As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
In this issue: Editorial by Vladimir Šucha, Director General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Cover story: Science on the Road – JRC's work on road mobility.
Among the News: Munich, Paris and London top the European ICT activity landscape, the launch of the Global Flood Partnership and Nordic countries lead in e-Health deployment.
This newsletter also includes briefs on global trade and its links to greenhouse gas emissions and jobs, management of contaminated sites across Europe and a JRC developed web tool allowing for analysis on low cost options for electrification of rural Africa.