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The European Commission has launched an online tool, TRIMIS to help analyse the effectiveness of transport innovation in delivering the EU’s energy and transport strategy  The European Commission has launched an online tool, TRIMIS to help analyse the effectiveness of transport innovation in delivering the EU’s energy and transport strategy
©European Union, 2017
Sep 19 2017
The European Commission has launched an online tool to help analyse the effectiveness of transport innovation in delivering the EU’s energy and transport strategy
EU sunflower yields are forecast to be well above the five-year average
©EU, by Grainne Mulhern
Sep 18 2017

According to the JRC MARS crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe, published today, favourable conditions prevailed in most of France, Germany and the Benelux countries. In Mediterranean regions and eastern Europe, heatwaves and low precipitation continued until the end of August.

Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC107828
Authors: 
URZI BRANCATI Maria Cesira
Type:
Billions of people around the world face water stress.
©EU, by Andreas Brink
Sep 15 2017

In a new publication in Science of The Total Environment, JRC and leading global scientists in the field of water management identify 7 essential elements that should be considered in a water stress indicator. Although the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 6.4.2 on water stress considers these 7 elements, the authors point out that there is need for improvement, and give clear recommendations to address this need.

JRC scientists simulated the Black Sea’s characteristics, including its currents, salt content and temperature JRC scientists simulated the Black Sea’s characteristics, including its currents, salt content and temperature
©European Union, 2017
Sep 15 2017
Using a model developed at the JRC, scientists have successfully simulated the Black Sea’s long term currents, salt water content and temperature for the first time.
DNA
©Kagenmi - Fotolia.com
Oct 04 2017
Oct 05 2017
Varese
(IT)
The development, implementation and use of next-generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics for regulatory purposes implies a set of challenges that need to be addressed.
Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC107579
Authors: 
COAD Alexander
VEZZANI Antonio
Type:
May 19 2017
May 19 2017
Leuven
(BE)

Policy puzzles are topics for which economists have a clear policy prescription but where actual policies do not follow it.

In this workshop participants explored the reasons for this, whether economic prescriptions were wrong or there were peculiarities in the political decision mechanism to look at.

Wouter van der Wielen, from the JRC Fiscal Policy Analysis team, presented the set-up of the ongoing project "The impact of unemployment evolutions and uncertainty in fiscal forecasting".

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