Explainer: What is a yield curve and why does it matter right now?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content A key bond market signal – the US yield curve – is displaying warning signs. A yield curve is a visual representation of bond investors’ feelings about risk. 2-year US Treasury yields […]

GCC: EU unveils Strategic Partnership with the Gulf

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the High Representative and the European Commission adopted a Joint Communication on a ‘Strategic Partnership with the Gulf’ with the aim to broaden and deepen the European Union (EU)’s cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and its Member countries. High Representative/Vice-President, Josep […]

The consequences of the war in Ukraine will be far-reaching 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska, Cofounder, Ukrainian Sustainable Fund The Russian invasion into Ukraine will have far reaching consequences in a variety of areas: the situation has evolved into a humanitarian crisis, has turned food and energy security volatile and raises […]

Why least developed countries are switching to ‘services-based’ economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brendan Vickers, Adviser and Head, International Trade Policy, Commonwealth Secretariat, Salamat Ali, International Trade Economist, The Commonwealth Secretariat & Neil Balchin, Economic Adviser – Trade Policy Analysis, The Commonwealth Secretariat Cross-sectoral labour movements during the Istanbul Programme of […]

Can brands make reusable packaging more attractive than single-use plastic? NFTs could be the answer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Samson, Marketing Communication Manager, Searious Business The reusable packaging market could be a $10 billion opportunity to eliminate single-use plastic. Despite this many brands are reluctant to believe their customers can change their throw away habits. Next-generation […]

EuroLat Assembly: hate speech, circular economy and food security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The 14th Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly plenary session will take place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 13 and 14 April. Members of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), composed of 75 MEPs and 75 representatives of Latin American and Caribbean parliaments, will participate on […]

EU develops strategic reserves for chemical, biological and radio-nuclear emergencies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To improve the EUs preparedness and response to public health risks such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats, the Commission is building up strategic reserves of response capacities through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. This includes a €540.5 million rescEU strategic stockpile, […]

Global Gateway: Commission strengthens partnerships for sustainable investments with Niger, Ivory Coast and Ghana

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following-up on the 6th European Union – African Union summit, Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen travelled to Niger, Ivory Coast and Ghana this week to strengthen the EU’s partnership with these key regional partners under the Global Gateway strategy. She launched the new […]

Ukraine: Commission launches special call to support Member States welcoming refugees from Ukraine and the phasing out of their reliance on fossil fuels from Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has launched a special call under the Technical Support Instrument (TSI) to support Member Stateswelcoming refugees from Ukrainefollowing Russia’s invasion of the country and the phasing out of their reliance on fossil fuels from Russia. Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, […]

How can we coexist with refugees?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Salvadori, a twenty-one-year-old medical student at the University of L’Aquila, Italy. 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 IFMSA’s […]

Winds, winter drought and wildfires: 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: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content This weekly round-up brings you some of the key environment stories from the past seven days. Top stories: Madagascar hit by Cyclone Emnati; Portugal may limit irrigation amid winter drought; animals flee […]

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

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Cyprus’s map 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 19 April […]

This is what the 4-day workweek means for equal rights, productivity and climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, Shanghai I Hub, Flexible and hybrid working styles are the new normal following the COVID-19 pandemic. Working four days a week boosts productivity and is beneficial to individuals, the environment, and the economy. A […]

These 9 diverse innovations are paving the way for climate justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Huber, Community Success Specialist, UpLink, World Economic Forum Climate change has disproportionate impacts on disadvantaged communities. The Climate Justice Challenge on UpLink sourced innovative ideas from communities most affected by climate disasters. The selected 9 UpLink Top […]

Green Deal: EU invests over €110 million in LIFE projects for environment and climate in 11 EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is announcing an investment of over €110 million into LIFE programme integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected after a call for proposals covering the year 2020. The funding will support new major environmental and climate projects in 11 EU […]

The Future of human right propagation and European response to refugee and immigrant camps

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Namaal Bel-Nono, a 2nd year Ghanaian student of Sumy state university medical institute and Ms. Asekun Abiola Tolulope, a Nigerian 5th-year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

EU job-search aid worth €3.7 million for 297 dismissed Airbus workers in France

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Almost 300 Airbus employees in France who lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic will receive €3.7 million in EU aid. On Wednesday, Parliament approved France’s request for support from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers (EGF). MEPs acknowledged that “in […]

