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UN chief hails ‘positive developments’ towards ending political crisis in Bolivia

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed recent steps towards a peaceful resolution to the political turmoil in Bolivia. The South American country has been in crisis since October, when President Evo Morales declared victory in an election that would have given him a controversial […]

Concerned over Haiti’s political crisis, Guterres promises ‘continuous commitment’

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. In the light of on-going instability across Haiti and this week’s transition away from fully-fledged peacekeeping operations, the UN chief on Thursday promised “the continuous commitment” of the Organization “to support the Haitian people on their path to peace and development”. This would be […]

Burundi: Inclusive dialogue ‘only viable option’ for resolving country’s political crisis says, UN envoy

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. An inter-Burundian, inclusive dialogue remains the only viable option for lasting settlement of the political crisis and the holding of elections in 2020 in a peaceful environment, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country, Michel Kafando, told the Security Council on Tuesday. On […]

‘Exercise restraint’ Guterres urges Sri Lankans, as political crisis deepens

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. United Nations chief António Guterres said on Sunday he was following Sri Lanka’s deepening political crisis with “great concern”, after a man was killed allegedly by a politician’s bodyguard, who reportedly fired on a crowd of demonstrators. Sri Lanka’s President, Mathripala Sirisena, suspended the national […]

‘An unprecedented fiscal response’ – political and business leaders on managing the coronavirus crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Alessi, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum “If we’re able to reopen the economy over the summer, you’re going to see a big rebound in the third and fourth quarter in the US.” That was the assessment of […]

UN panel to rally global political will to tackle internal displacement crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Forty-one million people around the world are internally displaced – and hundreds of thousands more have been forced from their homes since the beginning of the year – an “unacceptable” situation for which solutions can be found, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a delegation […]

‘Continuing absence’ of political solution to Israel-Palestine conflict ‘undermines and compounds’ UN efforts to end wholesale crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The UN is “continuing to address the humanitarian, economic and political crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” but efforts are continually undermined by the lack of any political progress towards a two-State solution, said the head of UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) on […]

‘Protracted crisis’ in Venezuela leads to ‘alarming escalation of tensions’: UN political chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The “protracted crisis” in Venezuela has led to an “alarming escalation of tensions”, Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN’s political and peacebuilding chief, told the UN Security Council on Tuesday. She said that the “grim reality” facing the country, according to available information, showed a deteriorating […]

UN political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela; Security Council divided over path to end crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the crisis in Venezuela, but during a contentious debate, Council members disagreed over the appropriate response to mass protests in the South American country and competing claims […]

Will the EU ever tackle the migration crisis despite the lack of political will?

Despite the fact that migration crisis figures have decreased compared to last year, the disappointing commitment of some countries to fulfil their obligations receiving asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy combined with the worsening situation in the Mediterranean are perpetuating this crisis. The European Commission (EC) continues its hard work towards the completion of the relocation […]

Migration crisis will keep deteriorating as common EU political will is simply not there

The migration crisis in the European Union was the main issue of the Western Balkans Summit yesterday in Vienna, but was largely overshadowed by the deaths of at least 20 refugees who were found dead in a truck in Austria. This tragic event shocked everyone in the Summit who expressed the need for immediate actions by […]

7 lessons leaders should take from the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amal Amin, Associate Professor, National Research Center; Founder and Chair, Women in Science Without Borders The pandemic is an opportunity to rethink humanity’s future. From better decision-making to the need for international cooperation, here are seven things we […]

Commission welcomes political agreement on Recovery and Resilience Facility

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The RRF is the key instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU, the EU’s plan for emerging stronger from the current crisis. It […]

Commission welcomes political agreement on EU4Health

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement on the new ambitious EU4Health programme reached by the European Parliament and Council. EU4Health will make a significant contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery by making the EU population healthier, strengthening the resilience of health systems, and promoting […]

Security Union: Commission welcomes political agreement on removing terrorist content online

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes today’s political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the proposal for a Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online. Once adopted, the Regulation will ensure that online platforms play a more active role in detecting terrorist […]

Commission welcomes political agreement on InvestEU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on the InvestEU Regulation. The political agreement, pending the final approval of the legal texts by the European Parliament Plenary and the Council, lays the ground […]

Commission welcomes the political agreement on the transitional rules for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission welcomed the political agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules for the transitional period of 2021-2022. These rules are based on the principle of continuity of the current CAP […]

