How startups drive economic recovery while growing responsibly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Startups are crucial in bringing about societal change as well as driving economic recovery and responsible growth. Ahead of Davos 2022, we asked the CEOs of Global Innovators and Technology Pioneers […]

These US cities are producing the most solar energy

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 Solar power continues to expand rapidly in the US, a new report says. Nine cities now have more solar power than the entire country did a decade ago. There is now enough […]

Why doesn’t the EU notice the new double digit growth of EU-China trade?

Recently the results of the EU-China trade for the first quarter of 2022 came out and scored an impressive 15.3% growth and yet the EU media and policy makers remained mute. Why is that so? Obviously, the world economy has been hit hard by an explosive mix of the war in Ukraine coupled with the […]

‘I didn’t want to be a problem, I wanted to be a solution.’ Meet the man teaching first aid skills to Ukrainians

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Aid worker Fedir Serdiuk teaches Ukraine’s civilians first aid, helping shape the country’s emergency response to Russia’s invasion. The training has helped give 50,000 civilians the skills and knowledge needed to provide primary […]

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 […]

What type of sleeper are you? Scientists have identified 16 categories

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 Environmental and genetic influences combine to dictate which type of sleeper you are. Scientists have grouped sleepers into 16 types after studying activity tracker data for over 100,000 people. Poor sleep is […]

Artificial empathy: the upgrade AI needs to speak to consumers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dhara Bhansali, Chief Marketing Officer, Allied Digital Services Artificial empathy allows brands to target individual consumer needs. AI can be used to analyze customer behaviour at scale for personalized insights. But artificial empathy still needs human input and […]

Intellectual property: Commission boosts protection of European craft and industrial products in the EU and beyond

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has proposed a first-ever framework to protect the intellectual property for craft and industrial products that rely on the originality and authenticity of traditional practices from their regions. This framework will cover products such as Murano glass, Donegal tweed, Porcelaine de […]

How young innovators can solve youth mental health challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zeinab Hijazi, Senior Adviser, Mental Health & Psychosocial Support, UNICEF, Olusoji Victor Ladele, Innovation Manager, UNICEF, Marcia Brophy, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist, UNICEF, Cristina Baeza, Communications Specialist, Office of Global Innovation, UNICEF One of UNICEF’s Office […]

Future of Europe: Conference nears finalisation of policy recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Conference on the Future of Europe Plenary session on 8-9 April debated concrete proposals. The Chairs and spokespersons of nine Working Groups tabled consolidated draft proposals, grouped by theme, to the Conference Plenary. The proposals were mainly based on the recommendations of European […]

Aviation safety: 20 Russian airlines added to EU Air Safety List

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, which is the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union, because they do not meet international safety standards. Following the update, 21 airlines certified in […]

Economic inequality has deepened during the pandemic. That doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Henry, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 has widened wealth gaps across the globe. The richest 10% of the world population now owns 76% of all wealth. Urgent action is needed to support people in poverty and narrow […]

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the natural gas sector in Germany

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 29 March 2022, the European Commission carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of several companies in Germany active in the supply, transmission and storage of natural gas. The Commission has concerns that the inspected companies may have violated EU competition rules that […]

Ukraine: EU steps up solidarity with those fleeing war

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission outlines today the very substantial support the EU is making available to help people fleeing war in Ukraine, as well as the EU countries receiving them. In the face of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military invasion of Ukraine, European solidarity in action […]

Ukraine: EU agrees to exclude key Russian banks from SWIFT

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union has today agreed to exclude key Russian banks from the SWIFT system, the world’s dominant financial messaging system. This measure will stop these banks from conducting their financial transactions worldwide in a fast and efficient manner. Today’s decision has been closely […]

MEPs to debate Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with Josep Borrell

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday at 18.30 CET, MEPs will debate Russia’s military assault on Ukraine with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell and Ukrainian parliamentarians. The debate is organised by the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Security and Defence Subcommittee and will take place online. […]

Commission presents an updated in-depth review of Europe’s strategic dependencies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has published the second edition of in-depth analysis of Europe’s strategic dependencies. The report looks at five areas – rare earths and magnesium, chemicals, solar panels, cybersecurity and IT software – where Europe faces strategic dependencies on third countries. The aim […]

