Zuckerberg, a paella, and the mighty EU questionnaires that would stop Whatsapp acquisition by Facebook?

It was the end of February and we were walking around the Ramblas in Barcelona, at the eve of Mobile World Congress 2014, where the Sting was the only Brussels media that made it to Catalunya. Seduced by the smell of paella and cinnamon, there was one major thing that all the people wearing the magic MWC badge were whispering […]

European Business Summit 2014: The role of youth entrepreneurship education in EU’s Strategy for Competitiveness

May 28, 2014 News Room Earlier last month, JADE announced its participation as supporting partner of the 12th edition of the European Business Summit (EBS); where it represented the voice of young entrepreneurial students in front of Europe’s most important Business Leaders, Policy makers and Media. Organised by BUSINESSEUROPE and the Federation of Enterprises in […]

EntEx Organises 5 Summer Schools for Young Entrepreneurs across Europe in June/July 2014

May 23, 2014 News Room EntEx, the Entrepreneurship Experience Programme, will run five summer schools in June and July 2014 in London, Barcelona, Bucharest, Berlin and Amsterdam, building on an experienced concept already tested in Brussels. Each event will gather 100 participants. EntEx is designed by young people for young people with a strong interest […]

European Youth Vlog

         

“If the job market doesn’t exist, then even the most brilliant Youth Guarantee cannot ensure a job to these young people”, European Youth Forum Secretary General Giuseppe Porcaro on another Sting Exclusive

This revealing exclusive interview with Giuseppe Porcaro, Secretary General of the European Youth Forum, was conducted by Panos Katsampanis at the European Sting’s pavilion during European Business Summit 2014. In the following interview Panos Katsampanis will be signalled as P.K and Mr Porcaro as G.P.   P.K.: We are pleased to welcome to the European Sting’s pavilion Mr Giuseppe Porcaro, […]

“None of our member states has the dimension to compete with China and the US, not even Germany!”, Head of EUREKA Pedro Nunes on another Sting Exclusive

This revealing exclusive interview with Pedro Nunes, Head of EUREKA, was conducted by Carlo Motta at the European Sting’s pavilion during European Business Summit 2014. In the following interview Carlo Motta will be signalled as C.M and Mr Nune as P.N.   C.M.: I am very please to welcome to our booth Mr Pedro Nunes, Head of EUREKA. So […]

“Is Europe innovative? Oh, Yes we are very innovative!”, Director General of the European Commission Mr Robert-Jan Smits on another Sting Exclusive

This revealing exclusive interview with Mr Robert-Jan Smits, Director General of the European Commission for Research and Innovation, was conducted by Carlo Motta at the European Sting’s pavilion during European Business Summit 2014. In the following interview Carlo Motta will be signalled as C.M and Mr Smits as R.J.S.   C.M. : It is a big honour and pleasure to welcome in […]

“Austerity was not the alternative!”, President Hannes Swoboda of the European Socialists and Democrats on another Sting Exclusive

  This revealing exclusive interview with President Hannes Swoboda, President of the Progressive Alliance of European Socialists and Democrats (S&D), was conducted by Carlo Motta at the European Sting’s pavilion during European Business Summit 2014. In the following interview Carlo Motta will be signalled as C.M and President Swoboda as H.S.   C.M.: I am very pleased to […]

“Will TTIP solve the massive EU-US unemployment? Absolutely not!” A revealing Sting Exclusive with Tim Bennett from the Transatlantic Business Council

This revealing exclusive interview with Mr Tim Bennett, Director General and CEO of the Transatlantic Business Council (TABC), was conducted by Carlo Motta at the European Sting’s pavilion during European Business Summit 2014. In the following interview Carlo Motta will be signalled as C.M and Tim Bennett as T.M. C.M.: It is a pleasure and honour to have here […]

The European Sting @ European Business Summit 2014 – the preview

The prestigious European Business Summit 2014 took place last week at Egmont Palace in Brussels. More than 1650 attendees this year, EU policy makers, businessmen and NGOs paid a visit to the business heart of Europe on 14 and 15 May. The European Sting, official media sponsor of the summit, as a keen follower of Europe’s most significant […]

Meet the Junior Enterprise network at JEWC 2014!

