EU-Wide Survey: In face of Ukraine war, Citizens close ranks in support of EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Russia’s war against Ukraine has strengthened public support for the EU, the EP Spring Eurobarometer survey published today finds. Almost two thirds (65%) of Europeans see EU membership as a good thing. This is the highest result since 2007, when it was at 58%. […]

Readout of EU-US Task Force on European Energy Security Meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU-US Task Force on European Energy Security met virtually on June 22, 2022 convened by co-chairs Amos Hochstein, US Senior Advisor for Energy Security, and Björn Seibert, Head of Cabinet of the European Commission President, and under the leadership of Ditte Juul Jørgensen, […]

Food security: EU to step up its support to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today a proposal to mobilise €600 million from the reserves of the European Development Fund to address the current food security crisis aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These funds will support African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to cope with the […]

3 anti-corruption takeaways from the war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International, Nicola Bonucci, Partner, Investigations & Compliance, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker Rachel Davidson Raycraft, Judicial Law Clerk, US District Courts The war in Ukraine has shown how financial markets and anti-corruption are […]

3 ways to build a sustainable and digital Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Baifeng Lin, President, Huawei Asia Pacific Region, Huawei Technologies Many countries in Asia-Pacific have released national digitalization strategies. Cloud and computing technologies are the cornerstone of the digital frontier. For digital economies to thrive they must adopt an […]

EU and Egypt step up cooperation on climate, energy and the green transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today in Cairo, on the occasion of the visit of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and her meeting with Egyptian President El Sisi, theEU and Egypt issued a joint statement on climate, energy and the green transition. President von der Leyen said: “We […]

California’s road map to net-zero can be a blueprint for other regions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pedro J. Pizarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edison International, and a Vice Chairman, Edison Electric Institute Climate warnings from the IPCC highlight the urgent need to cut global emissions. The US state of California is making great […]

Serious breach of international law: MEPs call on UK not to adopt new bill

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The UK Contact Group co-Chairs David McAllister, Bernd Lange and Nathalie Loiseau issued the following statement on Tuesday after a meeting with Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič. “We are deeply concerned with the UK’s unilateral action, which constitutes a serious and unacceptable breach of international […]

Turkey: EU provides additional €50 million humanitarian aid to support vulnerable refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission announces €50 million to support vulnerable refugees and their host communities in Turkey. This humanitarian aid will go to specialised healthcare services and help address protection issues including legal counselling, psychosocial support, as well as access to civil documentation. This […]

Ukraine: Commission presents guidance to help people fleeing war access jobs, training and adult learning

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine and its civilians, over 7 million people have fled Ukraine and reached the EU. So far, only a relatively small number of those of working age have entered the EU labour market, though the number […]

How climate change is causing an insurance crisis in Australia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Climate change is leading to worsening wildfires and floods in Australia. A new report says insurance will become increasingly unaffordable or unavailable in large parts of the country due to extreme weather. […]

State aid: Commission approves 500 million Finnish scheme to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved an €500 million scheme to support companies active in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022, based on Article 107(3)(b) […]

EU sets up €20 million support for Ukrainian start-ups through European Innovation Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has launched an ambitious €20 million action to support the Ukrainian innovation community. Through a targeted amendment of the 2022 European Innovation Council (EIC) work programme, the new initiative will support at least 200 Ukrainian deep tech start-ups with up to […]

European Commission and United States sign cooperation arrangement on preparedness and response to public health threats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the statement by President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. President Joe Biden marking the second Global COVID-19 Summit, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have signed an arrangement to strengthen cooperation on preparedness and response to […]

Ukraine: EU boosts operational support to humanitarian organisations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As humanitarian needs continue to rise in Ukraine due to the illegal Russian invasion, the EU is providing direct operational support to aid organisations working inside the country. In this regard, the EU has set-up and fully funded two warehouses in Ukraine, respectively in […]

Russian war crimes in Ukraine: EU supports the International Criminal Court investigation with €7.25 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has launched a new project, under its Foreign Policy Instrument, to support the investigation capacities of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with €7.25 million. This project, which was first announced by HRVP in Kyiv, is part of the EU’s efforts […]

EU and US agree to strengthen coordination on the enforcement of export controls on Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the US Commerce Department have agreed to strengthen coordination on the enforcement of export controls on Russia, building on the excellent cooperation under the US-EU Trade and Technology Council. In a meeting in Brussels, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, […]

