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Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Apr 08 2021
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The figure shows the relationship between exports over GDP and the Quality of Government. The red linear regression line shows a positive relationship between these two variables for the group of the less developed regions (red dots).
Apr 07 2021

The quality of government and institutions is a crucial factor for socio-economic prosperity. A recent JRC analysis by Barbero et al. (2021) using EU regional data shows that the trade performance depends on the quality of government, as described in the European Quality of government index (EQI).

Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Apr 01 2021
This media surveillance collects articles reported through publicly available web sites.
ASAP hotspot assessment March 2021
Apr 01 2021

The March edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment is now available at:

The JRC presented the findings of the recently completed Fitness Check of the EU legal framework on endocrine disruptors
Mar 30 2021

During the European Commission’s Second Annual Forum on Endocrine Disruptors, the JRC presented the findings of the recently completed Fitness Check of the EU legal framework on these chemicals.

Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are chemical substances that cause adverse effects by interfering with the hormonal (endocrine) system. 

Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Mar 25 2021
This media surveillance collects articles reported through publicly available web sites.
Users exploring the EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System
Mar 25 2021

The EU Bioeconomy Monitoring System reports on the sustainability across the environmental, social and economic dimensions of all five of the

Protecting agri-food products with a high commercial value (e.g. honeys) from imitations with the right method
Mar 24 2021

The JRC has demonstrated the feasibility of using a combination of Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectroscopy and pattern recognition techniques to support the fight against food fraud.

The plant species, the environment where it is grown and how it is grown (organic or conventional) has a lasting influence on the elemental composition of food.

The higher price consumers have to pay e.g. for organic products or those produced in a specific geographical region, makes them an attractive target for fraudsters.

Uranium particle micro-manipulations under optical microscope for mass spectrometry analysis
Mar 24 2021

A joint JRC-IAEA research project on the determination of picogram amounts of uranium in micrometre-sized particles for nuclear safeguards and security purposes was recently published.

Beirut explosion: first image of damage detected after 14 minutes
Mar 22 2021

In the immediate aftermath of disasters, emergency managers need reliable information to organise rescue activities and allocate resources across the impacted areas. Satellite imagery used by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) is a crucial asset providing geo-referenced data showing the place and impact of the event. Still, a few hours are required to acquire and process the images and turn them into relevant information.

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