JRC News

  1. 17 Mar 2010

    The JRC and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This agreement promotes collaboration in scientific and technology areas such as energy, environment, security, high performance scientific computing and nuclear security.

  2. 16 Mar 2010

    A paper published in February 2010 by scientists from JRC-IRMM represents a significant advance in the 'fingerprinting' of plutonium contamination, giving nuclear safeguards authorities more information on how nuclear material was produced and helping to identify sources of environmental contamination.

  3. 12 Mar 2010

    The European Commission today launched a guide for policy-makers and business on how to assess the environmental impact of products. The guidance is part of the Commission's drive to promote more sustainable consumption and production patterns and reduce Europe's environmental footprint.

  4. 5 Mar 2010

    The March / April edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published and can be downloaded here. It features an editorial from Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal, Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation, on the EU innovation plan and the related efforts of the Spanish EU presidency.

  5. 5 Mar 2010

    The European Commission and the EU Presidency organised the first EU-US expert meeting on Critical Infrastructure Protection in Madrid on 4-5 March. The meeting brought together almost 100 experts from the EU Member States, the US and the European Economic Area countries, and constituted the opening event for the future EU – US cooperation process in the field of Critical Infrastructure Protection.

  6. 1 Mar 2010

    The JRC launched today the Internet version of its Publications Repository. Bibliographic data of almost 10000 articles and papers representing a wealth of knowledge are now available to the public. In addition, more than 1700 technical reports (EUR series) are freely available for download.

  7. 25 Feb 2010

    Physicists at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have helped unveil the secrets of a Bronze Age sword with neutron beams normally used to study materials for nuclear reactors. The work was carried out by a team of European researchers investigating the application of modern scientific methods to cultural heritage objects.

  8. 25 Feb 2010

    As one of her first activities since taking office on 10 February, newly appointed European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn today visited the JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurement (IRMM) in Geel, Belgium.

  9. 24 Feb 2010

    The European Commission has today appointed Robert-Jan Smits as Deputy Director General of the JRC. He follows Anneli Pauli, who had left the JRC to become Deputy Director General of the Commission's Research Directorate-General.