Team Europe: EU and Germany join forces with the Government of Bangladesh to safeguard the livelihoods of workers in export-oriented industries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union and Germany are joining forces with the Government of Bangladesh and will provide €113 million to safeguard the livelihoods of vulnerable workers in the garment and leather export-oriented industries. Due to the unprecedented socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, these workers […]

This is how we can save millions of people from extreme poverty after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Millions more people could be pushed into extreme poverty by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new United Nations study says. A sluggish economic recovery will add 200 million to the number of the […]

Closing the gaps in accelerating women’s right: the role of medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Meeshan Singhal, a 23 year-old 3rd year medical student at Rural medical college from Maharashtra, India. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

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 […]

Relations with the UK: Commission proposes targeted contingency measures to prepare for possible “no-deal” scenario

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. While the Commission will continue to do its utmost to reach a mutually beneficial agreement with the UK, there is now significant uncertainty whether a deal will be in place on 1 January 2021. The European Commission has today put forward a set of […]

Deal on EU funds for common asylum, migration and integration policies up to 2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, EP and Council reached a political agreement over the budgetary priorities of EU asylum, migration and integration policies over the next seven years. The renewed Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), part of the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027, will amount to […]

Deal on financing a just energy transition in EU regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, EP and Council reached a provisional agreement on setting up the Just Transition Fund to mitigate the social impact of greening the economy. The Just Transition Fund (JTF), worth 17.5 billion EUR, is one of the EU’s key tools to support regions […]

4 myths about corruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content 9 December is International Anti-Corruption Day. During COVID-19, corruption has seen funds diverted away from those in need, says the United Nations Secretary-General. From the prevalence of corruption in rich countries to […]

Medical education and violence against women: a gap in women’s rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Carolina Sawadi Guizilini and Ms. Maria Victória Lima Waquim, two medical students at Unicesumar, Brazil . They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and […]

The European Climate Pact: empowering citizens to shape a greener Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today launched the European Climate Pact, an EU-wide initiative inviting people, communities and organisations to participate in climate action and build a greener Europe. As part of the European Green Deal, the Climate Pact offers a space for everyone to share information, […]

Security Union: A Counter-Terrorism Agenda and stronger Europol to boost the EU’s resilience

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting a new Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the EU to step up the fight against terrorism and violent extremism and boost the EU’s resilience to terrorist threats. Building on the work done in recent years, the Agenda seeks to support Member […]

A fundamental transport transformation: Commission presents its plan for green, smart and affordable mobility

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission presented today its ‘Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy’ together with an Action Plan of 82 initiatives that will guide our work for the next four years. This strategy lays the foundation for how the EU transport system can achieve its green […]

5 steps to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine distribution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlos Grau Tanner, Director-General, Global Express Association & Sean Doherty, Head, International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum As COVID-19 vaccines become available, the question becomes how to distribute them around the world. The Global Express Association proposes […]

Deal on an enhanced information system for visas in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament and Council’s negotiators agreed on a reform of the Visa Information System that works well with key databases and respects fundamental rights. According to the political agreement reached on Tuesday, the future Visa Information System (VIS) Regulation will establish clear conditions for access […]

Should trade continue to be global after the pandemic?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Cooper, Chief Executive, Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking, Standard Chartered Bank The advantages China offers will not become available closer to home and the costs of reshoring are high and often prohibitive. Opportunities for global trade will […]

Home working has exposed us all to more cybercrime. Here’s how to close the breach

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruth Shoham, Chief Executive for Strategy and Partnerships, Israeli National Cyber Directorate & Yosi Aviram, Director, Cyber Cooperation, Israeli National Cyber Directorate Cybercrime’s attack surface has increased because of the switch to home working. • There is a […]

Medical students and their ability to edify women’s rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Luísa Eugênio Farias, 22 years old, a first year medical student at UNICESUMAR, located in Maringá, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

Detecting online child sexual abuse requires strong safeguards

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Civil Liberties Committee wants safeguards to ensure that tools used to detect and remove online child sexual abuse respect people’s fundamental rights. The proposed regulation will provide for limited and temporary changes to the rules governing the privacy of electronic communications so that […]

Team Europe: Digital4Development Hub launched to help shape a fair digital future across the globe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will officially launch the Digital4Development (D4D) Hub in the presence of representatives from the five Hub-founding EU Member States, under the German EU Council Presidency. The platform gathers key stakeholders from EU Member States, private sector, […]

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 […]

Mergers: Commission approves DIC’s acquisition of BASF Colors & Effects, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of BASF Colors & Effects by the DIC Corporation (‘DIC’). The approval is conditional on full compliance with a commitments package offered by DIC. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of […]

We can’t wait to act on emissions. Here’s how to get to net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anthony Robert Hobley, Execituve Director, Mission Possible, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has caused the largest emissions drop since World War II, giving us a head start on limiting global temperature rise by 2030. Companies have a major responsibility […]

Why collaboration will be key to creating the workforce of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicky Black, Director, Social and Economic Development, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) The COVID-19 pandemic has expedited the technological changes already disrupting the workforce and the mining and metals sector; The World Economic Forum’s Future of […]

Women in medicine: carrying on historic struggles and broadening horizons

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr João Pedro Cadore and Ms. Eduarda Pereira de Barros, two fourth year medical students at UniCesumar, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and […]

EU Budget 2021 deal: supporting the recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs have fought for and obtained better support for key EU programmes creating jobs, tackling the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and boosting climate action. On Friday, the negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council reached a common understanding on the 2021 EU […]

State aid: Commission requires Italy to put an end to tax exemptions for ports

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has required Italy to abolish the corporate tax exemptions granted to its ports, in order to align its tax regime with EU State aid rules. Profits earned by port authorities from economic activities must be taxed under normal national corporate tax […]

Why COVID-19 shows the future not the end of globalization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Pearson, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express, Deutsche Post DHL The COVID-19 pandemic shows us that global connectedness is not a problem, but a solution that can benefit us all; Despite the pandemic, globalization has proved far more […]

The Fight for Women’s Rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jainil Devani, a First Year Medical Student at GMERS Gotri Medical College, Vadodara, India. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

6.1 billion EUR for sustainable fisheries and safeguarding fishing communities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Friday, EU legislators reached a provisional agreement on how EU countries will be able to spend funds allocated to fisheries and aquaculture for 2021-2027. The European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) for the period 2021-2027 amounts to 6.1 billion EUR (6.108 billion […]

COVID-19 put 1.6 billion children out of school. Here’s how to upgrade education post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amel Karboul, CEO, Education Outcomes Fund • Many of the 1.6 billion children out of school during the pandemic may never return. • Of those who do, more than half will not receive the education required for basic […]

Web Summit: EIB finances Worldsensing with €10 million to develop next-generation industrial monitoring solution

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU bank supports the start-up’s R&D strategy, focused on innovative growth and market expansion. The company’s product Loadsensing increases reliability, efficiency and safety of critical infrastructures through monitoring within mining, construction and The project is supported by the Investment Plan for Europe and […]

How the US election result could light the touch paper of hope for disability justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Austin, CEO, Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub Expansive notions of power help to drive social progress. The incoming US administration represents a stride forwards for inclusion. Some 900m disabled people around the world lack basic aids like […]

How to make your business thrive by doing good

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laurent Marbacher, Author and consultant and Isaac Getz Author and professor, ESCP Europe Business School Doing good indiscriminately is a pitfall, because it’s not effective enough. A company cannot maximize its profits and minimize its environmental damage at […]