Joint EU-US statement following the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1. On 15 December 2022, the United States hosted the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs at Department of Homeland Security Headquarters in Washington D.C. The United States was represented by Secretary for Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Attorney General Merrick […]

How much has been spent already to retreat from rising seas?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Taholah sits beside some of the most stunningly beautiful nature in the world, less than a three-hour drive from the corporate offices and crowded cafes of central Seattle. And most […]

US banks brace for recession, and other economy stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall,Writer, Formative Content 1. US banks brace for recession The biggest US banks are bracing for a worsening economy next year as inflation threatens consumer demand. JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon told CNBC that consumers and companies […]

EU Code of Conduct against online hate speech: latest evaluation shows slowdown in progress

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission released the results of its seventh evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. This year’s results unfortunately show a decrease in companies’ notice-and-action results: the number of notifications reviewed by the companies within 24 hours dropped […]

Is a recession needed to end US inflation? Plus other news on the economy you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content 1. Is a recession needed to end US inflation? Inflation is at risk of becoming entrenched in the economy because of an overheated job market, making it difficult for the US Federal Reserve […]

COP27: MEPs react to outcome of climate change talks in Egypt

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following the end of COP27 in Sharm el Sheik, the MEPs leading Parliament’s delegation commented on the outcome of the negotiations. An official delegation from the European Parliament has been in Egypt this week to participate in the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, taking […]

Monkeypox, an emerging pandemic

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our passionate readers, Ms. Maryam Omar Alamodi, a 4th year medical student at Alfaisal University, college of Medicine in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. While the world is […]

Bridging the digital divide between developing and developed nations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, President and Group Chairman, Islamic Development Bank The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the transition to a digital economy, which holds the key to future growth and opportunities. It also affirmed that digital technologies play a […]

Burkina Faso: MEPs demand immediate return to constitutional order

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs condemn the military coup in Burkina Faso and express concern about allegations of human rights violations. The military coup of 30 September 2022, the second one in a year, undermines the recent progress made towards an orderly […]

3 ways to help consumers make more sustainable choices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aparna Bharadwaj, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group, Lauren Taylor, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group What will it take to dramatically expand the number of consumers who choose environmental sustainability, whether through their behaviours or […]

This is how solar panel recycling can be scaled up now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suvi Sharma, CEO and Co-Founder, Solarcycle, Mary Powell, CEO, Sunrun Unlike many consumer electronics, solar panels have a long lifespan that extends 20 to 30 years. In fact, many panels are still in place and producing from decades […]

Mental health and suicide prevention: how can national policies be strengthened and how can youth play a crucial role in reducing the risk

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anushree Burade, a final year medical student from ESIC Medical College, Bangalore, India. The writer 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 writers and do not necessarily […]

International Day of Sign Languages: how business can make a difference

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisabeth Pipic, Specialist, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice, World Economic Forum According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 billion people (nearly 20% of the global population) currently live with hearing loss and 430 million of […]

What does a post-growth economy look like? One social entrepreneur explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets With global sustainability deadlines edging closer, social entrepreneurs and climate activists are looking to alternative and unexpected sources for solutions. Tariq Al-Olaimy, […]

Why Africa’s youth hold the key to its development potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hicham El Habti, President, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, OCP Group For human development specialists, population growth is no laughing matter. By November 2022, the global population is projected to reach 8 billion, inspiring many analysts across the board […]

Developing and supporting the ideal culture for hybrid working

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohit Joshi, President, Infosys, Renate Wagner, Member of the Board of Management, Allianz SE The COVID-19 pandemic changed work culture forever. Organizations now understand that an employee-centric work model is a key differentiator in the battle to attract […]

A European Care Strategy for caregivers and care receivers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission presents the European Care Strategy to ensure quality, affordable and accessible care services across the European Union and improve the situation for both care receivers and the people caring for them, professionally or informally. The Strategy is accompanied by two […]

