Questions and answers on the EU’s Arctic Strategy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Why should the EU be engaged in the Arctic? As a geopolitical power and a major economic player, the EU has strategic and day-to-day interests, both in the European Arctic as well as the broader Arctic region, and shares the responsibility for sustainable development […]

4 ways to improve the lives of older people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prakash Tyagi, Founder-Director, GRAVIS Hospital; Executive Director, GRAVIS By 2050, it is expected there will be more humans over 60 than under 15 for the first time in history. Older people are harder hit by poverty and ill-health, […]

EU and Indo-Pacific: natural partners

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the High Representative adopted a Joint Communication on the EU Strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. The Joint Communication contains concrete actions to reinforce the strategic engagement with the region, as tasked by the Council on 19 April 2021. President […]

Valuing natural capital is key to the future of investment. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Hodgson, Co-head, Thinking Ahead Group, Willis Towers Watson A multi-trillion-dollar annual investment gap needs to be filled to meet decarbonization goals and the transition to a circular economy. Decarbonization and circular economy transition pathways will change long-term […]

Action! How movies are helping young people fight climate change and other global challenges

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 Melati Wijsen helped bring about bans on certain types of plastic in Bali and now she’s travelled the world meeting other young activists. A documentary of her work and travels was shown […]

Financial stability: Commission adopts final one-year extension of the transitional regime for capital requirements for non-EU central counterparties (CCPs)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today extended – by one additional year –the current transitional regime regarding the capital requirements that EU banks and investment firms must maintain when exposed to non-EU central counterparties (‘CCPs’). This transitional regime will therefore continue to apply until 28 […]

Commission Statement on the decision by the Swiss Federal Council to terminate the negotiations of the EU-Swiss Institutional Framework Agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Federal Council took the decision to terminate the negotiations of the EU-Swiss Institutional Framework Agreement. We take note of this unilateral decision of the Swiss Government. We regret this decision, given the progress that has been made over the last years to […]

Supply chains are on the cusp of a data-fed revolution. Here’s how businesses can succeed.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management , North Carolina State University Poole College of Management & Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, Flextronics Supply chains are about to face great […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: preparations continue

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. After the successful launch of the multilingual digital platform, the Executive Board continues to fine-tune arrangements prior to the inaugural hybrid event on 9 May. At their third meeting on Thursday (22 April), the Executive Board endorsed the event’s draft programme, which will take […]

Palliative care: an ethical responsibility of health systems

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nicole Mazzochi, a second-year medical student at Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), in southern Brazil. 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 […]

This is how to future-proof your company, according to McKinsey

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Even before COVID-19, many executives were worried their companies were organized for a world that is disappearing. McKinsey outlines how companies can reimagine themselves for the future by asking: Who we are? How […]

Action needed on causes of obesity to stop future pandemic deaths

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johanna Ralston, CEO , World Obesity Federation Countries with overweight populations have experienced a higher number of COVID-19 related deaths. The Global Obesity Forum Declaration 2021 has been developed to highlight the varied and complex root causes and […]

We can end routine gas flaring by 2030. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zubin Bamji, Program Manager, Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, World Bank Burning the gases associated with oil drilling has significant environmental consequences. It’s also a waste of a valuable source of energy. The future of routine gas flaring […]

The EU and Japan trade deal celebrates second anniversary by further strengthening ties

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 1st of February marks the second anniversary of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The Joint Committee established under the Agreement, co-chaired by Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi, celebrates this anniversary by agreeing important improvements to […]

Empowering Africa: MEPs vote on strategy for a new EU-Africa partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Europe and Africa must move away from a donor-recipient relationship, said the Development Committee, outlining its vision for a relationship between the two continents. On Thursday, MEPs adopted a wide-ranging strategy on a new EU-Africa partnership by 20 votes, with two votes against and […]

Turkey: EU extends humanitarian support for refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has extended two humanitarian flagship programmes in Turkey until early 2022. These programmes help over 1.8 million refugees meet their basic needs and will help over 700,000 children to continue their education. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said: “The humanitarian […]

MEPs spell out their priorities for the Digital Services Act

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs’ demands on how digital services, including online platforms and marketplaces, should be regulated were set out in a vote in the Internal Market Committee on Monday. With the upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA), the EU aims to shape the digital economy not only […]

Why helping cross-border commuters is key to fighting COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Caballero, Project Specialist, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum & Mouchka Heller, Project Manager, Seamless Integrated Mobility System, World Economic Forum Thousands of essential healthcare workers cross the border between Canada and the U.S. every day. […]

EU and Germany join efforts to support the African Union’s response to coronavirus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU continues to work with Member States to tackle the coronavirus pandemic on all fronts. Today, 500.000 additional coronavirus testing kits have been provided to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The test kits were delivered by […]

Right-wing “sovranism” harm national identity

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr. Tomasso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. It is exactly the opposite of what the “sovranist” preach: closing ourselves within physical and mental walls damages national identity, it does not preserve […]

The COVID-19 pandemic is not a break for nature – let’s make sure there is one after the crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Troëng, Executive Vice President, Field Delivery, Conservation International, Bogotá, Colombia & Edward Barbier, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, Colorado State University & Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica There is a misperception […]

MEPs call for concrete details and novel tools to address the economic crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs on Monday quizzed Commissioners Dombrovskis and Gentiloni on planned measures to tackle the looming economic crisis due to COVID-19. Opening the discussion held within the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, Committee Chair Irene Tinagli (S&D, IT) underlined that although the measures agreed by […]

World Economic Forum launches COVID Action Platform to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Head of Communications, Chairman’s Office, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum on Wednesday announced the creation of the COVID Action Platform. The global platform, the first of its kind, aims to convene the business community […]

Changing how we produce and consume: New Circular Economy Action Plan shows the way to a climate-neutral, competitive economy of empowered consumers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action Plan aims to make […]

This chart shows the total number of COVID-19 cases and recoveries so far

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niall McCarthy, Data Journalist, Statista Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China there have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases. Infections in China are finally starting to slow down. When looking at the number of […]

LGBTQ+: The social evolution of a minority

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anderson de Castro Remedio, a second-year medical student at the University Center of the Americas (FAM). He is affiliated to 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 […]