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European drug agency opposes Amsterdam’s erotic centre plans

EMA says relocation of sex workers to near its HQ could bring problems associated with red light district

The European drug regulator has said it strongly opposes the creation of a new multistorey “erotic centre” near its headquarters in Amsterdam as part of city plans to relocate sex workers away from the historical red-light district.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA), which moved to Amsterdam from London in 2019 after Britain voted to leave the EU, said it was “very concerned” about the project, fearing “nuisance, drug-dealing, drunkenness and disorderly behaviour”.

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