Make it easier for 11 million EU citizens to participate in European elections

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs adopted a series of proposals to reinforce the right of mobile EU citizens to vote and stand in European elections in the EU country in which they reside. The Constitutional Affairs Committee adopted its draft proposals to make European elections “more accessible, more […]

Has Eurozone inflation peaked? Plus other economy stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. Has Eurozone inflation peaked? Eurozone inflation eased far more than expected in November, raising hopes that surging price growth is past its peak. But the European Central Bank’s (ECB) top names […]

WTO panel rules against Indonesia’s export limitations on raw materials

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU welcomes the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) clear ruling confirming that Indonesia’s export ban and domestic processing requirement on nickel ore violates WTO rules. The WTO panel report was made public today. The WTO panel upheld all EU claims against Indonesia. First of […]

MEPs vote not to accept passports issued by Russia in occupied areas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament has endorsed a decision not to accept passports and other travel documents issued by Russia in illegally-occupied regions of Ukraine and Georgia. Parliament approved the agreement with Council on the non-acceptance of travel documents issued by Russia in occupied Ukrainian regions […]

Scaling AI: Here’s why you should first invest in responsible AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhishek Gupta, Senior Responsible AI Leader & Expert, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Steven Mills, Partner and Chief Artificial Intelligence Ethics Officer, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive […]

What the world thinks about the new US electric vehicle tax plan

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum In August, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law in the United States, marking a major step by the US government towards decarbonising high-polluting industries and increasing green financing. […]

Here’s how African leaders can close the climate finance gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kulé Gal, Community Engagement Specialist, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum. Africa is set to disproportionately bear the brunt of climate change. The continent has contributed the least to global warming, and has the lowest emissions, but is […]

A tale of two US labour markets: How remote work could help break down barriers to employment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rand Ghayad, Head of Economics and Global Labor Markets, LinkedIn The labour market continues to show signs of substantial tightness. More workers have been leaving their jobs, and a good number of them have been quitting in less […]

Fixing the global skills gap: Here’s why firms need to get migrant management right 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Baldassari, Executive Vice-President, Worldwide Operations, Flex, Aida Hajro, Chair in International Business and Director, Centre for International Business at the University of Leed, Milda Žilinskaitė, Senior Scientist, Vienna University of Economics and Business The term “global war […]

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 […]

COP27: EU calls on all Parties to take concrete steps to limit global warming to 1.5°C and respect the Paris Agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference starting this weekend in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the Commission will call on all Parties to take urgent action to bring down greenhouse gas emissions and respect the commitments they made under the Paris Agreement and in the […]

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 […]

Economics explained: What can we do about inequality?

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, Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, World Economic Forum Income and wealth inequality are nothing new. Indeed, economists and historians have never found a society without it. But how do we measure it? What causes […]

How circular solutions can boost supply chain resilience and decarbonization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neelam Melwani, Senior Manager, Circular Economy and Sustainability, Deloitte LLP COP27 is another crucial milestone in our race to a net-zero world. The past years were marked by companies focusing on addressing direct emissions from company-owned and controlled […]

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 […]

To tackle violence against women, we need to alleviate poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, New York Hub To end violence against women, the international community needs to identify its contributing factors. And poverty, while often overlooked, is an important one. Low-income women and girls have limited options when […]

Berlin Process Summit: EU announces €1 billion energy support package for the Western Balkans and welcomes new agreements to strengthen the Common Regional Market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, President Ursula von der Leyen, and High Representative Josep Borrell participated in the Western Balkans Summit in the context of the Berlin Process. During the Summit and as advanced during her mission in the region last week, the President announced a substantial energy […]

Inflation’s paradigm shift, explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Blake, Head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum, Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The global economy is under attack from an insidious force: inflation. How entrenched in the psyches […]

Why short-sightedness is on the rise and what can be done

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ewan Thomson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Myopia — the medical term for short-sightedness or near-sightedness — is on the rise. Globally, around a third of people were short-sighted in 2020, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But […]

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 […]

Four innovations preparing cities for climate change

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 In the fight against climate change, cities matter. Today, over half of humanity lives in cities and by 2050 seven in ten of us will be urban dwellers. So what can be […]

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 […]

European Forest Fire report: Three of the worst fire seasons on record took place in the last six years

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) published the latest edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in 2021. It concludes that last year’s fire season was the second worst in the EU territory in […]

NASA’s former chief scientist on why space exploration is vital to humanity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum Ellen Stofan is undersecretary for science and research at the Smithsonian and former chief scientist at NASA, where she helped guide the development of a long range plan to get humans […]

7 leaders share what’s needed now for climate action ahead of COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Egypt’s COP27 climate summit is nearly here, bringing together delegates from around the world all to negotiate global goals for tackling the biggest challenge of our time: climate change. Interviews from […]

How can young leaders make an impact within their communities? 4 views

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexia Barillas, Writer, World Economic Forum This week, the alumni from the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders (YGL) programme convene in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Economic Forum founded the scheme to foster new leadership models. Through a […]

Gene therapy: Why we need to accelerate global access to the world’s most expensive drugs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shyam Bishen, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum More than 110 years ago, a Chicago doctor observed […]

5 leaders on how Latin America is driving sustainability across its value chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Felipe Bezamat, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, World Economic Forum, Thales Panza de Paula, Acting Head, Regional Business Engagement, Latin America, World Economic Forum Global Value Chains (GVCs) have been one of the primary driving forces behind the […]

Inflation tops the list of the world’s biggest worries but there’s plenty more on our minds, survey suggests

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Are you ok?” It’s a question we might all consider asking friends and family right now as the list of global issues we have to worry about keeps growing. Inflation is the […]

Burkina Faso: MEPs demand immediate return to constitutional order

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs condemn the military coup in Burkina Faso and express concern about allegations of human rights violations. The military coup of 30 September 2022, the second one in a year, undermines the recent progress made towards an orderly […]

True success at COP27 means addressing climate justice — here’s how to do it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anurit Kanti, Global Shaper, Gurugram Hub, World Economic Forum This year’s Conference of the Parties (COP), in Egypt, will be pivotal. Last year, in Glasgow, countries committed to more climate financing and raised their goals, but fell short […]

Enhancing cybersecurity and protection of EU infrastructure is vital, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a plenary debate with Commission Vice-President Schinas, MEPs demanded more EU ambition in cybersecurity and in protecting critical infrastructure. They argued that the recent Nord Stream incident has revealed the fragility of the EU’s infrastructure, and emphasised the danger of cyberattacks, pointing to […]

25 ways heavy industries can reach net zero – IEA report

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Better international collaboration is vital for the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. That’s the message of the Breakthrough Agenda Report 2022, published by the International Energy […]