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Vladimir Šucha and Prof. Pavol Šajgalík signing the Memorandum of Understanding Vladimir Šucha and Prof. Pavol Šajgalík signing the Memorandum of Understanding
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Jun 05 2015

Today at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Prof. Pavol Šajgalík, President of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and Vladimír Šucha, Director General of the JRC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Scientist using a laboratory microscope Microscopic examination of cells treated with cytotoxic chemicals.
©EU, 2015
Jun 03 2015

The European Commission today issued a Communication in response to the European Citizens’ Initiative Stop Vivisection.

JRC Director-General, Vladimir Sucha, speaks at the opening of the European Biomass Conference JRC Director-General, Vladimir Sucha, speaks at the opening of the European Biomass Conference
©EU, 2015
Jun 02 2015

From 1st to 4th June, the global bioenergy community gathers in Vienna to participate in the 23rd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition.

Collage of an aeroplane, the world, a removal truck and a forklift. According to the latest data, 1 in 7 EU jobs was supported either directly or indirectly by exports to the rest of the world.
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Jun 01 2015

In a new report released on 1 June by the European Commission, the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and elsewhere is highlighted.

A household stove with the fire lighting inside Dioxin emissions from coal combustion in residential stoves represent an environmental issue which needs to be addressed.
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May 28 2015

A study looking into the dioxin concentrations in flue gases – which are emitted from coal burnt in residential stoves – show they increase 100 times if the chlorine content in the fuel rises from 0.07% to 0.38%.

Opening session of the launch event held in Brussels on 26 May 2015.
©EU, 2015
May 26 2015

On 26 May the European Commission launched the European smart specialisation platform on energy, which will support regions and Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for promoting sustainable energy.

Visual from the event Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is a new tool to help innovative environmental technologies reach the market.
©EU, 2015
May 21 2015

On 20 May, one Polish and two Danish companies received recognition for having completed a verification process of their innovative environmental technologies at the Eco-Innovation forum being held in Barcelona.

An iceberg Low-emission developments and climate action in economic policy could deliver climate goals and allow for economic growth.
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May 21 2015

A new report co-authored by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and Directorate-General for Climate Action explores possible domestic mitigation pathways (cuts in C02 and other greenhouse gas emissions) set according to specific national economic and policy conditions.

Map of the world created using coffee beans and peas Classifying the severity and magnitude of food insecurity is essential to prioritise interventions.
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May 20 2015

In the context of Expo Milano 2015, on 20 May 2015, the JRC and the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development host participating agencies of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), a global initiative which provides common scale for classifying food insecurity situations.

Three children eating food The report highlights JRC’s scientific tools, methods, analyses and activities that work towards authentic, safe and nutritious products, with respect of the environment.
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May 13 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.