May 7, 2014 News Room Dear Junior Entrepreneur, meet Alex! He is a student willing to go the extra mile for his education in the field of work which he wants to join and ace. Alex is very open-minded; he often travels to places he has never been to and is on the look for […]

Brussels to point the finger to Washington for lack of commitment over TTIP

It was only last Wednesday, 30 April, that the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, together with top representatives from BusinessEurope paid a visit to the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC. The aim of the visit was not only to “reciprocate” the previous American visit in Brussels, but also to point the finger to […]

The Next Web 2014, the biggest European conference on Internet so far and the Absence of Brussels from Amsterdam

The time for Europe’s biggest conference on Internet had come and the European Sting’s team was in Amsterdam on 24 and 25 April 2014, as official media sponsor of The Next Web 2014, “Power to the People”. As every year, the Web’s biggest names came together at Westerpark in Amsterdam to share insights and views […]

EDRi @ European Business Summit 2014: Digital Citizenship in Brussels – the case of Net Neutrality

Written by Joe McNamee, Executive Director of European Digital Rights (EDRi) Net neutrality is a digital rights issue, par excellence. The internet has created huge opportunities for the exercise of freedom of communication, for freedom of assembly and for democracy. These opportunities have the same roots as the huge economic success of the internet: openness. […]

45th Anniversary of the French Confederation (Confédération Nationale des Junior Entreprises)

April 18, 2014 News Room On the 2nd of April 2014, approximately 500 Junior Entrepreneurs from the French Confederation (CNJE) met in Paris to celebrate their 45th anniversary. Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, and more specifically, an innovative direction, the event was a PechaKucha Night! JADE was also there to represent the international movement. For the […]

230 Junior Entrepreneurs and over 70 guests attended the International Congress on “Entrepreneurial Skills for Youth”

March 14, 2014 News Room The International Congress on “Entrepreneurial Skills for Youth”, organized by JADE, took place between 6th and 9th of March, in Brussels. The event gathered 230 Junior Entrepreneurs, of over 22 nationalities, representing 45 Junior Enterprises. Over 70 guests from businesses, entrepreneurs and corporations, European institutions, global organisations, foundations, educational institutions, […]

The MWC14 Sting Special Edition

 

ZTE @ MWC14: ZTE excels in all areas at this year’s Mobile World Congress

  Written by Dr Xiang Jiying, Director of Wireless Technology, ZTE Once again ZTE had a big presence at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) and demonstrated its global leadership in telecommunications equipment and network solutions.  Executives from all levels of the organisation were on hand to communicate the directions that ZTE will be taking in […]

The European Sting @ Mobile World Congress 2014, Creating What’s Next for the World. Can EU Policy follow?

It was the end of February and the time for the world’s biggest annual mobile technology event had come. The rendez-vous was given at the same place as last year; at the beautiful capital of Catalunya, Barcelona, that is also the Mobile World Capital. The European Sting was media sponsor of the world’s most magnificent […]

Israel @ MWC14: Israel The Start App Nation

Written by Amit Lang, Director-General, Israeli Ministry of Economy The vast array of innovative Israeli companies at this year’s Mobile World Congress attests to the fact that the “Startup Nation” is well on its way to becoming a premier “Start App Nation” as well. Add that to the recent number of billion dollar exits coming out […]

Greece @ MWC14: Greek-born mobile champions at MWC 2014

Written by Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, Chief Executive Officer at GLOBO For the second consecutive year, Greece is present in the greatest digital business event, the Mobile World Congress, with 34 innovative companies and institutions, in an official Greek pavilion in Hall 8.1, organized by our Association, HAMAC, the association of Hellenic Mobile Application Companies. Of course, in […]

NEC @ MWC14: “Smart cities” hold the key to enhancing citizens’ lives and cutting costs