State aid: Commission approves €149 million Romanian scheme under Recovery and Resilience Facility to support renewable hydrogen production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €149 million Romanian scheme made available through the Recovery and Resilience Facility (‘RRF’) to support the production of renewable hydrogen. The measure aims to contribute to the development of renewable hydrogen in line […]

2022 Strategic Foresight Report: twinning the green and digital transitions in the new geopolitical context

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today adopted the 2022 Strategic Foresight Report – “Twinning the green and digital transitions in the new geopolitical context”. As we prepare to accelerate both transitions, the report identifies ten key areas of action with the objective of maximising synergies and […]

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive disparagement by Vifor Pharma of iron medicine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Vifor Pharma has restricted competition by illegally disparaging its closest – and potentially only – competitor in Europe on the market for intravenous iron treatment, Pharmacosmos. Vifor Pharma’s conduct appears to be […]

Coronavirus: Commission secures an agreement with Moderna to adapt delivery schedules to Member States’ needs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the vaccine developer Moderna have reached an agreement to ensure that the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines is adapted to the needs of Member States. On the basis of this agreement, the company will postpone the delivery of some doses initially planned […]

5 reasons a 4-day week could be the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets Panellists, including Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi, the UAE’s Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, gathered at Davos 2022 […]

International Women’s Day 2022: Commission proposes EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is proposing EU-wide rules to combat violence against women and domestic violence. The proposed Directive will criminalise rape based on lack of consent, female genital mutilation and cyber violence, which includes: non-consensual sharing of intimate images; cyber stalking; cyber harassment; […]

Net zero: the risks and benefits for companies pledging to save the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martin Reeves, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group and Chairman, BCG Henderson Institute, Boston Consulting Group, David Young, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Julia Dhar, Partner and Managing Director and Fellow to BCG Henderson Institute, […]

Solar energy: how to start a rooftop revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Gründinger, Chief Evangelist, Enpal Solar energy systems have long been too complex and costly for many homeowners to install. Startups are now disrupting the traditional energy market and starting a ‘rooftop revolution’. Consumers can benefit from generating […]

Commission proposes new EU framework to decarbonise gas markets, promote hydrogen and reduce methane emissions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted a set of legislative proposals to decarbonise the EU gas market by facilitating the uptake of renewable and low carbon gases, including hydrogen, and to ensure energy security for all citizens in Europe. The Commission is also following up […]

Disability rights: A European Disability Card to harmonise status across the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Mobility, education, housing and active inclusion in public life are key areas where Europeans living with disabilities would benefit from reform, say MEPs. The EU should have a common definition of disability and introduce a European Disability Card to mutually recognise disability status across […]

Why we must consider the intergenerational impacts of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sara Stratton, Founder, Māori Lab & Beatrice Dias, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Technology is often used to solve everyday problems in areas like recruitment, finance and education, without addressing existing equity issues and power imbalances. AI can […]

Changes in the mental health status of the younger population over the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aida Marie Taveras Del Rosario, in her pre-internship to become a medical doctor, born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She 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 final countdown towards achieving 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mirza Zain Baig, a 3rd Year MBBS student in Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat and a member of IFMSA, Pakistan. 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 […]

Reviewing EU insurance rules: encouraging insurers to invest in Europe’s future

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a comprehensive review of EU insurance rules (known as “Solvency II”) so that insurance companies can scale up long-term investment in Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s review also aims to make the insurance and reinsurance (i.e. […]

Basic Health Units in the promotion of the 2nd SDG: Zero Hunger

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura de Arruda Martinhago, 18 years old, a medical student at Unicesumar University, Maringá, Brazil. She 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 […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission disburses €231 million in pre-financing to Slovenia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today disbursed €231 million to Slovenia in pre-financing, equivalent to 13% of the country’s grant allocation under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The pre-financing payment will help to kick-start the implementation of the crucial investment and reform measures outlined […]