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From 2019, all heavy vehicles must be equipped with new Smart Tachograph
Jun 14 2019

From 15 June 2019, all heavy vehicles newly registered in the EU must have a smart tachograph on board.

These devices help fight fatigue and speeding, the most common causes of accidents, by allowing authorities to check vehicles without stopping them. 

Image: Wheat is susceptible to fungal colonization, which can cause the contamination of grains with mycotoxins.
Jun 13 2019
A new rapid method to detect mycotoxins in wheat products will facilitate controls and ensure safety for human consumption.
Image: Loneliness affects all age groups, from children to the elderly.
Jun 12 2019

Eastern and Southern Europeans feel lonelier and are more socially isolated than Western and Northern Europeans.

Extracting raw materials from waste streams can enhance the sustainability of mining activities in the EU
Jun 04 2019
There's untapped potential to extract strategic raw materials from mining waste and landfills in Europe, according to a new report from the JRC.