Trump-China trade war lingers upsetting global economy and stock markets

The trade war between US and China has escalated in the last few days when Trump decided to announce tariffs on Chinese goods worthy of 50 billion dollars. The latter was not left unanswered by Beijing that fought back with similar announcements. However, the trade threats continued with the US warning to impose additional tariffs […]

How cities can lead the way in bridging the global housing gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dag Detter, Former director at Sweden’s Ministry of Industry Every day, some 200,000 people are moving into cities across the globe. Finding an affordable place to call home is not just a worry for young people in the […]

Draghi to hold on zero interest rates until he leaves ECB

The announcement of the end of the monthly money injections into Eurozone by Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank was not received in the capital markets as a hawkish toughening of monetary policy, as it theoretically should have been. The reasons are many. On the contrary, the euro lost more ground with […]

How smart tech helps cities fight terrorism and crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Research Director, Igarapé Institute Today’s cities are on the frontline of crime and terrorism. While some of them are clearly more at risk than others, all of them are vulnerable. Not surprisingly, cities are experimenting with […]

What the global Internet’s stakeholders can learn from Europe’s new data law

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Sepulveda, Vice President for Global Government Relations, MediaMath When Europe’s new data law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), went into force on May 25, it pushed a decades-long global debate over privacy and the proper regulatory […]

How migrants who send money home have become a global economic force

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Lacy Swing, Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM) More people are on the move around the world than ever before. An estimated 258 million people are currently living outside their country of origin. Every migrant chooses to […]

Germany takes cover from Trump in Eurozone and decides to pay for it

Nobody in Germany doubts it any more that Donald Trump’s America is not a friendly country and market any more, or a guarantor of European security, as was the case for the last 70 years after WWII. To ward off any confusion about that, the German ambassador to the US made a clear statement. Peter […]

G7 summit: Trump Vs. G6 leaders on trade and climate change

US President Donald Trump continued yesterday his fierceful critic to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the aftermath of last weekend’s G7 summit which took place in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada with the seven largest advanced economies in the world to discuss about gender equality, women’s empowerment, clean energy, and economic growth that works for […]

Google prepares to final EU judgement over Android antitrust case

A final word on the thorny EU vs Google case over Android antitrust charges could arrive as soon as next month, according to people familiar with the matter. Late last week, Reuters announced that the EU antitrust investigation into Google’s operative system Android could be on the way of concluding shortly, and that the American […]

To Brexit, or not to Brexit…rather not: 10 Downing Street, London

Almost exactly two years have elapsed after the Brits voted to leave the European Union. Tomorrow, Tuesday 12 June, the elected lower House of the Parliament, the Commons, is expected to open the way for Britain to remain in EU’s customs union and the single market for an extended period of time. Most probably, Prime […]

The G7 should take the lead on ocean targets for 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations Seven of the world’s most powerful heads of state are meeting in Quebec. Fortunately, their host Canada has put saving the ocean at the heart of their […]

If we don’t protect the ocean, humanitarian disaster awaits

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Overfishing and climate change threaten the vital food supply of more than one billion people. They are the driving forces behind the deteriorating health of […]

We need greater protection for our oceans. We can’t let politics stand in the way

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Rogers, Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford “Thick fogs, snow storms, intense cold, and every other thing that can render navigation dangerous, must be encountered; and these difficulties are greatly heightened by the […]

How a teen refugee survived a shipwreck and saved a baby’s life

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melissa Fleming, Spokesperson for the High Commissioner/ Chief of Communications, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) This excerpt is from Melissa Fleming’s new book “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea”. The book was chosen as June’s […]

At last Germany to negotiate the costs for a really cohesive Eurozone

Finally, Germany blinked. Chancellor Angela Merkel at last decided  to clearly respond and, up to a certain degree, uphold French President Emmanuel Macron’s ideas, about reforming the Eurozone, in order not only to save it from unraveling, but, if  possibe, to make it more cohesive and stronger. In an interview to last Sunday’s issue of […]

Businesses, governments and consumers to implement a more climate-friendly approach to #BeatPlasticPollution on World Environment Day 2018

Everyone addressed plastic pollution yesterday celebrating the UN World Environment Day which this year is hosted in New Delhi, India. The global campaign of the U.N. to create awareness and urge companies, NGO’s, communities and governments to tackle this heavy burden was highlighted on June 5 with the launch of a report from UN Environment. […]

