EU-US Trade and Technology Council: strengthening our renewed partnership in turbulent times

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU and the US have today reaffirmed their close cooperation to address global trade and technology challenges in line with their shared commitment to democracy, freedom and human rights. Meeting at the second Ministerial Meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in […]

These US cities are producing the most solar energy

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 Solar power continues to expand rapidly in the US, a new report says. Nine cities now have more solar power than the entire country did a decade ago. There is now enough […]

The US must rethink how it uses and reuses wastewater

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fidan Karimova, Practice Leader, Global Sustainability, Water Environment Federation & Jessie Israel, Puget Sound Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy More than 80% of the world’s sewage gets discharged into waterways, which pollutes lakes, rivers, and the ocean. A […]

Financial services: European Commission adopts additional equivalence decisions for US exchanges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a decision declaring that a number of United States exchanges supervised by the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) are equivalent to EU regulated markets. As a result, derivatives traded on these US exchanges will now be treated as […]

Five things you need to know about Biden’s executive order on cryptocurrency

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aiden Slavin, Project Lead, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum Executive order talks of opportunities and risks of digital assets. It signals a clear recognition of the role and significance of cryptocurrency. But does not set […]

What the US soccer equal pay case means for sports

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Igual Paija, Community Specialist: Media, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum and Hesham Zafar, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum In a case that has implications for the sports world, the US […]

How cancer affects disadvantaged groups in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content The risk of dying from cancer in the US has fallen, but there is a disparity in health outcomes. This is caused by socioeconomic disadvantage and persistent structural racism, the American Cancer […]

EU-US Energy Council: Opening remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Simson

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell : Secretary Blinken, Secretary Granholm, Commissioner, Ambassador Etienne, We convene today in an environment characterised by geopolitical turbulence, particularly in the Eastern Neighbourhood of Europe. While we meet under the gathering storm cloud, our discussions take a greater relevance.  We […]

Biden’s Cancer Moonshot and how innovation and collaboration can close the cancer care gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US and currently where you live determines your patient experience. President Biden has relaunched the Cancer […]

Food safety: EU and US resume trade of bivalve molluscs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As from the end of this month, trade of molluscan shellfish – such as mussels, clams, oysters and scallops – will resume between the EU and the US. Two EU Member States (Spain and the Netherlands) will be allowed to export molluscan shellfish to […]

Joint statement by President von der Leyen and President Biden on U.S.-EU cooperation on energy security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. We are jointly committed to Europe’s energy security and sustainability and to accelerating the global transition to clean energy. We also share the objective of ensuring the energy security of Ukraine and the progressive integration of Ukraine with the EU gas and electricity markets. […]

New York is building a wall of oysters to fight flooding

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content The sea level around Battery, New York, has risen by nearly nine inches since 1950. Tidal flooding has increased by 247% in some areas of New York since 2000. Rising seas make […]

The US is saving lives – and energy costs – with this one radical change to its traffic system

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 Traffic lights are often seen as the best solution to road safety at junctions. But a growing number of US states are replacing them with roundabouts. And they are saving lives as […]

Joint EU-US Statement on a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The United States and the EU have today taken joint steps to re-establish historical transatlantic trade flows in steel and aluminium and to strengthen their partnership and address shared challenges in the steel and aluminium sector.  As a part of that partnership, they intend […]

2030 SDGs: The change must come from the US

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Otumara Urowoli Jessica, a 5th year medical  student currently studying in Sumy State University, Ukraine. She is affiliated with 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 […]

What is the US infrastructure bill? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content The US Senate has passed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The ‘historic’ bill promises vital investment in areas from roads, bridges and trains to broadband access and clean drinking […]

US jobseekers have a record 10 million openings to choose from – but why?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content America had a record 10.1 million job openings in June. It came as businesses reported struggling to hire enough staff to fill vacancies. A rising quit rate could suggest workers are more […]

US fossil fuel consumption is at its lowest in 30 years. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content US fossil fuel consumption fell by 9% in 2020, says the Energy Information Administration. Coal accounted for 13% of US fossil fuel consumption in 2020, its lowest annual share since 1949. Petroleum […]

This is how the US energy market is shifting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer , Formative Content Use of coal in the US has dropped by half. Natural gas is now 38% of the US energy mix. Clean energy solutions are favoured by Biden. Global leaders hope to […]

10 ways American workers view their future economic opportunities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Identity, childcare and financial instability are among the reported barriers to future prosperity. Black respondents were 4.5 times more likely than white respondents to say their race was a barrier to future […]

The US pipeline attack shows the energy sector must act now on cybersecurity. Here are 6 ways how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leo Simonovich, Vice President and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy & Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum • The recent ransomware attack on a major US pipeline owner outlines the vulnerability […]

What the cyber-attack on the US oil and gas pipeline means and how to increase security

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Lead, Strategic Initiatives, World Economic Forum & Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Georges De Moura, Head of Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The recent cyber-attack on the US […]

How the pandemic has affected mental health in America

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Worries about infection, job security and childcare are impacting people’s mental health. 55% of women and 38% of men say the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health. 31% of black adults, […]

A Californian city gave people $500 a month – no strings attached. Here’s what happened

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content 125 people in the US city of Stockton received monthly payments of $500 for two years. At the start of the project, 28% of the recipients were in full-time work; that rose […]

The US needs partners to tackle the security risks of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin & Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines & Florian Krampe, Programme Director, Stockholm International […]

Pandemic fuels culture of institutional mistrust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Edelman, President, Edelman 2020 was the year of two equally destructive viruses: the pandemic and the infodemic. Global report highlights that government and media, the usual sources of verifiable information in a crisis, have failed to meet […]

The US is building a bike trail that runs coast-to-coast across 12 states

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content The Great American Rail-Trail will be almost 6,000km when complete, and will serve 50 million people within 80km of the route. Trails have proved invaluable for recreation and transport during lockdown. Cycling and […]

Confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine grows in UK and US, but global concerns about side effects are on the rise

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum The latest World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey on vaccine confidence shows that strong intent to get a COVID-19 vaccine has risen in the UK and the US, two countries where vaccines have […]

The pandemic’s effects on US jobs in charts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content 9.8 million fewer Americans were in work at the end of November compared to February. The leisure and hospitality industry has been the worst affected. Unemployment rose faster, and is falling more […]

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 […]

It’s 100 years since US women got the right to vote, but how has gender equality changed?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content This year marks the 100th anniversary of US women getting the right to vote. But data from the Global Gender Report shows there’s still a long way to go to reach gender parity […]

How has policy affected employment in small businesses in the US?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahu Yildirmaz, Head, ADP Research Institute; Labour Economist, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) The US government allocated $700 billion for the Paycheck Protection Programme (PPP) aimed at small businesses. Employment ended up around 2% higher in firms that were […]

Remote working and online shopping could drive 14 million cars off US roads – permanently

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content  In 2019, US motorists drove equivalent of 337 round trips from Earth to Pluto. Lockdown meant a 64% drop in car usage, according to a KPMG report. 14 million fewer cars may […]