A Sting Exclusive: “Without climate, forget about peace!”, Swedish MEP Bodil Valero cautions from Brussels

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mrs Bodil Valero, Member of the European Parliament for the Swedish Green Party For a long time, climate change has been seen as a “soft” issue, one that states and citizens can afford to care about when the rest of society’s problems aren’t as pressing. Portrayed as separate […]

A Sting Exclusive: “There can be no global deal on emissions without China and the USA”, Conservative MEP Ian Duncan stresses from Brussels

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Ian Duncan, Conservative MEP for Scotland. World leaders have arrived in Paris today for the opening of the UNFCCC COP21 conference on climate change.  Over the next two weeks politicians, businesses and civil society will gather in the French capital in the hopes of hammering out […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Global Climate: Our Common Responsibility”, S&P MEP Miriam Dalli underlines from Brussels

This article was exclusively written by Mrs Miriam Dalli, Member of the European Parliament at the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D). Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to the future of our planet. Equity, solidarity and responsibility are the main principles that should guide our actions. We have […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Junior Enterprises themselves carry out projects focusing on the environment”, JADE President Daniela Runchi highlights from Brussels

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Daniela Runchi, President of JADE Climate change is today one of the the hot topics not only for the institutions but also for the civil society and the youth: according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Youth voice must be heard in climate change negotiations!”, Bérénice Jond Board Member of European Youth Forum demands from Brussels

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Bérénice Jond, Board Member of the European Youth Forum. We are standing on the edge of the precipice, looking down at a situation which we do not want witness. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sounds rather […]

European Youth Forum demands immediate action & binding agreement on climate change

At its Council of Members meeting, taking place this weekend in Madrid, the European Youth Forum’s member organisations have agreed a resolution, ahead of the upcoming global climate change negotiations in Paris (COP21) calling on governments to commit to immediate action and an ambitious and binding agreement to adequately mitigate and adapt to climate change […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Paris is indeed our best bet for a secure climate future”, EU Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella cries out from Brussels

Exclusively written for the Sting by Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries When we think of climate change the oceans are now central to our thinking and our efforts. It must be at the heart of our efforts because the ocean is the heart of our planet. We know […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Consumer expectations for the 2015 UN summit on climate change”, Director General of BEUC Monique Goyens outlines from Brussels

The article is exclusively Co-authored for the Sting by Mrs Monique Goyens, Director General of the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and Mrs Sylvia Maurer, Head of Sustainability and Safety in the organisation. The negative consequences of climate change are already and will increasingly be affecting consumers worldwide. We experience lower health standards due to air […]

A Sting Exclusive: Paris Climate Change Summit, a defining moment for humanity, by Ulf Björnholm Head of UNEP Brussels

Written by Mr Ulf Björnholm, Head of the UNEP Brussels Liaison Office With world leaders and governments struggling to find solutions to immediate problems such as extreme poverty, terrorism, economic crisis, unemployment and migration, we now also need to collectively rise to the challenge to simultaneously counter a more long term, but equally serious, threat to […]

Royal Navy to unveil future surveillance and reconnaissance requirements next February in Rome

Sponsored Content SMi Group Reports (Rome, Italy): Five Flag Officers confirmed to speak, making this the most focused Maritime ISR meeting in the region. Military briefings from Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland, NATO, EU and USA. SMi is proud to introduce its highly topical conference entitled: Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Technology, taking place on the 15th […]

EU Migrant Crisis: Italian Coast Guard Headquarters and Italian Navy to give host national opening addresses at Border Security 2016 in Rome

Sponsored Content SMi (Rome, Italy): Italian Coast Guard Headquarters, Italian and Portuguese Navy, EU Naval Force, Guardia Civil and French National Police to discuss recent contributions to the border security in response to the Irregular Migration Crisis in Europe SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the highly successful Border Security conference, now […]

G20 LIVE: G20 Antalya Summit in Numbers, 15-16 November 2015

G20 LIVE: G20 leaders reaffirm OECD’s role in ensuring strong, sustainable and inclusive growth

The leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies today endorsed overhauled global standards to crackdown on tax evasion and recognised the important contribution made by the OECD to help the Turkish presidency in achieving the goal of more inclusive growth. At their Summit in Antalya, Turkey, the G20 leaders committed to the implementation of the Base […]

G20 World Exclusive Interview: “The world, especially emerging economies and developing countries, require a more sustainable and quality development”, the Spokesperson of Japan underscores live from Antalya Turkey

On 16 November 2015, the second day of the G20 Leaders Summit in Antalya Turkey, the European Sting conducted a world exclusive interview with HE Mr Yasuhisa Kawamura, Spokesperson and Director-General for Press and Public Diplomacy of Japan. The comprehensive interview was taken by Panos Katsampanis, Co-Founder of the European Sting, and took place inside a suite […]

G20 LIVE: Fact Sheet from the G20 Leaders Summit and key outcomes (G20 Antalya 2015 Summary)

A. Finance Track Agenda   a. Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth           Presidency Priorities Strengthening cooperation for global policies on strong, sustainable and balanced growth Monitoring the implementation of growth strategies through an effective accountability mechanism Adjusting the growth strategies in line with recent economic developments and improving their […]

G20 LIVE: “ISIL is the face of evil; our goal is to degrade and ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organisation”, US President Barack Obama cries out from Antalya Turkey

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon. Let me begin by thanking President Erdogan and the people of Antalya and Turkey for their outstanding work in hosting this G20 Summit. Antalya is beautiful. The hospitality of the Turkish people is legendary. To our Turkish friends — çok teşekkürler. (Laughter.) I’ve been practicing that. At the G20, our focus […]

G20 LIVE: G20 Statement on the fight against terrorism

We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the heinous terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November and in Ankara on 10 October. They are an unacceptable affront to all humanity. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims of terrorist attacks and their families. We reaffirm our solidarity and resolve in the fight against terrorism […]

G20 LIVE: G20 Leaders’ Communiqué Antalya Summit, 15-16 November 2015

Introduction G20 Leaders’ Communiqué Antalya Summit, 15-16 November 2015 1. We, the Leaders of the G20, met in Antalya on 15-16 November 2015 to determine further collective actions towards achieving strong, sustainable and balanced growth to raise the prosperity of our people. We are firm in our resolve to ensure growth is robust and inclusive, […]

G20 LIVE: “Our response needs to be robust…otherwise we will only find the fire we are trying to put out”, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon just lit up G20 in Antalya Turkey

Post the EU’s mild and “comme il faut” joined declaration earlier this morning, the UN Secretary General, HE Mr Ban Ki-moon, arrived to the International Media Center with one aim, to heat up the discourse at the G20 Leaders Summit in Antalya right from the beginning. Comprehensive plan to dismantle terrorism The Secretary General, in contrast to the […]

G20 LIVE: “This was not an attack against France, this was an attack against the universal human values!”, EU President Juncker cries out from G20 in Antalya Turkey

G20 has just kicked off a few minutes ago with the joint press conference of President Juncker of the European Commission and President Tusk of the European Council. As expected, the very first words of the leaders were about the new horrible Paris attack of last Friday. Juncker’s Statement President Juncker firmly declared: “This was not […]

G20 LIVE: World Leaders in Turkey for G20 Summit. Global Economy will be discussed in Antalya

Antalya, 13 November 2015 – The G20 Leaders’ Summit, hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will be held in Antalya on 15 – 16 November. Azerbaijan, Spain, Malaysia, Senegal, Singapore and Zimbabwe will also participate in the Antalya Summit together with the G20 members. Approximately 13 thousand guests—of which 2,469 are media members—will participate in the […]

G20 LIVE: The European Sting covers online world news and the latest developments at G20 from Antalya Turkey