The secret to ending war? It’s too easy: more women in peace negotiations

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tiffany Misrahi, Community Lead, Aviation, Travel & Tourism Industries, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum LLC We’re all aware of the gender imbalance in boardrooms, Hollywood studios and politics. But what about global peace talks? Only 4% of […]

Here’s how we can make innovation more inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gudela Grote, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology, Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, ETH Zurich & Thomas A Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, Professor of Work and Employment Research, Co-Director of the MIT Sloan Institute […]

US-EU trade war: Berlin fearful of the second round

Finally, Trump did it. He declared war against his country’s closest and more loyal allies Canada, the European Union and Mexico. In the case of the EU though, things may be more complicated than the super tariffs on steel and aluminum products of 25% and 10% respectively, imposed as from 1 June by the US […]

Chart of the day: When do young Europeans leave home?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content The age at which you leave home depends a lot on where you live, according to data from the European Union’s statistical arm Eurostat. In most northern and western EU member states, on average […]

“We always honor our words, and in that respect we expect our partners to honor their words as well”, China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi highlights live from Brussels

Earlier this morning the High Representative/Vice-President Ms Federica Mogherini met with Mr Wang Yi, State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China during the annual and much anticipated EU-China Strategic Dialogue. Last year, this high level dialogue meeting took place in Beijing and this year it was naturally Brussels’ turn. […]

There’s a new global technology race. It needs better trade rules

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Anabel González, Senior Director, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, The World Bank Competition to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution is fierce. Governments and firms across the globe are engaging in legitimate – and illegitimate – acts to […]

Why Italy will not follow the Greek road; Eurozone to change or unravel

the next Italian election is, very probably, to take place within the next few months or even weeks. Then, Berlin, the rest of Eurozone capitals and probably the entire western financial world will learn, if it’s still politically possible to ask just one country’s taxpayers to save an obviously faltering global financial system. The test […]

Work Together to Build a New Type of International Relations and a Community with a Shared Future for Humanity

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Mr Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Is China’s rise peaceful? What does a rising China mean to the global […]

EU Finance ministers agree on new banking capital rules and move closer to Banking Union

Press conference by EC Vice-Presidents Valdis Dombrovskis (left) and Jyrki Katainen, on the Commission's proposals in the framework of the financial union (Source: EC Audiovisual Services / Copyright: EU, 2018 / Photo by Georges Boulougouris)

Last week, European Union finance ministers have reached an agreement on a package of measures to reform bank capital rules in the bloc. The so-called banking package, aimed at creating a sort of “Banking Union” among the Member States, is expected to be a major step towards further strengthening the resilience of the EU banking […]

Macron in St. Petersburg didn’t oppose Trump on Iran, in Putin’s presence

Emmanuel Macron, the French President, who has regained the European political initiative for his country, traveled to St. Petersburg, in Russia last Thursday. This was not an official state visit though. Macron just decided to participate in St. Petersburg’s annual International Economic Forum (SPIEF). A high end business delegation accompanied him. Macron met Putin only […]

Here’s the secret to financing a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Enrico Lo Giudice, Research Associate, MainStreet Partners Sustainable investment is one of the biggest trends in financial services. More and more investors are becoming aware of their power to make a positive impact while earning healthy financial returns. […]

This is how people in Europe are helping lead the energy charge

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rob Smith, Formative Content. The views expressed in this article belong to the author and not necessarily to The European Sting. Denmark generated 74% of its energy from renewable sources in 2017, making it a world leader in renewable […]

“The Belt and Road Initiative should be mutually beneficial for EU and China and every participating country”, Vice-President Papadimoulis of the European Parliament underscores from European Business Summit 2018

Following Ambassador Zhang’s opening speech at the European Business Summit’s roundtable “Visions and Actions: China-EU Dialogue on the Belt and Road Initiative”, The Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mr Dimitrios Papadimoulis, took the floor to express the European Parliament’s genuine view of the BRI. The European Sting was at the Egmont Palace, where the European […]

America writes-off Iran, blocks Europe’s Tehran talks

While the European Union and more so Germany have being relentlessly working to save the nuclear non-proliferation deal with Iran, last Monday the new US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, shattered any opening for negotiations with Tehran. Until Pompeo dropped his bombshell, the EU was discussing a new pact with Iran, on the basis of […]