To fill the cybersecurity skills gap, the sector needs to boost diversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renée Tarun, Deputy CISO/Vice President Information Security, Fortinet In the cybersecurity industry, there are currently two major issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible: first, the global cybersecurity skills gap; and second, the lack of […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Lagardère by Vivendi

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Lagardère by Vivendi. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition on a number of markets across the entire book value chain […]

Sustainable change needs to happen from the inside out. Here’s why that needs investment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Costas Papaikonomou, Co-Founder, UnaTerra Today, the number of impact-driven startups and scale-ups with noble intentions of improving the planet are plentiful, as are their ideas for clean alternatives to dirty technologies and innovations. But unfortunately, many of these […]

Why Cambodia is investing in human development to manage uncertainty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alissar Chaker, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia, Ivan Gonzalez de Alba, Senior Economist, United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia The COVID-19 pandemic created widespread challenges, which were compounded by the war in Ukraine. These shocks […]

3 ways payment technology can help make travel more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jenifer Mundy, Global Head, Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Visa With international tourism now back at 60% of pre-pandemic levels, the need for more sustainability in the sector has never been more important. Whether travelling for work or vacation, […]

Waste shipments: stricter rules to protect the environment and human health

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment Committee today adopted its position on revised rules governing shipments of waste to boost the EU circular economy, resource efficiency and zero pollution goals. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted a report on the reform of […]

Make it easier for 11 million EU citizens to participate in European elections

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs adopted a series of proposals to reinforce the right of mobile EU citizens to vote and stand in European elections in the EU country in which they reside. The Constitutional Affairs Committee adopted its draft proposals to make European elections “more accessible, more […]

European Green Deal: Putting an end to wasteful packaging, boosting reuse and recycling

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules on packaging, to tackle this constantly growing source of waste and of consumer frustration. On average, each European generates almost 180 kg of packaging waste per year. Packaging is one of the main users of virgin […]

Why ‘fire drills’ are key for cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum, Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Lead, Expert Network and Content Partners, World Economic Forum Industry experts are urging organizations across sectors to prepare for cyber attacks. The call to action comes […]

Global Health: EU invests €125 million in universal health coverage in partnership with WHO

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU will invest an additional €125 million to strengthen health systems, in particular to help extend universal health coverage, through a partnership program with the World Health Organisation (WHO), signed today by Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros. The partnership is […]

Singapore is leading the way in recycling wastewater. What can it teach the rest of the world?

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 Singapore is taking the “waste” out of its wastewater by turning sewage into safe, clean drinking water using an advanced filtration and treatment system. The Changi Water Reclamation Plant forms the core […]

How trade can help end plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Soumyajit Kar, Specialist, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum Government representatives are currently meeting in Uruguay to kickstart the first Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee (INC) on reaching an internationally binding treaty to end plastic pollution that the United Nations Environment […]

EU and Canada launch formal negotiations for association to Horizon Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, another milestone towards deeper science collaboration between the European Union and Canada has been achieved: the Commission and the Canadian Government are launching formal negotiations for Canada to join Horizon Europe. Association to Horizon Europe is the strongest form of collaboration offered by […]

Ukraine: Commission presents options to make sure that Russia pays for its crimes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission presented today different options to Member States to make sure that Russia is held accountable for the atrocities and crimes committed during the war in Ukraine. The Commission is proposing to create a new structure to manage frozen and immobilised public Russian […]

WTO panel rules against Indonesia’s export limitations on raw materials

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU welcomes the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) clear ruling confirming that Indonesia’s export ban and domestic processing requirement on nickel ore violates WTO rules. The WTO panel report was made public today. The WTO panel upheld all EU claims against Indonesia. First of […]

Drawing the positives from COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katrin Eggenberger, Advisory Board Member, Pahl Peace Prize Foundation, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein As the world economy powers ahead into a fourth industrial revolution, a growing chorus of international […]

What does the future hold for Japan’s railways after 150 years of service?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Kutty, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of Japan’s railway system, which began service between Shimbashi and Yokohama in 1872. After the Meiji Restoration, Japan urgently needed to establish a transportation network to […]

12 ecopreneurs restoring land and livelihoods in the Sahel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kaya Bülbül, Digital Producer, World Economic Forum, Gianluca Gygax, Community Specialist, Uplink, 1t.org The Sahel region of Africa is one of the regions on Earth that is most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Already, millions of […]

Will the cost of living crisis ease next year? The global public thinks not

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 Financial worries are particularly acute as rising inflation, interest rates and tax burdens weigh heavy on people’s minds right now. And with significant cost of living increases throughout 2022, many people don’t […]

Opinion: How restrictive data laws erode internet freedom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Okman, Co-Founder, Nord Security The future of internet governance is currently being shaped by governments across the world. Digital policies are undergoing fundamental changes, affecting both the levels of freedom we can enjoy in the digital era […]

COP15: the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States call for an ambitious global agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the United Nations Biodiversity Conference COP15 meeting in Montréal, from 7 to 19 December the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) will support the adoption of an ambitious, comprehensive and transformative post-2020 global biodiversity framework to halt […]

Migration management: High-level Forum on legal pathways to protection and resettlement cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson hosted a High-Level Forum to promote closer cooperation with partner countries and organisations to expand safe and legal avenues for those people in need of protection. High-level representatives from the EU Member States, the US, Canada, and […]

Drone Strategy 2.0: Creating a large-scale European drone market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Drone Strategy 2.0, adopted today by the Commission, sets out a vision for the further development of the European drone market. It builds on the EU’s safety framework for operating and setting the technical requirements of drones, which is the world’s most […]

How Web3’s ‘programmable commerce layer’ will transform the global economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Banon, Co-Founder, Boson Protocol, Jason Potts, Professor of Economics, RMIT University, Sinclair Davidson The world economy is in the early stages of a profound transition from an industrial to a digital economy. The industrial revolution began in […]

Decarbonizing real estate: How to price the net zero transition to avoid a ‘carbon bubble’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kalin Bracken, Lead, Real Estate, World Economic Forum Real estate is the largest asset class in the world and it’s also one of the most significant contributors to global carbon emissions. As recognition of the existential threat of […]

Will a price cap on Russian oil have much impact? What you need to know about the global energy crisis this week

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 1. News in brief: Energy stories from around the world The G7 nations’ proposed price cap of $65-70 a barrel on Russian oil would have little immediate impact on Moscow’s revenues, as […]

Parliament approves €18 billion loan for Ukraine for 2023

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs approved an €18 billion loan to support Ukraine during Russia’s war against the country. The €18 billion will cover roughly half of the estimated €3-4 billion monthly funding Ukraine needs in 2023. The money will go to supporting essential public services […]

Human rights breaches in Afghanistan, Belarus and Democratic Republic of Congo

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions on the respect for human rights in Afghanistan, Belarus and Democratic Republic of Congo. Human rights situation in Afghanistan, especially the deterioration of women’s rights and attacks against educational institutions The staggering regression in women and […]

6 ways the pharmaceutical industry can reduce its climate impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jayasree K. Iyer, CEO, Access to Medicine Foundation Health and climate are inextricably linked, from the impact of extreme weather on food security to air pollution due to wildfires or the growing spread of infectious diseases. Wherever we […]

Violence Against Women: The European Union establishes an EU-wide helpline number and calls to end violence against women worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice President, Josep Borrell issued the following statement: “Violence against women happens in every country. The facts are shocking – in the EU and […]

Mergers: Commission clears ALD’s acquisition of LeasePlan, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of LeasePlan by ALD. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by ALD. ALD and LeasePlan are leading suppliers of operational leasing and related management services, in the […]

From dinosaur footprints to US-EU data: The latest in artificial intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. Biden administration implements US-EU data sharing framework US President Joe Biden signed an executive order last month that will see […]

World Cup in Qatar: FIFA should help compensate families of dead migrant workers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. With the 2022 FIFA World Cup having kicked off in Qatar, Parliament deplores the deaths of thousands of migrant workers ahead of the tournament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Qatar. MEPs highlight that the Gulf […]