Brexit: European Banking Authority to be relocated to Paris, France

The EU 27 ministers, in a decision on November 20, selected Paris as the new seat for the European Banking Authority (EBA).

The selection took place in the margins of the General Affairs Council (Article 50), in accordance with the procedure endorsed by the EU 27 heads of State and Government on June 22 2017.

The two EU agencies currently based in the UK, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA), need to be relocated in the context of Brexit, the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) works to ensure effective and consistent prudential regulation and supervision across the European banking sector.

Among other tasks, the EBA assesses risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector through regular risk assessment reports and EU-wide stress tests.

The European Commission will now prepare legislative proposals reflecting the November 20 vote for adoption under the ordinary legislative procedure, with the involvement of the European Parliament.

“The Council and the Commission are committed to ensuring that these legislative proposals are processed as quickly as possible in view of the urgency of the matter,” a media statement by the Council of the EU said.

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Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Clive Leviev-Sawyer is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Sofia Globe. He is the author of the book Bulgaria: Politics and Protests in the 21st Century (Riva Publishers, 2015), and co-author of the book Bulgarian Jews: Living History (The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria 'Shalom', 2018). He is also the author of Power: A Political Novel, available via, and, on the lighter side, Whiskers And Other Short Tales of Cats (2021), also available via Amazon. He has translated books and numerous texts from Bulgarian into English.