After the citizens' referendum on leaving the United Kingdom of the European Union and the extremely complex process of disintegration that is ahead, in the opinion of the European Parliament MP Davor Škrlec, Croatia is open to the possibility of finally become the seat of one of the European agencies, more precisely, To the European Medicines Agency (EMA), with its current headquarters in London.
"In the three years of membership in Croatia, no headquarters of any of the 40 European agencies operating in the EU, as in other Member States, is still Malta i Slovenian do Ireland. With regard to Brexit, the Government of the Republic of Croatia should send an official request to the European Union as soon as possible on the transfer of the European Medicines Agency from London to Zagreb. I believe that along with the long tradition of pharmaceutical industry in Croatia, such as Pliva or Belupa, and experience Immunological Institute and scientific-research potential, we can offer high quality expertise and take responsibility for public health promotion across the entire Union. This would mean for Croatia further capacity development in this area, but also new employment highly educated workforce. Given my experience in the pharmaceutical sector, I believe the Prime Minister also Tihomir Oreskovic, who today participates in the European Council meeting in Brussels, can help lobby, "said Škrlec, member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament.