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 […]

How the metaverse can be a force for good in an uncertain world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Subha Tatavarti, CTO, Wipro Limited Metaverse offers a fundamentally transformative model of engagement in virtual and augmented spaces, promising to change the way we interact with each other and the world around us. While much has been said […]

EP Special Committee on COVID-19 pandemic starts work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, the special committee elected Kathleen Van Brempt as its Chair, alongside four Vice-Chairs, and will commence its review of the EU’s response to the pandemic. Specifically tasked with looking into how the European response to the pandemic and the lessons learned can […]

Rule of Law conditionality: MEPs call on the Commission to act immediately

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following the Court of Justice ruling on the “rule of law conditionality” mechanism, MEPs demand that the Commission applies it and protects EU values. “The rule of law is our treasure”, said Clément Beaune on behalf of the French Presidency of the Council. He […]

The storytellers behind conservation awareness

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 A birdsong album featuring endangered species was a chart hit in Australia. It’s just one of the innovative ways in which conservationists are raising awareness. From dance projects to swimming feats, human […]

Frans Timmermans at Parliament Plenary session on the outcome of COP26 in Glasgow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Opening remarks  Thank you, Mr. President, honourable Members. COP26 did not solve the climate crisis but that was also not the purpose of COP26. It had to bring the objectives of the Paris Agreement within reach and allow us to start implementing this deal. […]

COP15 in China: businesses role in protecting biodiversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zhang Bowen, Deputy Secretary-General, SEE Foundation As part one of the UN’s COP15 biodiversity summit ends in China, we look at what’s been achieved so far. Although progress has been made towards finalising the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework […]

Launch by United States, the European Union, and Partners of the Global Methane Pledge to Keep 1.5C Within Reach

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Over 100 countries representing 70% of the global economy have now joined the Pledge Today, the United States, the European Union, and partners formally launched the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions to keep the goal of limiting warming to […]

Commission proposes a trusted and secure Digital Identity for all Europeans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission today proposed a framework for a European Digital Identity which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses in the EU. Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their European Digital Identity wallets with […]

EU is right place to tackle pandemic, but reform is needed, latest survey finds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Covid-19 pandemic has strengthened citizens’ beliefs that the European Union is the right place to develop effective solutions to tackle its effects. At the end of 2020, more respondents saw things on the right path at EU level in comparison with their own […]