JRC News

  1. 1 Jun 2015

    In a new report released on 1 June by the European Commission, the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and elsewhere is highlighted.

  2. 1 Jun 2015

    Scientists from the JRC's Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) performed a feasibility study for a cucumber reference material containing a mixture of 15 pesticides. Different aspects such as the type of material processing, homogeneity and stability were considered.

  3. 29 May 2015

    IRMM releases the first serum protein certified reference material which has been developed in collaboration with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) for the standardisation of measurements of anti-myeloperoxidase immunoglobulin G antibodies.

  4. 28 May 2015

    A study looking into the dioxin concentrations in flue gases – which are emitted from coal burnt in residential stoves – show they increase 100 times if the chlorine content in the fuel rises from 0.07% to 0.38%.

  5. 28 May 2015

    The JRC developed a new analytical function to model peak shapes in alpha-particle spectra, leading to a more accurate derivation of activity ratios and fundamental constants.

  6. 26 May 2015

    Winter crops continue to be in good shape and no major concerns for the spring sowing campaign have emerged. The yield outlook is predominantly positive.

  7. 26 May 2015

    On 26 May the European Commission launched the European smart specialisation platform on energy, which will support regions and Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for promoting sustainable energy.

  8. 22 May 2015

    MYGEOSS 10 winning applications will be awarded contracts by the JRC for a maximum of €13 500 to further develop the applications, and take them to the stage of first public release within three months of signing the contracts.

  9. 22 May 2015

    In their recent peer-reviewed paper entitled "Genetically modified animals: options and issues for traceability and enforcement", JRC scientists provide an overview of the 75 GM-animals already existing or in advanced state of development worldwide. About half of these are designed for the food market.  The study also reviews the available methods for control and traceability in the food and feed chain.

  10. 21 May 2015

    On 20 May, one Polish and two Danish companies received recognition for having completed a verification process of their innovative environmental technologies at the Eco-Innovation forum being held in Barcelona.