Will digital services remain in the vanguard of the global trade recovery?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johannes Fritz, Chief Executive Officer, St.Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade & Simon Evenett, Founder, St.Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade As rising shipping costs crimp trade in goods, trade’s contribution to the pandemic economic recovery is ever […]

Valuing women’s work and the value of working women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claudia Nayibe López Hernández, Mayor of Bogota, Office of the Mayor of Bogota, Kathleen Sherwin, Interim President and CEO, Women Deliver Gender equality and women’s rights are central components of economic justice and governments should drive these through […]

These 6 trends are shaping the businesses of the future

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 The pandemic and the technological revolution are fundamentally changing today’s business world. Organizations that rethink, reshape and reinvent themselves will be best placed for the future. Trends include learning from real-time data and […]

Why the energy sector’s latest cyberattack in Europe matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Klimburg, Head, Centre for Cybersecurity, Member of the Executive committee, World Economic Forum, Filipe Beato, Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Maciej Kolaczkowski, Manager Oil and Gas Industry – Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Platform, World Economic […]

Parliament updates the composition of its committees and subcommittees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs updated the number of members in Parliament’s 20 committees and 3 sub-committees, and the political groups determined who will sit in each committee. Following a plenary vote on the proposal by Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (673 for, 17 against, 5 abstentions), […]

Here’s how we can bridge the ‘data divide’ for a more equitable future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Teresa Carlson, President, Chief Growth Officer, Splunk & Kriss Deiglmeier, Chief Social Impact Officer , Splunk Inc. Due to the ‘data divide’, data is predominantly used to create commercial value, rather than to solve pressing social and environmental […]

Intellectual property: Statement by EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton welcoming the provisional application of the Unitary Patent

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today marks an important day for innovation in Europe. Today, the Unitary Patent starts to become reality. It has been a long and difficult way to get here: almost 50 years of discussions, and a decade since the Unitary Patent was agreed.  Today, with a sufficient […]

3 strategies to responsibly scale the manufacturing industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Maria Basso, Platform Curator, Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum, Jonas Boehm, Manager Strategic Ecosystem, TWAICE Technologies GmbH & Maja Bärring, PhD Candidate, […]

We know plastic pollution is bad – but how exactly is it linked to climate change?

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 Many plastics end up in the ocean, where they release greenhouse gases as they slowly break down. Plastic incineration is a significant source of air pollution. Establishing a circular economy is crucial […]

The world is drowning in data. Why don’t we trade it like on a stock exchange?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dimitri Zabelin, Policy Analyst, Data Policy, World Economic Forum LLC & Tomonori Yuyama, Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan, World Economic Forum & Tomoaki Nakanishi, Project Fellow, Data for Common Purpose Initiative, World Economic Forum Data […]

63% of executives think their company is leading on climate-change. But the true picture is more complex

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Punit Renjen, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte C-suite executives worldwide recognize the need for business to take climate action. Simultaneously, they are struggling to meaningfully transform their companies. One-fifth of companies are actually taking decisive steps on sustainability. […]

Future of Europe: Conference Plenary discusses Citizens’ Panels’ recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Plenary will take stock of the 90 recommendations by the Panels on ‘European democracy / Values and rights, rule of law, security’ and ‘Climate change, environment / Health’, and of related recommendations from National Citizens’ Panels. In the two European Citizens’ Panels that […]

REACT-EU: €382.7 million to help Spain’s regions fighting the coronavirus pandemic and supporting a digital and green transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has granted €382.7million under the 2022 tranche of REACT-EU to support the recovery and the digital and green transition of Spain. This additional funding under the European Regional Development Fund is added to twelve 2014-2020 operational programmes to help the health system […]

3 imperatives to accelerate the world’s sustainable recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roland Busch, President and CEO, Siemens AG There is a unique opportunity to shape a sustainable future. Time is running out; we need to accelerate action on every front. Technology, skills development and global cooperation are paramount. When […]

Commission calls for environmental sustainability to be at the core of EU education and training systems

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission published today a proposal for a Council Recommendation on learning for environmental sustainability. The aim of the proposal is to support Member States, schools, higher education institutions, non-governmental organisations and all education providers in equipping learners with understanding and skills on sustainability, […]

The Commission steps up action for high quality and inclusive youth volunteering

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As one of the first concrete initiatives under the 2022 European Year of Youth, the Commission published today its proposal for a Council Recommendation on youth volunteering to facilitate transnational youth volunteering under the European Solidarity Corps or other schemes at national level. Recognising […]