Just a few hours now separate us from the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Antalya, Turkey. The Sting’s extensive editorial team is being installed now at the beautiful summer resort of Antalya in the Mediterranean sea. Populous delegations of the 20 most powerful nations and economies of this world are effectively on their way to Antalya to […]

AIDEX 2015: Humanitarian Hero Award Winner Announced

Sponsored Content   Sean Casey from International Medical Corps wins for his contribution to Ebola response efforts. Claus Sørensen is presented with an AidEx Lifetime Achievement Award 18 November 2015, Brussels: The AidEx Humanitarian Hero of the Year Award aims to acknowledge the great work done by individuals from the humanitarian and development aid community. The […]

Four things Turkey did for business in the G20

This article was first published by the World Economic Forum Agenda on 29 October 2015 and the European Sting was authorised by WEF to republish it. Written by Sarp Kalkan, Anna Kurguzova and Ussal Sahbaz As we are coming closer to the B20 Summit in November, B20 Turkey is getting ready to pass the baton on to its partners from China. The […]

The European Sting writes down the history LIVE from G20 Leaders’ Summit in Turkey

Just a few days now remain until the world’s highest level Summit where the 20 most powerful leaders will convene. This year the exclusive G20 Leaders’ Summit will be taking place in Antalya Turkey on 15-16 November 2015. The Sting, faithful to the tradition it has created to cover the world’s most important Summits, like the […]

The EU Consumer Policy on the Digital Market: A Behavioral Economics View

Written by Chronis Lalas, lalaschronis@gmail.com Nowadays, the Internet is of great importance for peoples’ lives. People use it to make up their mind and improve their daily actions. The concept of shopping was inevitably affected, as well. E-commerce has many positive effects on both buyers and sellers, thus consumers could have saved a lot of time and […]

“We are in Europe, but not of it”, from Churchill to Cameron: British Exceptionalism now threatens the entire EU Edifice

It all began back in January 2013 when one ambitious politician promised the world in order to get elected. Once elected, chaos reigned when he realised that his promise is hard to accomplish. While this is the life’s story of most career politicians in this world, for David Cameron things just seem to have turned too complicated recently. […]

UN-based World Summit Award (WSA) presents its master list on digital innovation with impact on society from 24 countries

Sponsored Content Salzburg | October 12th, 2015.  Imagine an easy to use, non-invasive and affordable detection of cancer. Imagine further that it is done by an app. MIROCULUS from Mexico delivers just that: a microRNA detection platform that can accurately diagnose and monitor diseases at a molecular level, without the need of a specialized technician […]

A Sting Exclusive: “On the road to Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement”, by Ambassador Katakami of the Japanese Mission to the European Union

The twelfth round of negotiations on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) /Free Trade Agreement (FTA) (EPA/FTA:hereafter referred to as EPA) was held in Tokyo from the 14th to the 18th of September, 2015. Just as with every negotiation we have been through up to this point, officials from Japan and the EU have worked closely […]

Worldwide consumer confidence has shot up to its highest level for four years according to a survey of 130 Global Retail leaders

Sponsored Content ·         The biggest leap was in Western Europe where sentiment is six times more positive than a year ago, according to the study released at the 10th Annual World Retail Congress ·         The findings, in a study by Australia’s Monash Business School, set a positive tone to the start of the Rome event, which expects over 1,000 delegates […]

The Future of Retail: Changing shopping patterns will mean retailers need to invest in costly and complex solutions

Sponsored Content There is no such thing as ‘normal’ – differences across markets are increasingly pronounced and the ‘one size fits all’ approach will rapidly become obsolete ·         Developing, or emerging, markets are driving change – customers are more tech savvy than those in developed markets, social media influences 67% of consumers in India  ·         Shoppers are […]

The DNA of the future retail CEO

Sponsored Content The boards of nine out of every 10 retail companies will be past their sell-by date within five years, according to initial findings of new research by the World Retail Congress and Green Park. The report, which will be a hot topic for debate at the World Retail Congress in Rome this week suggests that there is a poor self-perception of top talent […]

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