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 […]

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 […]

Building the European Education Area: Progress made on EU-level education targets, challenges remain on equity and teachers’ shortages

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has approved its Report on progress towards the achievement of the European Education Area. The report takes stock of the ongoing EU initiatives and trends on progress to attain EU-level targets in education and training, as well as sets out the […]

Albania joins the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today Albania officially becomes a Participating State in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – the EU’s disaster risk management system. As a full member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Albania will not only be able to receive immediate support but can also send […]

Cervical cancer elimination: Why we need partnerships to scale equitable access to vaccines and screening

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sofiat Akinola, Director, Health Policy & External Affairs. Roche Diagnostics Solutions, Roche, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, Founder/CEO, Medicaid Cancer Foundation, Tamika Felder, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Cervivor, Kim Simplis Barrow, Founder, Women for Peace, Justice & Equality A […]

European Pillar of Social Rights five years on: from principles to concrete action for a strong social Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU celebrates the fifth anniversary of the European Pillar of Social Rights, at the first European Employment & Social Rights Forum, taking stock of progress made, and looking ahead to what comes next. Five years have passed after the proclamation of the […]

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 […]

Autumn 2022 Economic Forecast: The EU economy at a turning point

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. After a strong first half of the year, the EU economy has now entered a much more challenging phase. The shocks unleashed by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine are denting global demand and reinforcing global inflationary pressures. The EU is among the most […]

How has China maintained domestic food stability amid global food crises?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yuan Zhang, China Specialist, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum Beijing, Tengfei Xu Programming Lead, World Economic Forum Beijing, Jingxin Xiao, Early Careers, Nature-Based Solutions, World Economic Forum A perfect storm of climate shocks, pandemic aftereffects, economic instability, […]

Africa’s businesses are its secret weapon against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Collen Dlamini, Group Corporate Affairs Executive, MultiChoice Despite accounting for just 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, climate change disproportionately hurts Africa. It poses a considerable threat to human well-being and development on the continent. Many African countries […]

Payments: Commission proposes to accelerate the rollout of instant payments in euro

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today adopted a legislative proposal to make instant payments in euro, available to all citizens and businesses holding a bank account in the EU and in EEA countries. The proposal aims to ensure that instant payments in euro are affordable, secure, […]

3 charts that show the state of Europe’s energy crisis right now

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 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent curtailment of gas flows to Europe has pushed international prices to new highs, with market turbulence expected to continue in 2023, according to the International Energy […]

The rise of ‘age-friendly’ jobs in the US 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daron Acemoğlu, Professor of Applied Economics, MIT, Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School, Nicolaj Søndergaard Mühlbach, Analytics Associate, McKinsey & Company Promoting more ‘age-friendly’ jobs, for which older workers have a comparative preference or advantage, might […]

Global Gateway: EU, Cameroon and Nigeria inaugurate international Cross River Bridge to boost connectivity and socio-economic integration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union, the Governments of Cameroon and Nigeria and the African Development Bank, inaugurated the new Cross River bridge at the Mfum-Ekok border crossing between Cameroon and Nigeria. This critical infrastructure also includes a new joint border post at Mfum (Nigeria) and […]

Businesses with a clear purpose do better while also protecting people and planet. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Mennel, Managing Director, Purpose, ESG & Sustainability Leader, Deloitte, Shira Beery, Senior Manager, Purpose, ESG & Sustainability, Deloitte, John Peto, Principal, Head of Consulting Sustainability, Deloitte Purpose is a company’s reason for being, and its distinctive role […]

President Metsola condemns Iranian sanctions on Members of the European Parliament

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP President Roberta Metsola has condemned the decision of the Iranian regime to sanction several MEPs, as well as journalists, human rights defenders and institutions. “On behalf of the European Parliament, I strongly condemn the decision of the Iranian regime to sanction members of […]

Deal confirms zero-emissions target for new cars and vans in 2035

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday night, Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on revised CO2 emissions reduction targets for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. EU negotiators secured an agreement with member states on the Commission’s original proposal to reach zero-emission road mobility by 2035 […]