Russia’s war on Ukraine: EU adopts sixth package of sanctions against Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the adoption of the sixth package of restrictive measures against Russia. Sanctions are among the EU’s most visible, direct and powerful responses to Russia’s brutal and unprovoked attack on Ukraine, including systemic violence and atrocities against the civilian population. This […]

Emerging Asia faces a post-COVID inequality trap. Here’s how to avoid it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Pascal Duvieusart, Member of the Board; Chief Executive Officer, Home Credit, PPF Emerging Asia is in danger of falling into an inequality trap as it recovers from the pandemic. The region’s poorest have been hit hardest by a […]

Preparing for Africa’s growing global role

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets A panel of public and private sector leaders, including Patrick Achi, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, met at Davos 2022 to discuss […]

Cost of living: This chart shows how the price of products has risen in the US

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 An economist has warned that the US is on the verge of a ‘cost of living’ crisis due to rapid inflation. Food prices increased by 9.4% on average in the year to […]

Building jobs for Ukraine: How one recruitment company supported those fleeing war

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer, The Adecco Group Adecco Group had more than 1,700 associates and colleagues working in Ukraine when Russian forces invaded in February. The company quickly set up the Jobs for Ukraine platform, to support […]

‘This is a war for our identity’: Q&A with Ukraine’s foreign minister

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba was in conversation with the World Economic Forum at Davos 2022. From sanctions, to NATO and energy, he spoke with CNBC’s […]

These doctors are using boats to bring healthcare to a remote African archipelago

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 Everyday medical emergencies can become life threatening for people who live on islands. For the 3,000 inhabitants of Lamu County, Kenya, treatment used to be an eight-hour boat ride away. But now […]

How Africa’s free trade area is an opportunity for recovery and development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chido Munyati, Head of Regional Agenda, Africa, World Economic Forum Sub-Saharan Africa has been hard hit by the pandemic – 39 million more people have since fallen into poverty. With rising energy and food prices the region needs […]

Ukraine: The Commission proposes rules on freezing and confiscating assets of oligarchs violating restrictive measures and of criminals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is proposing to add the violation of EU restrictive measures to the list of EU crimes. The Commission is also proposing new reinforced rules on asset recovery and confiscation, which will also contribute to the implementation of EU restrictive measures. […]

How China’s efforts are advancing global development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Ivey, Chief Representative Officer, China Office, World Economic Forum Beijing China’s Global Development Initiative aims to bring renewed attention to the immediate challenges that threaten our global ability to deliver the SDGs. Some good examples are emerging […]

Albania and North Macedonia: MEPs demand EU starts accession talks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In two reports adopted on Thursday, which assess Albania and North Macedonia’s progress on the path towards EU membership, the Parliament asks the Council to officially start accession negotiations with these two countries, noting the geostrategic context of relations with Russia and its aggression […]

EU disburses €600 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today disbursed €600 million in Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) to Ukraine. Following Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion, this urgent financial support helps Ukraine address its acute financing gap related to its exceptional humanitarian and defence needs. […]

Russian war crimes in Ukraine: Commission welcomes European Parliament’s adoption of Eurojust’s reinforced mandate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Parliament adopted the Commission’s proposal to reinforce Eurojust’s mandate to collect and preserve evidence of war crimes. Following the provisional agreement by the EU Ambassadors yesterday, it would now be for EU Ministers to formally adopt the amended Eurojust Regulation before […]

Ukraine: MEPs want a special international tribunal for crimes of aggression

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The special international tribunal should investigate Russian leaders and military commanders and their allies for the crime of aggression against Ukraine. In the resolution adopted on Thursday, Parliament calls on the EU to take all necessary action in international proceedings and courts to support […]

EU must strengthen support for citizens and businesses and help for Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call for funding to deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine, by confiscating Russian oligarchs’ assets, new EU own resources, and using the existing EU budget fully. Adopting a resolution on the economic and social consequences for the EU of Russia’s […]

EIB Board approves €4 billion credit line along with the EMBRACE Advisory Platform to support the integration of refugees from Ukraine in EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The €4 billion credit line aims to support EU Member States hosting people fleeing from Russia’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine and to develop vital public infrastructure for refugees and host communities. The Board approval follows the EIB’s pledge at the global fundraising event “Stand […]