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Commissioner M. Barnier, JRC Director General D. Ristori, OECD's Deputy Secretary-General Y. Leterme and EP STOA Committee chairman A. Correia de Campos Commissioner M. Barnier, JRC Director General D. Ristori, OECD's Deputy Secretary-General Y. Leterme and EP STOA Committee chairman A. Correia de Campos
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Feb 21 2013

At the initiative of the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, the JRC has organised today a roundtable on "Scientific support to Internal Market".  It brought together high-ranking researchers, businesses, consumer associations and EU policymakers.  Around 90 experts discussed how science-based advice can further develop the EU's internal market. Besides Commissioner Barnier, JRC Director General, Dominique Ristori, OECD's Deputy Secretary-General, Yves Leterme and European Parliament's STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) Committee chairman, Antonio Correia de Campos, addressed the participants at the opening.

Some belts at a local market Best available techniques (BAT) conclusions on industrial emissions for the tanning of hides and skins have been adopted
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Feb 20 2013

The European Commission has recently adopted a new implementing decision establishing the best available techniques (BAT) conclusions on industrial emissions for the tanning of hides and skins. These conclusions define the reference for setting the permit conditions for these installations in Europe under the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) 2010/75/EU. The IED currently regulates emissions to air, water and soil of about 50 000 industrial installations across the EU.

The measurements have been performed in the JRC's European Microwave Signature Laboratory, located in Ispra (Italy) The measurements have been performed in the JRC's European Microwave Signature Laboratory, located in Ispra (Italy)
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Feb 18 2013

In the run-up to more widespread autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems in conventional cars, the JRC has conducted a series of measurements to check the efficiency of pedestrian dummies in testing these devices. These dummies are used by the automotive industry to mimic pedestrians for the AEB sensors, and since their widespread use, there was a clear need for harmonised test and evaluation procedures and standards.

A real-driving test performed by the JRC using PEMS A real-driving test performed by the JRC using PEMS
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Feb 11 2013

In Europe the compliance of emissions from passenger cars with regulatory standards is measured during a predefined test procedure in the laboratory (i.e. the current Euro 5 standard for diesel cars allows for 180 mg NOx emissions per kilometer). Research done by the JRC suggests that this laboratory test does not accurately capture the amount of nitrogen oxides emitted by diesel cars on the road, which is substantially higher.

Picture of a book, notepad and newspaper Call for papers for CONCORDi 2013 is open until 15 April
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Feb 05 2013

In the run-up to the 4th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi-2013), the JRC has launched a call for papers on the topic of this edition: "Financing R&D and innovation for corporate growth in the EU: Strategies, drivers and barriers".

EU Commissioners Màire Geoghegan-Quinn and Günther Oettinger cut the ribbon in the presence of the JRC Director-General, Dominique Ristori EU Commissioners Màire Geoghegan-Quinn and Günther Oettinger cut the ribbon in the presence of the JRC Director-General, Dominique Ristori
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Feb 04 2013

Coinciding with its 50th anniversary, the JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), located in Karlsruhe, is engaged in a large renovation and upgrade of its infrastructure in order to maintain the highest safety and security of its installations and to be able to provide state of the art support in the nuclear field.

Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer amongst women in the EU Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer amongst women in the EU
Feb 01 2013

World Cancer Day 2013 on 4 February intends to raise collective awareness and improve general knowledge around and about cancer and dismiss misconceptions about the disease which, according to latest figures available, affected 2.4 million Europeans in 2008.

Map of above ground forest living biomass in the EU at 1 km grid size Map of above ground forest living biomass in the EU at 1 km grid size
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Jan 31 2013

According to the results of the new JRC report "A European map of living forest biomass and carbon stock" , the total carbon stock in European forests amounts to approximately 9 900 million tonnes, which is equivalent to the total amount of CO2 emitted by the whole EU in approximately 9 years.

Cows on Meadow Medium term prospects for milk and dairy products are favourable
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Jan 25 2013

The European Commission publishes annually the Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU. The latest issue, recently published, projects the trends for major EU agricultural commodity markets until 2022.

JRC Director General, Dominique Ristori and the Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marco Antonio Raupp, signing the Cooperation Arrangement JRC Director General, Dominique Ristori and the Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marco Antonio Raupp, sign the Cooperation Arrangement
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Jan 24 2013

The JRC and the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) have signed today, in Brasilia, in the context of the 6th EU-Brazil Summit, a Cooperation Arrangement to strengthen and further structure scientific and other cooperative activities in the areas of disaster prevention and crisis management; climate change and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystem services; energy, including bioenergy and smart grids; food security; bioeconomy; information and communication technologies (ICT), as well as nanotechnologies.

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