Von der Leyen discusses a new Transatlantic agenda at 2021 Munich Security Conference

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Speaking at 2021 Special edition of the Munich Security Conference on 19 February, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen focused on climate change and digital transformation as two major topics that could be driving the EU-US new global agenda. She touched […]

EU Budget 2021 approved: supporting the recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Commitment appropriations for 2021 total €164.3 billion; payment appropriations total €166.1 billion. The details of the 4 December agreement between Parliament and Council are available here. After Council formally approved the agreement with Parliament on Monday, Parliament approved the budget on Friday by 540 […]

European Commission to issue €62.9 billion worth bonds under existing programmes in 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today confirmed its plan for bond issuances in 2021 under its existing borrowing programmes. These include the SURE instrument to support short-term employment schemes in the EU Member States, the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism (EFSM) to refinance debt to two […]

2021 EU budget must focus on supporting a sustainable recovery from the pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The main focus of the 2021 budget should be to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and support the recovery, building on the Green Deal and digital transformation. Next year’s budget – the first of the 2021-2027 financing period – should “promote fair, inclusive […]

These Harvard scientists think we’ll have to socially distance until 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Not enough is known about COVID-19 to predict its future course. There is a strong risk that a second spike in infections could overwhelm healthcare systems once lockdowns are lifted. Some form […]

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 over coronavirus concerns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josephine Moulds, Freelance journalist The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus, ending weeks of speculation over whether they would go ahead in July. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the decision after Japanese Prime […]

Except Poland, can climate change also wait until 2021 for the EU Market Stability Reserve to be launched?

The EU member states came to an agreement last Wednesday regarding the set up of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) which will eventually lead to further discussions and negotiations with the European Parliament (EP) on the 30th of March. The starting date of the MSR is proposed to be 2021, in contrast with what “big” countries […]