Why sharks matter to ocean ecosystems: an expert explains

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 Shark attacks on humans are rare, according to a shark expert. Overfishing is causing many shark populations to decline and driving some to the point of extinction. Improved marine management is a […]

LGBTIQ people have been hit hard by COVID-19. Here’s how we can all help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming Senior Writer, Formative Content Marginalized people suffer from being at the intersection of multiple challenges and barriers. Economic hardship has been a secondary epidemic in the LGBTIQ community. We need public health and support services that […]

Recovery and Resilience Facility: Finland submits official recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has received an official recovery and resilience plan from Finland. This plan sets out the reforms and public investment projects that Finland plans to implement with the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The RRF is the key instrument at […]

4 ways to scale up finance for India’s water sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Namita Vikas, Founder and Managing Partner, Auctus ESG, Sourajit Aiyer, Vice President, Sustainable Finance & ESG, AuctusESG & Cymroan Vikas, Research Associate, AuctusESG India is on track for a 50% shortfall in its water supply by 2030. There […]

Digital Day 2021: EU countries commit to key digital initiatives for Europe’s Digital Decade

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Press release by the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU Today, at the online Digital Day 2021, Ministers representing EU Member States signed three Declarations to pool efforts and resources to promote international connectivity, incentivise the rollout of […]

Parliament approves the “rule of law conditionality” for access to EU funds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, MEPs approved the regulation designed to protect EU funds from being misused by EU governments who bend the rule of law. Under the new regulation, EU budget payments can be withheld from countries in which established breaches of the rule of law […]

Commission welcomes agreement on the modernisation of EU export controls

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the agreement reached today by the European Parliament and the Council on its proposal for a modernisation of EU export controls on sensitive dual-use goods and technologies. The changes agreed today will upgrade and strengthen the EU’s export control toolbox to […]