EU must strengthen support for citizens and businesses and help for Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call for funding to deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine, by confiscating Russian oligarchs’ assets, new EU own resources, and using the existing EU budget fully. Adopting a resolution on the economic and social consequences for the EU of Russia’s […]

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 […]

Coronavirus: EU job-search aid worth €4m for 473 dismissed workers in France

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. 473 employees in France who lost their jobs following a drop in sales of vending machine products because of the COVID-19 pandemic should receive €4 million in EU aid. On Wednesday, the Committee on Budgets approved France’s request for support from the European Globalisation […]

How “dig once” can democratize digital connectivity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Corey Glickman, Global Head, Sustainability and Design Consulting Services, Infosys Reliable access to digital services should not be viewed as a privilege, but a necessity for social and economic well-being. Boosting digital connectivity requires governments, citizens, utilities and […]

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 […]

Simulation in an online setting still makes a huge difference

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr. Yannick G. Eller MD, simulationalist from the University of Dundee and Ms. Lisa-Christin Wetzlmair, educationalist from the University of St Andrews (UK). 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 […]

Digital health can make healthcare more open, inclusive, and patient-centred. Here’s how.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belén Garijo, Chair of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer, Merck Healthcare stakeholders should collaborate to build a more open, transparent network of digital health ecosystems that puts the patient at the centre of care. A guiding […]

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 […]

How blended finance could help combat climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, International Finance Corporation The private sector is increasingly stepping up its efforts to combat climate change. Blended finance helps to mitigate investment risks and attract more funding for climate-friendly projects. It will be important […]

EU challenges Russian export restrictions on wood at WTO

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU is requesting consultations with Russia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning export restrictions placed by Russia on wood products. The export restrictions consist of significantly increased export duties on certain wood products and a drastic reduction in the number of […]

 Preventing child and adolescent suicide; Taking action towards early detection of bullying

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Otumara Urowoli Jessica, a 6th year medical student studying in Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 reflect […]

The space AI keeping tabs on COP26 carbon pledges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Advances in AI mean we can now verify climate pledges from space. From tracking tree cover to calculating carbon capture, AI technology can deliver the real picture. Google’s Earth Engine is providing […]

International public procurement: a new instrument to support EU firms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Trade Committee adopted its position on the draft international procurement instrument aimed at restoring the balance of opportunities for EU companies tendering outside the EU. The proposed International Procurement Instrument (IPI) introduces measures limiting the access to open EU public procurement tenders of […]

Diversity: Parliament sets milestones towards a more inclusive administration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s leadership adopts a roadmap for an inclusive approach to matters relating to disability, sexual orientation and anti-racism in its administration. The European Parliament’s Bureau, comprising the President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors, has agreed to intensify efforts to achieve a more inclusive administration. To reach […]

Employee loyalty is declining. Here’s how to build it back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ana Kreacic, Chief Operating Officer of the Oliver Wyman Forum and Chief Knowledge Officer, Oliver Wyman & Lucia Uribe, Co-leads the Oliver Wyman Forum’s Global Consumer Sentiment initiative and Partner, Oliver Wyman & Simon Luong, Fellow for the […]

57 organizations release open letter for EU to act on ESG

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. 57 organizations released an open letter for the European Union to act on ESG disclosure standards. They encourage the European Commission to promote a global baseline set of standards through supporting the IFRS Foundation on the launch of the […]

The Masked Plague: How the mental health pandemic will soon resurface among the youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 5th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine and is a member of the Medical Students Association of Portugal. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

MEPs debate high energy prices, rule of law, migration ahead of EU summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on European Council to tackle the energy price crisis and deal with rule-of-law offenders at its 21-22 October summit meeting. In a debate on Wednesday with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar, representing the Slovenian […]

3 ways social innovators are driving systemic change, from creating sustainable fashion to supporting refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Programme and Engagement Lead, Europe and Americas – Schwab Foundation, World Economic Forum Social innovators are helping address some of the most pressing issues of today. For example, they are providing solutions to fight climate change, […]

Aviation: EU and Qatar sign landmark aviation agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Union and the State of Qatar today signed a comprehensive air transport agreement, upgrading rules and standards for flights between Qatar and the EU. The agreement sets a new global benchmark by committing both sides to fair competition, and by including social […]

State aid: Commission approves €31.9 billion Italian scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €31.9 billion Italian scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Many companies in Italy have seen […]

Investment, bans and goals: Everything to know about the environment this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content This weekly round-up brings you some of the key environment stories from the past seven days, to help keep you up to date. Top stories: Call for urgent action on biodiversity; IEA calls […]

Mobile phone roaming: MEPs back extension of free roaming in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s Industry Committee voted in favour of extending the “Roam like at Home” scheme for another ten years. The updated legislation, a follow-up to the 2017 elimination of roaming fees, also makes adjustments aiming for better roaming services for travellers. According to the text […]

European Innovation Council announces new wave of start-up champions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission’s European Innovation Council has selected 65 innovative start-ups and SMEs to receive €363 million of funding for breakthrough innovations. Each company will receive a combination of grant financing and equity investment of up to €17 million to develop and scale up […]

EU-Ukraine Summit: Moving Forward Together

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, at the 23rd EU-Ukraine Summit in Kyiv, the European Union and Ukraine reaffirmed their strong partnership and commitment to strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union. European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President, Charles […]

State aid: Commission invites comments on draft proposal to further facilitate implementation of aid measures promoting the green and digital transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting Member States and all other interested parties to comment on certain proposed amendments to the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). The purpose of the proposed revision is to reflect the changes to various sets of State aid Guidelines, which […]

7 billion ‘extra’ trees have been discovered in Africa – part of the continent’s ongoing efforts to restore and reforest the land

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 7 billion trees that hadn’t been counted before have been discovered in Africa. The collaboration between Google and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has also identified many opportunities for improved land […]

Commission launches EU missions to tackle major challenges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission launched today five new EU missions, a new and innovative way to work together and improve the lives of people in Europe and beyond. EU missions aim to tackle big challenges in health, climate and the environment, and to achieve ambitious and […]

To lead the green energy future, solar must clean up its supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Morgan Bazilian, Director, Professor of Public Policy, Payne Institute for Public Policy & Dustin Mulvaney, Professor, San José State University (SJSU) The rapid growth of the solar energy industry seen in recent years is expected to continue. Solar […]

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 […]

Commission launches new Erasmus+ app with an integrated European Student Card

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched the new Erasmus+ application, marking a new milestone in the digitalisation of the Erasmus+ programme. The new application, available in all EU languages, will provide a digital European Student Card to each student, valid all across the European Union. The […]

Rule of law in Slovakia, Bulgaria: MEPs to meet with government, NGOs and media

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will travel to Slovakia and Bulgaria to assess respect for the rule of law there, as part of their ongoing monitoring of the situation across the EU The delegation will include the following MEPs: Sophie IN ‘T VELD (Renew, NL […]