This year, Indonesian businesses are ready to deliver on COP26’s climate commitments

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gianfranco Casati, Group Chief Executive, Accenture’s Growth Markets, Anindya Novyan Bakrie, CEO of Bakrie & Brothers; Chairman of the Supervisory Boardat Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and B20 2022 International Advocacy Caucus Member As part of […]

The decision of Russia’s President is a serious violation of international law

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Leading MEPs strongly condemn the recognition of the non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine as independent entities. The Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs David Mcallister (EPP, DE), the Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee […]

How mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence can create a sustainable future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andre Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman, Roche Business has a duty to respect human rights, even when and where states waver in their responsibilities to safeguard workers, communities and our natural environment. The European Commission’s draft of standard-setting legislation on sustainable […]

Boost offshore renewable energy sources to meet climate targets

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs set out recommendations on how to deploy offshore wind more quickly, in a report adopted on Wednesday. The report, voted on by MEPs in response to a European Commission communication, stresses that meeting the 2030 and 2050 targets requires faster deployment of offshore […]

MEPs call for a more effective EU strategy to beat cancer

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament adopted its final recommendations for a comprehensive and coordinated EU strategy to fight cancer. The report by Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) was adopted with 652 votes in favour, 15 against and 27 abstentions on Wednesday. Focus on cancer prevention As […]

Parliament approves €1.2 billion in loans to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, MEPs gave the green light to a €1.2 billion macro-financial loan to help Ukraine cover its external financing needs in 2022. Parliament agreed to a Commission proposal to provide Kyiv with macro-financial assistance, an emergency resource for EU neighbourhood countries struggling to […]

Roberta Metsola on ECJ ruling: “rule of law is non-negotiable”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Court of Justice upheld today the validity of the rule of law Conditionality Regulation, as it dismissed the requests by Hungary and Poland to annul it. The ruling confirms the European Parliament’s long-standing position to protect the European Union’s budget from misuse […]

Nature-based solutions spending needs to rise four-fold. Here’s how the G20 can lead by example

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Teresa Hartmann, Lead, Climate and Nature, World Economic Forum Geneva The G20 countries invested $120 billion in nature-based solutions in 2020, according to the State of Finance for Nature in G20 report. But future global investment needs to […]

Workers are underestimating the power of in-person communication

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Sub-Editor, Formative Content Many people believe video chats or phone calls are almost as effective for getting what they want as asking in-person, research has shown. But the study found that eight out of 10 face-to-face […]

3 surprising reasons why cities are struggling to slash emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Gromis, Public Policy Manager, Sustainability & Environmental Impact, Uber Technologies and Maya Ben Dror, Industry Manager, Automotive and New Mobility, World Economic Forum Geneva Cities account for 50% of global emissions and transport emissions from travel and […]

How digitalization is making South and Southeast Asia engines of growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Azaz Zaman, Assistant Professor, Bangladesh Army, International University of Science and Technology The burgeoning digital economy led the pandemic recovery in South and Southeast Asia. Heavy smartphone penetration is facilitating digitalization in these regions. Greater government support is […]

5 reasons why eating insects could reduce climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amrou Awaysheh, Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Executive Director, Indiana University Business Sustainability and Innovation Lab Kelley School of Business Indiana University, Christine J. Picard, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis […]

Airships could boost internet coverage and help close the digital divide in Africa – and beyond. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Blimps (airships) are providing internet coverage to two islands in sub-Saharan Africa. The aerial signal connects with terrestrial Wi-Fi to boost download speeds. The system could be rolled out to other remote communities, […]

State aid: Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for France

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the map of France for granting regional aid from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2027 within the framework of the revised Regional aid Guidelines (‘RAG’). The revised RAG, adopted by the Commission on […]

‘Businesses are more trusted than governments’. Here’s how the private sector is stepping up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum The Edelman Trust Barometer 2022 reveals that businesses and NGOs are more trusted than governments and that most workers expect CEOs to be the “face of change”. Heads of state, business […]

Year in review: 2021’s key global health moments, according to the WHO

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The pandemic might have dominated health headlines this year, but there have been lots of other stories on the World Health Organization’s global health agenda. From COVID-19 and malaria vaccines to falling […]