Amsterdam Athens 3. CdT Translation for EU Luxembourg 4. Cedefop Vocational training Greece 5. CEPOL Law enforcement training Hungary 6. CPVO Plant variety France 7. EASA Aviation safety Germany 22. ERA Railways France 23. ESMA Securities & markets France 24. ETF Human capital, training Italy 25. EUIPO Intellectual property Spain 26. EUISS Security studies France Barcelona Bonn Bratislava Bucharest Copenhagen Helsinki Lille Malta Milan Porto Stockholm Dublin 21,9mn 1975 94 29. Eurofound London 33,5mn 2011 189 9. EBA 8. EASO Asylum support Malta 9. EBA Banking UK 27. eu-LISA ICT, migration, visas Estonia 28. EU-OSHA Health & safety at work Spain Zagreb (EBA) Frankfurt Vale 2 2 1 10. ECDC Disease prevention Sweden 29. Eurofound Living & working conditions Ireland Luxembourg Paris 11. ECHA Chemicals Finland 30. Europol Police Netherlands Prague 12. EEA Environment Denmark 31. Eurojust Judicial cooperation Netherlands Brussels Dublin 13. EFCA Fisheries control Spain 14. EFSA Food safety Italy 15. EIGE Gender equality Lithaunia 16. EIOPA Insurance & occupational pensions Germany 17. EIT Innovation & technology Hungary 18. EMA Medicines UK 19. EMCDDA Drugs & drug addiction Portugal 32. F4E Fusion energy R&D, ITER Spain 33. FRA Fundamental rights Austria 34. Frontex Border and coast guard Poland 35. GSA Satnav, EGNOS and Galileo Czech Republic 36. SatCen Geospatial intel Spain 37. EDA Defence Belgium 38. SRB Banking Belgium Vienna Warsaw 19. EMCDDA 13. EFCA 20. EMSA Vigo 9,18mn 2005 61 Lisbon 15,3mn 1993 102 Lisbon 54,2mn 2002 253 28. EU-OSHA 36. SatCen Bilbao 15,2mn 1994 65 Madrid 17,9mn 2002 121 10 — REGIONS & CITIES OCTOBER 2017

REGIONS & CITIES OCTOBER 2017— 11 REGIONS & CITIES OCTOBER 2017— 11 7. EASA 1. Acer 2. BEREC 3. CdT 4. Cedefop 5. CEPOL 6. CPVO 8. EASO 10. ECDC 11. ECHA 12. EEA 14. EFSA 15. EIGE 16. EIOPA 17. EIT 18. EMA 21. ENISA 22. ERA 23. ESMA 24. ETF 25. EUIPO 26. EUISS 27. eu-LISA 31. Eurojust 30. Europol 32. F4E 33. FRA 34. Frontex 35. GSA 38. SRB 37. EDA Ljubljana 15,8mn 2011 92 Riga 4mn 2010 27 Budapest 8,5mn 2005 50 Angers 15mn 1995 45 Cologne 150mn 2002 676 Valletta 15,9mn 2010 149 Stockholm 58,4mn 2005 286 Helsinki 107mn 2007 580 Copenhagen 41,7mn 1993 205 Parma 76,9mn 2002 447 Vilnius 7,62mn 2010 43 Frankfurt 20,6mn 2011 151 Budapest 295,1mn 2008 58 London 304,1mn 1995 890 Athens 10,1mn 2004 84 nciennes 4,7m 004 69 Paris 39,4mn 2011 208 Turin 20,1mn 1994 130 Alicante 384,2mn 1994 913 Paris 5,35mn 2002 20 Tallinn 67,6mn 2012 140 Barcelona 385,2mn 2007 463 Vienna 21,6mn 2007 116 Warsaw 143,3mn 2004 417 Prague 27,6mn 2004 145 Bruxelles 30,5mn 2004 127 Bruxelles 22mn 2015 215 Luxembourg 49mn 1994 197 Thessaloniki 18,35mn 1975 94 The Hague 95,4mn 1999 710 The Hague 33,8mn 2002 261

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