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Japanese beetle is on the list of 20 quarantine plant pests on the EU territory published today.
Japanese beetle is on the list of 20 quarantine plant pests on the EU territory published today.
Oct 11 2019

Following a new methodology, the JRC assessed a list of quarantine pests for their potential economic, social and environmental impact on EU agriculture and forestry.

The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa affecting olive trees, almond, grapevine among other important crops, as well as the Japanese beetle, Citrus Black Spot, Citrus greening and the Asian long-horned beetle are among the top ranking pests affecting plant health in Europe.

This ranking has helped the Commission to list 20 quarantine pests as priority pests. The list is published today.

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Nov 28 2016

What type of support do EU countries offer firms to foster their creation and growth? Are the existing ecosystems comparable across the EU? Could EU countries learn from each other? These were the main questions posed in a research project on Entrepreneurship and Scale-up Indices (ESIS), the results of which have just been published by the JRC.