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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.
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.
JRC work on COVID-19 helps monitor the disease around the globe
Tracing COVID-19 in clinical swabs and wastewater: our methods and reference materials.
Bioeconomy: EU is moving towards its goals, but environmental challenges persist
A new assessment shows that while resource efficiency is improving, there’s a growing pressure on ecosystems from forestry and agriculture.
Using less chemical pesticides: European Commission publishes toolbox of good practices
The European Commission published a database presenting the integrated pest management methods currently available, accompanied by a study assessing their effectiveness.
Cancer care in times of COVID-19: lessons for future pandemics
COVID-19 caused disruptions in the economic, education and health care sectors, for example. In this article, we focus on the challenges posed to the oncology community.
CIAO, an international platform to collaborate across disciplines to tackle COVID-19 (interview)
We talk with Laure-Alix Clerbaux, the lead scientist of a project which involved 80 scientist and 50 organisations with one goal: managing the tsunami of COVID-19 information.
Misinformation on COVID-19: what did we learn?
A JRC report analyses the most spread narratives, their consequences, factors predicting how likely people are to believe or share them, and the most efficient ways to counter them.
Zero Pollution: New report draws lessons from the Oder River ecological disaster
An EU report published today analyses the massive fish kill in the Oder River in July and August 2022, one of the largest ecological disasters in Europe in recent memory.
Fairness, inequality, and preferences for social spending and redistribution policies – New Eurobarometer results
The results of a special Eurobarometer 529 survey on fairness, inequality and inter-generational mobility have been released.
Facing increasing river flood risk in Europe: adaptation measures can save lives and billions of euro
A paper co-developed by the JRC and published in Nature compares the costs and benefits of flood risk reduction measures in Europe
World Cancer Day: Tackling cancer inequalities and disparities
The Commission’s European Cancer Inequalities Registry is helping policy makers and researchers to address cancer inequalities and disparities.
In a low-carbon world, trade in fossil fuels plummets
A modelling exercise for a 1.5°C global warming scenario shows the share of fossil fuels in global energy trade drops by 80% in 2050 compared to today.
World’s most accurate positioning service, Galileo’s HAS, goes live
The JRC contributed to the definition, testing and validation of HAS.