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JRC has supported the Digital Taxation package by providing data and estimates on corporate profit allocation of Web companies
Mar 21 2018

On 21 March 2018, the Commission presented its proposal establishing rules at EU level to ensure the fair and effective taxation of the digital economy.

JRC scientists have supported the package by providing data and estimates on corporate profit allocation of Web companies and by analysing the macroeconomic impact of the proposal.

JRC-developed technology for mapping damaged historical buildings Copyright: EU, Gexcel
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Mar 21 2018
The JRC lends its expertise from safety and security of buildings, through 3D laser scanning technologies to neutron resonance analysis for archaeological applications indispensable in preserving the cultural heritage.
Improving the quality of life of children born with Down syndrome o is a priority in the EU Framework Programmes for Research
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Mar 21 2018
The European Commission supports projects to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and social integration of people with Down's Syndrome.
Global warming is facilitating the spread of arboviruses worldwide
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Mar 16 2018
Global warming has allowed disease-bearing insects to proliferate, increasing exposure to viral infections.
The Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality will support EU policymakers and national authorities by providing access to, and sharing up-to-date scientific knowledge on food fraud and food quality issues.
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Mar 13 2018
Responding to consumer concerns about food quality and fraudulent practices concerning food the European Commission is launching a Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality, operated by the JRC.
The JRC is working to improve gender equality in science
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Mar 08 2018
To mark International Women’s Day, some of our leading scientists tell us about their work and why they love science.
European fires are set to increase in size and scope, putting lives and livelihoods at risk
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Mar 07 2018
Adapting our land use and mitigating the effects of climate change are key to minimising fire danger in Europe
Soils can offset greenhouse gas emissions, but use of fertilisers can lead to increased N2O emissions from soil
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Mar 06 2018

A study just published by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Nature Climate Change shows that soils can be a net sink of greenhouse gases through increased storage of organic carbon.

However, unless the use of fertilisers is adjusted to balance additional nitrogen inputs, any climate change mitigation benefit may be offset through higher nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from soil.

Plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stabilise it in the soil.

Soil erosion affects over 12 million hectares of land in the EU
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Feb 27 2018

Soil erosion costs European countries €1.25 billion in annual agricultural productivity loss and €155 million in the gross domestic product (GDP) loss, according to a JRC new study.

Soil erosion is the biggest threat to soil fertility and productivity, but the consequences do not stop there.

A recent JRC study combined biophysical and macroeconomic models to determine direct and macroeconomic costs of soil erosion, and the results are striking. 

Vaccination was found to be the best strategy for stopping epidemics
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Feb 23 2018
Scientists simulated real-world social networks to assess the best strategies for halting epidemics


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