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Feb 13 2018
The world’s largest data platform on cities reveals the planet is even more urbanised than we thought.
Feb 07 2018

The Commission unveiled a new plan this week, laying out paths to EU membership for the Western Balkans countries.

Through democratic, political, economic and societal improvements, the Western Balkan partners have a real and credible prospect of joining the EU in the coming years.

The EU is committed to supporting them on that journey. As the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the JRC has a key role in these efforts.

Feb 07 2018

The JRC has published a report on the minimum quality requirements for the use of treated waste water for agricultural purposes.

This science for policy report will be used as basis for defining EU legislation on the reuse of water in agriculture.

Feb 06 2018
The ‘My Email Communications Security Assessment (MECSA)’ tool can run a quick check on your email communications and provide feedback on how well-protected they are.
Feb 05 2018

Cancer may seem to strike European citizens randomly, but there is actually great variation across Europe in incidence, mortality, and survival.

In 2018, 3.9 million new cases of cancer (all types, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) and over 1.9 million cancer deaths are estimated in Europe.

A high proportion of this burden (53% of new cancer cases and 56% of cancer deaths) will affect the male population. Cancer incidence is highest in the Northern European region.

Jan 29 2018
Europe is expected to see a considerable increase in flood risk in coming years, even under an optimistic climate change scenario of 1.5°C warming compared to pre-industrial levels.
Jan 25 2018

Sixty EU regions which have set energy as a priority in their Smart Specialisation Strategies will now move to the practical phase – implementing pilot activities and defining business and funding plans.

These regions have been working since 2015 through the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy).

This European Commission platform facilitates partnerships between EU regions that plan investments in energy innovation and assists them to use funding more effectively.

Jan 24 2018
A new web portal provides a single point of entry to knowledge relevant to EU policies on migration and related fields.
Jan 23 2018

The European Commission has teamed up with industry representatives and nuclear professionals to organise a knowledge-sharing roundtable on the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Nuclear decommissioning is an industrial activity expected to grow worldwide.

It encompasses technical and management actions associated with ceasing operation of a nuclear installation, through its dismantling, to finally removing it from regulatory control, with the objective of delivering an environmentally friendly end-state.

Jan 22 2018
The majority of chemicals on a combined list of more than 2700 potential marine contaminants are what's known as 'emerging pollutants': substances that have the potential to enter the environment and cause adverse ecological and human health effects, but are still largely unregulated.