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Online services activity ranges from delivery of digital media or search engines’ results to e-commerce and travel services. Online services activity ranges from delivery of digital media or search engines’ results to e-commerce and travel services.
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Oct 29 2015

Online services in the EU are highly fragmented: Europeans surf mostly on US-based websites which account for about 54% of online activity, while activity on EU-based websites accounts for 42%.

Electric and hybrid vehicles testing at the European Interoperability Centre Electric and hybrid vehicles testing at the European Interoperability Centre
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Oct 29 2015

Following the Transatlantic Economic Council's decision to promote electric vehicles and smart grid interoperability, on 29 October the European Commission inaugurated a dedicated state-of-the-art laboratory.

Danube river The JRC provides scientific support to the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region in several thematic areas, including various water-related issues.
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Oct 28 2015

In conjunction with the 4th annual forum of the EU strategy for the Danube region, the JRC held its annual event dedicated to the scientific support of this strategy on 27 and 28 October.

Autumnal scence A JRC assessment shows that current climate commitments submitted by 155 countries for COP21 would increase global temperature around 3º C
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Oct 27 2015

155 countries representing around 90% of global emissions have submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) on climate policy to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in preparation of the new climate negotiations to be held in December in Paris.

Panel shot of the conference A moment of the “The inequality of climate change - Scientific and policy challenges and perspectives” conference held in Berlin
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Oct 21 2015

The JRC and the Global Young Academy today signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) expressing their wish to collaborate on issues of mutual interest related to challenges and topics that have European and global policy relevance.

Close-up of an graphic electric vehicle The share of electric vehicles produced in the EU has expanded from 30% in 2011 to 65% in 2014.
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Oct 21 2015

Deployment of electric vehicles in the EU is gaining momentum: the number of sold cars rose from 760 in 2010 to more than 70 000 in 2014 and the trend continued in the first half of 2015.

High tech research lab The JRC manages the EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM)
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Oct 20 2015

Novel, non-animal tools and scientific methodologies show high potential for the assessment of combined effects of chemicals on humans and the environment.

Scientist at work in a laboratory with test tubes The report observes that JRC has evolved in parallel with the growth and needs of the EU, from its nuclear mission of more than 50 years ago to a broad policy-support mission of today.
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Oct 18 2015

Setting up a long-term strategy beyond existing EU policies, addressing governance of its expanding function and stepping up interaction with the scientific community across the EU are the main recommendations, stemming from an independent panel of experts' evaluation.

Graphic design of the event Recommendations were presented at the international conference on food and nutrition security, taking place at EXPO 2015.
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Oct 15 2015

On 15 October, the European Commission welcomed new recommendations on how European research and innovation can help improve food and nutrition security around the world.

Hand held Digital measuring device The JRC provides reliable scientific and technical support to standardisation policy and legislation.
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Oct 14 2015

The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, was designed to raise awareness on the importance of standardisation to the global economy.

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