JRC News

  1. 3 Jul 2015

    Six winners of the German "Jugend forscht" competition and two of the European Contest for the Young Scientists (EUCYS) joined the project which gave the two groups the opportunity to meet and discuss their works collectively.

  2. 13 May 2015

    The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's "from farm to fork" policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions.

  3. 5 Mar 2015

    The JRC and the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) have successfully demonstrated the principle of an innovative technique analysing particle-like debris of melted nuclear fuel.

  4. 14 Nov 2014

    Today the JRC-managed European Reference Laboratory for Feed Additives (EURL-FA) marks 10 years of scientific and technical support to the EU legislation on feed additives, which ensures they are safe for use and traceable in the feed chain.

    The JRC-hosted EURL-FA went in operation in November 2004. Its main task is to support the authorisation procedure of feed additives that are used in the European Union. It also provides quality assurance for the analysis of feed additives through the organisation of proficiency tests (PTs).

  5. 14 Oct 2014

    The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, puts the focus on the benefits of standards and harmonised measurements for global and regional economies, as well as for societies. Around 70% of the JRC work is related in one way or another to standardisation. Our scientists provide scientific and technical support in a range of areas from environmental monitoring to critical infrastructure protection, and from food and feed safety to nuclear safety and security.

  6. 19 Aug 2014

    The JRC has released a new report giving a comprehensive overview of its research on nuclear safety and security, including their policy background and context. The nuclear activities of the JRC are aimed at supporting the implementation of EU legislation, giving priority to the highest standards for nuclear safety and security in the Union, and internationally.

  7. 2 Apr 2014

    Today the JRC celebrates the 10th anniversary of the launch of the European Reference Material (ERM®) cooperation at the Analytica Exhibition in Munich. The anniversary coincides with the release of a new certified reference material for mycotoxin testing.

  8. 31 Jan 2014

    A promising new safeguards tool for plutonium analysis has been developed by the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland (STUK) and the JRC. It is a novel technique for measuring the isotopic composition of radioactive samples involving a silicon drift detector for conversion electrons. It is regarded as a complementary tool to alpha particle spectrometry, which is commonly used for nuclear inspection in safeguards laboratories.

  9. 17 Jan 2014

    Three certified reference materials to improve the quality of coal analysis have recently been developed by the JRC for use in laboratory quality control and method validation. Knowing the heating value and the trace element load is important to reduce the environmental impact of coal. Sulphur and trace elements from coal are sources of air-borne pollution.

  10. 30 Dec 2013

    Recent data from EU Member States, such as from the National Alcohol Fraud Task Force in Poland, show that the amount of seized illicit alcohol coming from other Member States into Poland is almost zero after a procedure co-developed by the JRC for denaturing alcohol was included in a Commission Regulation to fight and prevent fraud in this area.