Written by Jean-Matthias Bohli, Senior Researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe By 2030, 5 billion people — around 60% of the world’s population — will live in cities, compared with 3.6 billion today, turbocharging the world’s economic growth. City leaders in developing nations must cope with urbanisation on an unprecedented scale, while those in developed ones wrestle […]

Intel @ MWC14: Our Love Story with Mobile – Transforming Wireless Networks

Written by Bernadette Andrietti, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa Marketing, Intel Corporation Bursting with product launches, new technologies and insights from the biggest names in mobile, the recent Mobile World Congress was as exhilarating as ever.  Each year the show is a heady reminder of just how fast developments […]

MasterCard @ MWC14: Innovation in times of regulatory uncertainty

Written by Javier Perez, President of MasterCard Europe  It was that time of the year again. At the end of February, Mobile World Congress opened its doors in Barcelona for a week. This year’s edition saw the presentation of a myriad of innovative solutions in the mobile space. Some of the new devices and solutions […]

Aidex: the Global Humanitarian and Development Aid Event

On 13 – 14 November the biggest annual global Humanitarian and Development Aid event of Europe took place in Brussels and the European Sting, as the European media that follows closely the most important events at the Old Continent, was official media sponsor. During those two days at Brussels Expo exhibitors from United Nations High […]

Microsoft’s YouthSpark: a kiss of Life to European Youth from the European Parliament

Two weeks ago, on 14 November, the European Sting attended the event at the European Parliament, organized by the European Youth Forum and YouthIntergroup, titled “Internships: a Call for Quality”. Here we present the third piece of our Special Edition “European Youth & Employment”. This piece reflects the Industry’s perspective, and particularly the ICT sector’s […]

The European Youth Forum needs better signal for its “call” for Quality Internships

It was Thursday 14 November, just one day after the European Employment Forum, and the European Sting received the invitation to attend an event with the title “Internships: a call for quality” at the European Parliament, co-organized by the European Youth Forum and YouthIntergroup. Given the Sting’s significant interest and sensitivity to youth and particularly […]

European Employment Forum 2013 and not European Unemployment Forum 2014

The time had come for Europe’s most prestigious event on Employment and the European Sting was there as official media partner of the European Employment Forum 2013. Given that raging European unemployment is one of the most burning issues that our policy makers need to tackle urgently and sufficiently, all eyes were on the Crowne […]

European Business Summit 2014 Launch Event: “Energising Industrial Growth”

As we are writing the epilogue of 2013, collecting and assessing the bits and pieces of a rather important year in the EU Affairs, some people in Brussels are already pointing towards 2014, a milestone year for the EU for many. There is no doubt that one of the biggest 2014 challenges will be for […]

European Development Days 2013

December 2, 2013 News Room Victor Soto, Thiago Millnitz The 8th edition of European Development Days took place between the 26th and the 27th of November, gathering an impressive number of participants that came from all over the world. The working title was “A decent life for all by 2030 – Building a consensus for […]

While EU Open Days 2013 discuss the 2020 strategy, Microsoft shares a glimpse of EU 2060

As we move towards the middle of October, the most important annual events in Brussels start taking place one after the other. Last week it was the turn of the 11th European Week of Regions and Cities under the annual open dialogue forum series called Open Days 2013. The event offered the opportunity to EU […]

GSMA Mobile 360: Connecting Cities, Connecting Lives, Connecting Europe

Traditionally the first week of September in Brussels is the time when you see grumpy faces walking around the European Quarter thinking that the time they were lying on a beach is over for good. Most EU stakeholders did not miss their flight back and neither did the powerful network of influencers. One of this […]

250 days until the European Parliament elections

By pieter.baert91@gmail.com While the European Parliament (EP) is taking its annual summer-break, its MEPs will hardly have time to enjoy their holiday. With only some 250 days to go until the European Parliament elections, the candidates will obviously already be planning their electoral campaigns. While 250 days may seem an adequate time to eloquently explain to […]