Most likely, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will soon move to Bratislava. However, the LGBT employees of the agency are not too happy about going east.
According to the Financial Times, Bratislava and the Italian city of Milan are the two most probable future seats of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The institution has to leave London following Brexit.
Since no European agency currently operates in Slovakia, rumor has it that Bratislava will be the winner of the competition. However, the LGBT employees of EMA are not too happy about going east. A few weeks ago, they expressed the fear that their families will not be protected by Slovak law.
Slovakia is one of the most pro-European countries in Eastern Europe and it seems like a perfect opportunity for the European Union to reassure the Slovaks in their attitude. “We count on you and we believe that your capital is developed enough to host our agency” – if Brussels issued a message like this one, it would probably make us feel even more European.