President von der Leyen’s State of the Union Address: charting the course out of the coronavirus crisis and into the future

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today pledged that the European Commission will drive a sustainable and transformational recovery that will give Europe a global platform to lead economically, environmentally and geopolitically. MAIN HIGHLIGHTS The response to coronavirus – and protecting Europe’s health […]

COVID-19: How multilateral development banks can lead through a crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President, New Development Bank Brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) are some of the worst affected by the global pandemic. The role of the BRICS New Development Bank during COVID-19 has validated the […]

Venezuela: MEPs call for free and fair elections in the crisis-torn country

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, the European Parliament reiterates its deep concern at the severity of the humanitarian emergency in Venezuela. In the text, adopted by 487 votes in favour, 119 against with 79 abstentions, MEPs call for urgent action to prevent the […]

Syrian crisis: EU mobilises an overall pledge of €6.9 billion for 2020 and beyond

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the fourth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the Region”, the international community pledged a total of €6.9 billion for Syria and the main countries hosting Syrian refugees for 2020 and beyond. Of this amount, the European Union overall pledged […]

‘Millions facing starvation’ – Global political and business leaders on the economic impact of COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Alessi, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum & Alice Hazelton, Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum “Unless we open up our economy, we have millions facing starvation.” That was the straightforward assessment of Pakistani Prime Minister […]

Tax and fiscal policies central to governments’ responses to Covid-19 crisis

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. With global economic activity facing a historic drop and government spending rising dramatically, the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on public finances and tax revenues are significant. Drawing on its multi-disciplinary expertise, the OECD is deploying its data gathering and analytical capacities to help governments face […]

How to keep essential value chains moving during the COVID-19 crisis

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Zara Ingilizian, Head of Shaping the Future of Consumption; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Essential value chains around the world are being disrupted at a time when they are needed most. Here are some […]

Refugees in Greece: MEPs demand solidarity, warn about impact of health crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU and its member states must help Greece manage its borders, according to Civil Liberties MEPs, who warn about the risk of COVID-19 spreading in refugee camps. MEPs stressed that the current pandemic is yet more evidence that no country can deal with […]

Refugees in Greece: MEPs demand solidarity, warn about impact of health crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU and its member states must help Greece manage its borders, according to Civil Liberties MEPs, who warn about the risk of COVID-19 spreading in refugee camps. MEPs stressed that the current pandemic is yet more evidence that no country can deal with […]

Global economy faces gravest threat since the crisis as coronavirus spreads

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The coronavirus Covid-19 presents the global economy with its greatest danger since the financial crisis, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. Covid-19 is spreading from China to other regions causing human suffering and economic disruption. It is raising health concerns and the risk of […]

What can we do about the crisis in trust in public institutions?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gevorg Mantashyan, Global Shaper, Dilijan Hub More and more young people feel estranged from their governments, and as a result, unplugged from decision making. Several pieces of research show there is a big gap in trust around the […]

At the age of 50, is Davos going through a midlife crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvio Dulinsky, Head of Business Engagement, Latin America; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The Annual Meeting in Davos remains as vital as ever. In the next decade there will be a massive transfer of economic […]

Six ways to cut through the Middle East’s geopolitical fog

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirek Dušek, Deputy Head of the Centre for Geopolitical and Regional Affairs, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt and Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim The Middle […]

Iraq: Solutions needed ‘urgently’ to quell ongoing violence, break political deadlock

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Amidst ongoing anti-government protests, rising casualties and the likelihood of further demonstrations, the top UN official in Iraq on Thursday, urged politicians to break the political deadlock, and “press ahead with substantial reforms”. “The continuing loss of young lives and the daily bloodshed is intolerable”, […]

Societies must unite against ‘global crisis of antisemitic hatred’, Guterres urges

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and the six million Jews and others murdered on Nazi orders during the Holocaust, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a ceremony in New York on Monday that the world must “re-commit to preventing […]

Venezuelan crisis: MEPs reaffirm their support for Juan Guaidó

  This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament condemns the recent attempted coup to prevent Juan Guaidó from being re-elected President of the Venezuelan National Assembly. In a resolution adopted on Wednesday, the European Parliament strongly condemns the attempt by Nicolas Maduro’s regime to install pro-government candidate […]