Joint Research Centre (JRC)
The Joint Research Centre is the scientific and technical research laboratory of the European Union and part of the European Commission. It is a directorate-general, and provides scientific advice and the technical know-how for supporting EU policies. Its status as a Commission service, which guarantees its independence from private and national interests, is crucial for pursuing its mission.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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