Getting a patent waiver is not enough, says WTO chief to Trade Committee

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s Committee on Trade debated on Thursday how to increase vaccine production effectively with WTO Director-General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. In reply to trade committee MEPs’ questions over what measures are needed to accelerate equitable access to vaccines, Dr Okonjo-Iweala argued in favour of expanding […]

MEPs split over waiver for COVID-19 vaccine patents

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. At Wednesday’s debate on ensuring global access to shots, there was a lack of consensus among MEPs on a temporary waiver of patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines. A number of speakers called on the Commission to support a waiver of the intellectual property rights […]

4 charts that show how technology is enabling the energy transition

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 Europe is a leading source of energy-related innovation, according to a new report. Electric vehicles are one of the main drivers of change. While patents relating to renewables like wind, solar, hydro […]

Commission steps up fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today put forward a comprehensive approach to further strengthen the EU’s fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. The Commission has published an ambitious and multifaceted Action Plan, which sets out concrete measures that the Commission will take over the […]

Missions of Our Time Shared by China and EU

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written on the Occasion of 45th Anniversary of Establishment of China-EU Diplomatic Ties by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong […]