EP survey: EU recovery funds should only go to countries respecting Rule of Law

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In the latest public opinion survey, four out of five respondents (81%) say the EU should only provide funds to Member States that respect the rule of law and democratic values. Parliament President David Sassoli said: “The European Parliament has been clear that EU […]

How African countries can benefit from plan to reform global tax

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aimée Dushime, Global Shaper, Kigali Hub The two-pillar plan to reform global tax offers African governments a unique opportunity to address tax challenges from digitalisation of economies and to maximise tax revenues. To harness the potentials of BEPS […]

In which countries do people exercise most around the world – and what stops them doing more?

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 An Ipsos survey asked 21,000 adults about exercise habits. People in the Netherlands are the most physically active, spending more than 12 hours a week exercising or playing sport. More than half […]

These countries are the most optimistic about economic recovery from the pandemic

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 China is the most optimistic country when people are asked when they think there will be an economic recovery from the pandemic. By comparison, people in Russia are the most pessimistic. One […]

Countries must rethink tariffs on bio-manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thaddeus Burns, Head of Life Science Government & Public Affairs, Merck & Jennifer Brant, CEO and Founder, Innovation Insights COVID-19 has shown the global manufacturing capacity for vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics is insufficient to support an effective pandemic […]

Coronavirus: Team Europe continues to deliver with more than €26 billion disbursed in support to partner countries in one year

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. One year ago today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a targeted EU response to support partner countries’ efforts in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic combining resources from the EU, its Member States and European financial institutions, as ‘Team Europe’. […]

New EU programme to support readiness for vaccination efforts in Eastern Partnership countries with WHO

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, the European Union in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a new regional programme worth over €40 million to provide critical assistance to ensure local readiness and preparedness for safe and effective vaccination of the population in each of the six […]

COVID-19: MEPs want to ensure developing countries’ access to vaccines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. COVID-19 vaccines should be produced also in developing countries to overcome the pandemic, development MEPs told Commissioner Urpilainen on Thursday. “Distributing vaccines globally is our exit strategy from the pandemic,” International Partnership Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen told the Development Committee, adding that the Commission will […]

Climate change is exacerbating hunger in some of the world’s poorest countries. And those most at risk are the least to blame

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Our planet’s hungriest countries contribute the least to global warming, according to a new report by Christian Aid on the impact of climate change on global food security. The study, Hunger Strike: The climate and food vulnerability index, found […]

Cyber attacks are shutting down countries, cities and companies. Here’s how to stop them

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noam Erez, Co-Founder and CEO, XM Ltd. What if a cyber attack took over a government’s IT network, bringing an entire nation to its feet? Does this seem like a far-flung scenario? It isn’t. In April 2018, the […]