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 […]

More than 100 CEO Climate Leaders share an open letter for world leaders at COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. This letter is being released ahead of COP27 by the World Economic Forum on behalf of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders. More than 100 CEOs of large multinational organizations, all members of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, […]

3 insights to help organizations measure, report and reduce scope 3 emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Monica Batchelder, Chief Sustainability Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise It’s human nature to wish not to be held accountable for things we cannot fully control. But as climate change persists, we must accept that measuring and reducing emissions for […]

Commission secures ambitious EU negotiating mandate for the COP27 on Climate and COP15 on Biodiversity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At yesterday’s Environment Council in Luxembourg, the Commission secured an ambitious negotiating mandate for the upcoming COP27 Climate Conference in November and the COP15 Biodiversity Conference in December. The EU will push for increased action at global level to tackle the interconnected climate and […]

Zero Pollution: Europeans seriously worried about air quality and call for stronger action

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Europeans are worried about the effect of air pollution on health and the environment, according to a special Eurobarometer survey published today. Most also think that industry, public authorities and employers need to do more to improve air quality. Respondents clearly favour an international […]

How COP27 can help African nations bearing the brunt of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Hetner, Special Advisor for Cyber Risk, NACD, John Frazzini, Board Member, Internet Security Alliance – ISA Amidst this year’s drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, catastrophic floods in Durban and deadly heatwaves in North Africa, […]

Frontex: MEPs refuse to discharge EU border agency over its management in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. MEPs refused to discharge the 2020 budgets for the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the Council, and granted discharge to the European Economic and Social Committee. 345 MEPs voted in favour of the committee recommendation to refuse discharge to Frontex, 284 voted […]

European Commission raises a further €11 billion for NextGenerationEU and to support Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today issued €11 billion in a dual tranche transaction, the proceeds of which will be used to support Ukraine under the EU’s MFA programme and Europe’s recovery under the flagship NextGenerationEU programme. The deal consisted of a €5 billion tap […]

An ageing population needs a different approach to housing and care. This is how to provide it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellie Graeden, Research Professor, Georgetown University, Darrell Bricker, Global CEO, Public Affairs, Ipsos Our global population is ageing rapidly. By 2030, one in six people in the world will be aged 60 years old or over and the […]

Rewilding: letting nature do its own thing

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 Rewilding has gone global, and rewilding projects are growing in more than 70 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Latin America and North America. The Global Rewilding Alliance, which was created in […]

Employers in the US are cutting back on parental leave, survey shows

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Employers in the US appear to be cutting back on paid maternity and paternity leave. The amount of time off granted to new parents is returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to the […]

Inflation, recession? What next for the global economy? Three experts dig into the latest Chief Economists Outlook

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 What’s going on in the global economy? It is a question that the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Economists seeks to answer every three months with its Chief Economists Outlook. […]

Here’s how companies can truly improve employee happiness

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Gaston-Breton, Professor of marketing, ESCP Business School, Jérémy Lemoine, Lecturer at the University of East London, visiting lecturer at ESCP Business School, Benjamin Voyer, Professor of entrepreneurship, ESCP Business School, Minas Kastanakis, Professor of marketing, ESCP Business […]

Tackling disinformation – how can we combat the lies that go viral?

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 Disinformation is not new. Examples of disinformation and so-called fake news campaigns are plentiful. But with increasing fears about the cost of living – exacerbated by the pandemic and the energy […]

How the German car industry became more sustainable and what to learn from it 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florian Wissuwa, PhD candidate, Research Assistant, Chair of Supply Chain and Operations Management, Berlin campus of ESCP Business School, Christian F. Durach, Full Professor, Chair of Supply Chain and Operations Management, Berlin campus of ESCP Business School Numerous […]

Circular economy: Commission takes action to reduce waste from single-use plastics

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is today taking legal steps against 11 Member States, calling on them to step up the implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive in order to reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment and on human health. Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, […]

Abortion is a basic healthcare right

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tulsi Patel, a second year medical student at GMERS Medical College, Gotri in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. 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 writers and do […]

EU budget: Commission proposes measures to the Council under the conditionality regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed budget protection measures to the Council under the conditionality regulation. This is to ensure the protection of the EU budget and the financial interests of the EU against breaches of the principles of the rule of law in […]

Averting an energy crisis requires bold investment in renewable energy — particularly in developing economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mili Fomicov, Researcher, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College London, Olivia Zeydler, Programme Analyst, Energy, Materials Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum A spate of disturbing geo-political events and the growing frequency of adverse climate events have […]

What is quiet quitting?