How green services can enable circular economy in cities worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dimitris Karamitsos, Senior Energy Efficiency Business Developer Specialist, Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE), Carla Della Maggiora, Senior Climate Change and Environmental Finance Specialist, Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE), Shefali Rai, Project Specialist, C4IR India, Hugo Manticello, […]

Make crucial traffic data available digitally, Transport Committee says

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Data on speed limits, roadworks or accidents should be available in digital format, to ensure road users are safer and better informed. On Wednesday, Transport Committee MEPs voted on new intelligent road transport systems rules to boost digitalisation in the transport sector, to better […]

Launch of the US-EU Task Force on the Inflation Reduction Act

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Bjoern Seibert, Head of Cabinet to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met in Berlin on 25 October 2022 with U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Mike Pyle to discuss a spectrum of priority issues including Ukraine Reconstruction. Additionally, during today’s meeting, Mr. Seibert […]

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shreya Nandan, Dr. Shampa Gupta, and Dr. Kartikeya Ojha, four Health advocates. They are 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

Local communities should be part of designing humanitarian AI

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. When it comes to managing a crisis, timing is everything. Getting ahead of a disaster through predictions, early warning systems or receiving timely and accurate information about the impact of a crisis can make all the difference to hundreds of lives. That’s why the […]

This is how to avoid climate crises becoming the trigger for social unrest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Johansmeyer, Head, Property Claim Services (PCS), Verisk Over the past 70 years, only a handful of natural disaster events have precipitated major violence and unrest. The onset of climate change and its expected impact on the frequency […]

Understanding the US ‘AI Bill of Rights’ – and how it can help keep AI Accountable

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, Karen Silverman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Cantellus Group, Benjamin Larsen, Project Lead, World Economic Forum Last week, the US […]

Precarious mental health: together is the only way

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura A. Martinhago and Mr. Tamires Santos Pinheiro, two Brazilian third year medical students, currently studying at UniCesumar, in Maringá-PR. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

This is what the future of logistics looks like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohamed bin Thamer Al Kaabi, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Bahrain In today’s globalized and interconnected society, modern consumers demand goods that are both affordable and readily available at a moment’s notice. This depends on reliable […]

We need a new, sustainable approach to change management

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Belk Olson, CEO, Pragmadik A lot is written about change resistance and change management, but much advice surrounding this reinforces the old mindset of change being done to someone else, ‘I manage. You change.’ Most people turn […]

Ukraine’s mental health crisis could impact generations to come. Here’s how the country is responding

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Kluge, Regional Director, Europe, World Health Organization (WHO), Jarno Habicht, WHO Representative in Ukraine, World Health Organization (WHO) In the eight months of war in Ukraine, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed almost 600 attacks on […]

Mental illness: A ghost in a shell

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, early-stage researcher (ESRs) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. 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 reflect […]

Iran: MEPs want EU to sanction officials responsible for Mahsa Amini’s death

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament condemns the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran and asks for EU sanctions against her killers and those involved in quashing the ensuing street protests. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, Parliament takes stock of developments in Iran following the death of 22-year-old […]

Here are four interventions that can make education in India more accessible and inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shubhangi Poddar, Specialist, Strategic Partners & Professional Services Industry, World Economic Forum, Lalita Sachdeva, Partnerships Specialist, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office The potential of digital interventions in the field of education in India is immense: the […]

Competition: Commission adopts a more flexible antitrust Informal Guidance Notice; withdraws Antitrust COVID Temporary Framework

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a revised Informal Guidance Notice that allows businesses to seek informal guidance on the application of EU competition rules to novel or unresolved questions. The revised Informal Guidance Notice provides for more flexible conditions and aims at increasing […]

Guidelines on general visa issuance in relation to Russian applicants and controls of Russian citizens at the external borders

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting updated guidelines to Member States on visa procedures as well as on border controls for Russian citizens at the EU’s external borders. These guidelines need to be seen in the context of geopolitical and security concerns linked to Russia’s […]