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Cheese blocks on shelves The JRC economic study gives information on potential effects of future trade agreements, among others significant gains are anticipated for the EU dairy and pig meat sectors.
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Nov 15 2016
Economic study gives valuable information on potential effects of future trade agreements and validates current EU approach of systematically protecting sensitive sectors.
A port city in the forground with the dea in the background The Covenant initiative is one of the few worldwide that has already moved beyond pledges and can present concrete results.
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Nov 15 2016
First implementation reports of a number of municipalities across the EU and beyond show an overall achieved greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 23% compared to baseline levels.
Sunlight breaking through trees with a globe A year after the Paris climate agreement, the focus is on implementation.
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Nov 09 2016
Discussions are focusing on articulating the systems whereby the landmark global agreement adopted in Paris last December will be implemented from 2021, and on keeping up ambitious climate action in the meanwhile ('pre-2020 action').
Photograph of the conference room at the European Parliament with the opening sesssion panellists seated at the front. Over 150 participants joined the second edition of Science meets Parliaments.
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Nov 08 2016
In the second edition of 'Science meets Parliaments', European, national and regional policy-makers met scientists from across Europe to discuss closer collaboration in the interest of better policy making based on scientific evidence.
Visual of the event featuring a generic govenment style building and the words Science meets Regions Over one hundred representatives of EU regional authorities and scientists met to exchange views on the challenges of evidence-based decision-making at regional level.
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Nov 07 2016
On 7 November 2016, the JRC together with the European Committee of Regions hosted the first "Science meets Regions" event.
Danube river The JRC has been supporting the EUSDR since its outset in 2011 on topics such as water, land and soil, air, and bioenergy, complemented by related datasets, tech transfer and smart specialisation support.
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Nov 03 2016
The 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) opened on 3 November 2016 in Bratislava, dedicated to the challenges and perspectives of water management, research and innovation.
A doctor holding an xray of the brain The study looks into secondary glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumour which progresses from initially low-grade brain tumours and manifest mainly in younger patients.
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Oct 31 2016

A study on targeted alpha therapy of brain tumours led by the Medical University of Warsaw in cooperation with the JRC won the 2016 Marie Curie Award of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). The prestigious award recognises the best paper out of 2201 contributions submitted to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the EANM.

Since September, the experts use the tablet computer application developed by the JRC to have visual observations recorded in data files. Since September, the experts use the tablet computer application developed by the JRC to have visual observations recorded in data files.
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Oct 27 2016
A JRC-run project and a dedicated application are bringing together scientists from across the EU and its neighbourhood to monitor and map litter floating from rivers into the seas.
Corporate taxation is under increased scrutiny as concerns mount about the fairness and efficiency of existing arrangements. Corporate taxation is under increased scrutiny as concerns mount about the fairness and efficiency of existing arrangements.
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Oct 26 2016
The European Commission has announced plans to overhaul the way in which companies are taxed in the single market, delivering a growth-friendly and fair corporate tax system.
Two polar bears standing on an ice cap The cumulative effect of COP21 pledges will account for only 54% of the mitigation effort in 2030 necessary to reach the objective of staying below 2°C over the long run.
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Oct 25 2016
According to a modelling exercise however, the goal can be reached with additional mitigation policies and can be compatible with continued global economic growth.

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