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 Quiet quitting is taking over TikTok, and the video-sharing app is ablaze with the term. It’s throwing new light on the world of work for young professionals and has opened up a […]

This is where Gen Z goes for financial advice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Tkachenko, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Qure.Finance Generation Z are almost five times more likely to get financial advice from social media platforms than people aged 41 or over. Trust, accountability and protection from scams are important […]

Commission publishes 2021 Annual Burden Survey outlining EU efforts to simplify legislation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today published the 2021 Annual Burden Survey, which presents concrete examples of simplification of EU rules in areas such as agriculture and rural development, competition, communications, health and food safety, transport and mobility, and the single market. The 2021 Annual […]

EU wins WTO case against Turkey’s discriminatory practices on pharmaceuticals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU welcomes today’s appeal arbitration award by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the case the EU brought against Turkey on pharmaceutical products. The appeal award confirms the Panel’s ruling and finds that the localisation measure discriminates against foreign pharmaceutical products, as it […]

Ukraine: EU grants access to funding under the EU4Health programme

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, as part of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to provide support in the area of health, Commissioner Kyriakides visited Ukraine to meet Minister of Health Viktor Liashko and pay a visit to a medical centre for children as well as a patient rehabilitation centre. […]

Micromobility is clean and quiet — how can it be widely used?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nikolaus Lang, Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Leader, Global Advantage Practice, Boston Consulting Group, Andreas Herrmann, Director, Institute for Mobility, University of St. Gallen Micromobility — such as e-bikes and e-scooters — is quiet, clean, and solves […]

MEPs want better protection for consumers applying for loans online

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new EU rules aim at protecting consumers online from credit card debt, overdrafts and loans that are unsuitable for their financial situation. In a text adopted by the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, with 42 votes in favour, 1 against and 1 […]

Climate change: new rules for companies to stop EU-driven deforestation globally

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To fight climate change and biodiversity loss globally, Environment MEPs want only deforestation-free products to be allowed on the EU market. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee today adopted its position with 60 votes to 2 and 13 abstentions on the Commission […]

Forest fires: EU mobilises its firefighting fleet to help Portugal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Forest fires: EU mobilises its firefighting fleet to help Portugal Portugal has activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to request emergency assistance for the current wildfires in the central part of the country. In an immediate response, the European Commission has mobilised this morning […]

How natural language processing can help relieve the healthcare worker shortage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tashfeen Suleman, CEO, CloudMedx The WHO predicts a shortage of 18 million health workers by 2030. A new survey shows the “biggest pain points” affecting these workers: increasing use of tech can add even more layers of documentation. […]

What the G7 Summit could mean for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nathan Cooper, Lead, Partnerships and Engagement Strategy, Climate Action Platform, World Economic Forum, Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets G7 leaders are meeting in Germany to discuss the […]

Our waste is valuable: how one company is creating a circular economy for plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO, Accenture in Europe & Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Just 9% of the world’s plastics waste is recycled, yet plastics have a wide range of applications – from packaging to cars and textiles. […]

Farm to Fork: New rules to reduce the risk and use of pesticides in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. What has been proposed today and what are the next steps? The Commission has proposed new rules to reduce the use and risk of pesticides in the EU, delivering on the Farm to Fork Strategy objective of a fair, healthy and environmentally respectful food […]

Junior Enterprises Europe Winter Conference 2023: how can students make a difference in Europe? 

This article was published in cooperation with our partner Junior Enterprises Europe. This year’s edition of the Junior Enterprises Europe  Winter Conference – the biggest  event of the European Network of Junior Enterprises – took place virtually due to the pandemic between the 2nd and the 5th of March and it gathered over 180 higher education […]