JRC News

  1. 22 Oct 2014

    A recently published JRC study identified the following geographic regions as prone to desertification: north-eastern Brazil, south-western Argentina, the southern Sahel, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Sub-Himalayan India, and north-eastern China.

  2. 22 Oct 2014

    On 20-24 October, in Vienna, the international community working in the field of nuclear non-proliferation has gathered for the symposium on international safeguards: linking strategy, implementation and people.

  3. 28 Oct 2014

    Extensive quantative analyses carried out by the JRC has contributed to the latest Commission legislation on how banks' contributions to resolution funds should be calculated, in particular the Single Resolution Fund under the Banking Union.

  4. 29 Oct 2014

    A study evaluating the immunogenicity of tumour cells after they have been irradiated with the alpha particle emitter bismuth-213 (213Bi) showed resistance to further tumour challenge.

  5. 3 Nov 2014

    JRC scientists have developed a new index to measure the magnitude of heat waves, in cooperation with colleagues from five research organisations. According to the index projections, under the worst climate scenario of temperature rise nearing 4.8⁰C, extreme heat waves will become the norm by the end of the century. Heat waves like the one that hit Russia in summer 2010, the strongest on record in recent decades, will occur as often as every two years in southern Europe, North and South America, Africa and Indonesia.

  6. 4 Nov 2014

    Disruptive technologies can foster the creation of new markets but may generate new challenges before they are brought to real life. A round table discussion organised by the JRC focused on the example of the flying car and explored the role science can play in horizon scanning, regulation and standardisation.

  7. 7 Nov 2014

    New software developed by the JRC is being tested in two maritime operational centres in Kenya and the Seychelles to help fight piracy and improve maritime security. The software provides a live picture of ship traffic activity, indicating current ship positions on a digital map. By combining data from a number of different vessel reporting and earth observation systems, it creates a single maritime picture of the entire western Indian Ocean.

  8. 10 Nov 2014

    The European Commission has recently adopted revised Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for the production of pulp, paper and board, and for the refining of mineral oil and gas, following respective positive votes of the Regulatory Committee foreseen in article 75 of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) 2010/75/EU.

  9. 13 Nov 2014

    On 11-14 November 2014, at the European Parliament in Brussels, the EU officially presented its planned activities for the World Exhibition (Expo) in Milan in 2015. The JRC is coordinating the EU's presence and participation in the EXPO.

  10. 14 Nov 2014

    Today the JRC-managed European Reference Laboratory for Feed Additives (EURL-FA) marks 10 years of scientific and technical support to the EU legislation on feed additives, which ensures they are safe for use and traceable in the feed chain.

    The JRC-hosted EURL-FA went in operation in November 2004. Its main task is to support the authorisation procedure of feed additives that are used in the European Union. It also provides quality assurance for the analysis of feed additives through the organisation of proficiency tests (PTs).