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Regions in the EU’s east and south are catching up on competitiveness
The EU’s most competitive regions are still overwhelmingly located in western and northern Europe, according to the 2022 EU Regional Competitiveness Index.
Food fraud: How genuine is your honey?
Highly sensitive testing methods applied by the JRC reveal that 46% of honey imported in the EU may be adulterated. The suspicion of fraud results from an EU coordinated action.
EU science and policy to help citizens who want to buy green products
Scientists of the Commission had developed methods for companies to help them assess and show the greenness of their products.
Increasing concern about dry conditions in the south
According to the March 2023 issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe, winter crops are entering spring in fair to good condition in most parts of Europe, after the mild winter. However, dry conditions in the south that are partially expanding and intensifying are raising increasin
Solutions for a resilient EU raw materials supply chain
Demand for materials that drive the twin transition will take off. Europe does not have to be dependent on individual countries.
A new tool maps the state of soil health across Europe
A novel soil health dashboard estimates the extent of unhealthy soils in the EU, as well as the degradation processes behind them.
Severe drought and warm winter spells affect Maghreb and Türkiye
Lack of precipitation impacts water availability for agricultural, energy and human use.
Increasing early childhood education and care participation can promote women’s employment
The estimated impact is higher for countries with lower current share of formal childcare and/or lower women’s labour participation.
War exacerbates Ukraine’s population decline new report shows
Within one year of the war, millions Ukrainians fled their homes. By the end of January 2023, between 25% and 30% of the entire Ukrainian population was displaced within and outside Ukraine.
Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment - February 2023
Likely 6th consecutive drought in East Africa, floods in Southern Africa and poor winter crop conditions in North Africa.