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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
According to the May issue of the JRC MARS Crop monitoring Bulletin, which was published today, warm and relatively dry weather in most of Europe boosted crop development and allowed spring sowing to accelerate, but also brought challenges to winter crops, especially rapeseed.
On 15-17 May, experts from 22 countries and several international organisations gathered at JRC Karlsruhe for the 2018 Counter Nuclear Smuggling (CNS) Workshop.
The workshop is an integral part of EU and US efforts to keep nuclear materials off the black market and bring nuclear smugglers to justice by strengthening the ability of the international community to counter nuclear smuggling.
The smuggling of nuclear and other radioactive material raises the spectre of nuclear terrorism.