Forest fires: European Commission puts its firefighting fleet in place for the 2022 season

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, the EU’s fleet of firefighting aircraft will be operational to help European countries fight forest fires throughout peak season. The fleet is part of rescEU, a European reserve of resources that responds to emergencies. Positioned in Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Spain […]

Eurobarometer: Europeans set defence and energy autonomy as key priorities for 2022

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 […]

Is globalization dead? Author and columnist Thomas Friedman in conversation at Davos 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Listen to some of the best discussions at the World Economic Forum on the Agenda Dialogues podcast. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts here. On this episode, author and columnist Thomas Friedman talks to the Forum’s Adrian Monck about […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission completes the second successful bond issuance in 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today raised a further €10 billion in NextGenerationEU funds through its second bond syndication of 2022. The 10-year bond, due on 06 July 2032, brings the total financing raised under the programme to €91 billion. This placement will continue to […]

The European response to the refugee and migrant crisis: how can we all work to make 2022 a year of action and respect for human rights?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a 5th year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine and Ms. Esther Esther Patience Nansubuga, a 3rd year medical student at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

Here’s how much waste people in the EU produced in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content People in the EU generated an average of 505 kilogrammes of waste in 2020, up nearly 10% since 1995. Denmark and Luxembourg created the most municipal rubbish. Only seven member states produced […]

What do employees want most from their work life in 2022?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content The growth of remote working is causing many employees to rethink how they approach their work day. Workers are looking to their employer to prioritize wellbeing and purpose. Flexible working conditions, work-life balance […]

European response towards the refugee and migrant crisis: how can we all make 2022 a year of action and respect to human rights?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Oti Victor Nkemsinachi, a 3rd year student of Sumy state University, Ukraine. He 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

What worries the world in 2022?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Omicron variant has pushed COVID-19 back to the top of the world’s worry list, latest Ipsos data reveals. 63% of the 28 countries surveyed claim their country is heading in the […]

Winter 2022 Economic Forecast: Growth expected to regain traction after winter slowdown

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Winter 2022 Economic Forecast projects that, following a notable expansion by 5.3% in 2021, the EU economy will grow by 4.0% in 2022 and 2.8% in 2023. Growth in the euro area is also expected at 4.0% in 2022, moderating to 2.7% in […]

5 things to know about India’s 2022 budget speech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sriram Gutta, Deputy Head, India and South Asia, World Economic Forum, Viraj Mehta, Head of Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva & Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda […]

Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection and energy 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. What are the main changes introduced in the revised Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection and energy (‘CEEAG’)? The new Guidelines provide the framework for public authorities to support the European Green Deal objectives efficiently and with minimum distortions of competition. In […]

5 tech trends to watch in 2022

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 Self-fertilizing crops are one of the world’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies, according to the World Economic Forum and Scientific American. Other technology trends include developments in low-carbon shipping and 3D-printed homes. Expect […]

This is what people around the world predict will happen in 2022 – Ipsos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content The annual Ipsos poll captures predictions from residents of 33 different global markets. More than three-quarters of respondents are optimistic that this year will be better than the last. Optimism is high about […]

Creative Europe: Increased budget in 2022 to support cultural and creative sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted the 2022 work programme of Creative Europe, which will be followed by the launch of the relevant calls for proposals. With a budget of around €385 million, nearly €100 million more compared to 2021, Creative Europe strengthens its support […]

COVID-19: What do we know about Omicron in 2022?

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 The World Health Organization has warned against calling the COVID-19 Omicron variant ‘mild’. A new wave of COVID-19 infections is sweeping the globe, caused by the new Omicron variant. From symptoms to […]

Amazon’s tech training chief on keeping skills sharp in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Subscribe to Meet The Leader on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Meet The Leader is a fortnightly podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on vaccine sharing in 2021 and targets for 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is the biggest donor of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines so far. As Team Europe we have exceeded our vaccine-sharing target in 2021. We promised to share 250 million doses with low and middle income countries by the end of 2021. […]

EU and US officials discuss efforts to donate and deliver 1.7 billion vaccine doses around the world by mid-2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Senior European Commission officials met yesterday with senior White House and other U.S. government officials on progress and next steps towards achieving the US-EU Agenda for Beating the Global Pandemic Vaccinating the World, Saving Lives Now, and Building Back Better Health Security. Led by […]

Fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2022: improving long-term sustainability of stocks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission today adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities for 2022 for the Baltic Sea. Based on this proposal, EU countries will determine how much fish can be caught in the sea basin, for what concerns the most important commercial species. The Commission proposes to […]

Macao: EU reports on political and economic developments in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the High Representative have adopted their latest annual report to the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on political and economic developments in the Macao Special Administrative Region, covering 2020. The report highlights that, in 2020, the ‘One Country, […]