Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Lithuania had no chance of attracting the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA), which will relocate from London after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
Saulius Skvernelis
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

"You can participate in any process, but you need to evaluate your capabilities. As to our country, there is a basic but important factor. We could only offer flights to Vilnius via Warsaw or via Riga as we don't have a normal air connection, which is very important for such agencies," he said on LRT Radio.

Skvernelis added that Lithuania could not provide the agencies with suitable offices and proper education for the children of their staff.

It was decided on Monday that Amsterdam would be the new post-Brexit home for the EMA and Paris would host the EBA.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Pope's prayer at Vilnius Ghetto important for Holocaust survivors, savers – community chair

Pope Francis will say a silent prayer in the place of former Vilnius Ghetto 75 years since its...

Lithuanian court cancels fine for Soviet soldier tombstone installation without permits

A Vilnius court has cancelled a fine of almost 1,500 euros for an organization, named Forgotten...

Pope will send important message of respect for Soviet terror victims, archbishop says

Pope Francis will send an important message to the world from Vilnius when he will pay respect to...

Lithuanian president, EU leaders to discuss Brexit, migration in Salzburg

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving for the Austrian city of Salzburg where she will...

Three Seas Initiative summit approves projects of importance to Lithuania

Several projects that are important for Lithuania, such as the Baltic power grids' synchronization...