A provincial government chief in Parma, Italy, yesterday [Thursday] ruled out the possibility of co-hosting the new European Food Safety Authority with another Member State, notably Finland's Helsinki. Ever since the new agency was proposed, its location has been the subject of intense political wrangling. France, Finland, Spain and Italy have all applied to host the new Authority, with Italy's Parma and Finland's Helsinki considered the current frontrunners. The new agency has already started business, at its temporary home in Brussels.