TradeTech has huge potential to boost trade – here’s what policy-makers should know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikael Lind, Senior Research Adviser, Research Institutes of Sweden & Wolfgang Lehmacher, Operating Partner, Industrial Innovation Partners, Anchor Group TradeTech aims to ensure the efficient global exchange of goods. Policy-makers should consider global coordination and equal access to […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission completes the second successful bond issuance in 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today raised a further €10 billion in NextGenerationEU funds through its second bond syndication of 2022. The 10-year bond, due on 06 July 2032, brings the total financing raised under the programme to €91 billion. This placement will continue to […]

We must use lessons learned from tackling COVID to fight tuberculosis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patricia Monthe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MEDx eHealthcenter Tuberculosis was responsible for 1.5 millions deaths in 2020, despite being curable and preventable. Global progress in tackling the infectious disease has been reversed during the COVID-19 outbreak. We […]

3 ways the circular economy is vital for the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Pennington, Associate Director, Circular Economy Lead, Deloitte Reaching net-zero goals is a massive undertaking, requiring an urgent systems-wide change in how we live and work. Making the needed changes at speed to support the energy transition is […]

How road pricing is tackling congestion and pollution in cities like London and Singapore

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Ketter, Professor of Information Systems for Sustainable Society, University of Cologne & Mary Loane, Lead, Global New Mobility Coalition, World Economic Forum LLC Private vehicle traffic is skyrocketing – bringing with it more traffic jams, longer travel […]

International Migrants Day: Statement of the European Commission and the High Representative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement:  “This International Migrants Day we celebrate the potential of human mobility. In 2020, there were 281 million international migrants in the world, representing 3.6% of […]

One Health: A beacon of hope for the future world

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jannatul Ferdous Tonny, a fourth-year medical student of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Bangladesh. 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 […]

Competition: Commission outlines contribution of competition policy and its review to green and digital transition, and to a resilient Single Market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has adopted a Communication on a competition policy fit for new challenges, which frames the important role of competition policy for Europe’s path towards recovery, the green and digital transitions, and for a resilient Single Market. The Communication highlights the in-built […]

The gender gap and health care: tackling the problem at its roots

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Feriel Arezki, a 5th year medical student from Bejaia, Algeria. 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 view on […]

EU Budget 2022 conciliation talks suspended

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament and Council have suspended the talks on the EU budget for 2022 on Friday without agreement. The discussions will continue on Monday 15 November, the last day of the conciliation period. Should the Conciliation Committee fail to find an agreement on a joint […]

COP26: 5 leaders from tough-to-decarbonize industries explain how to get to net-zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum Energy and power providers, infrastructure, chemicals and cement are some of the toughest sectors to decarbonize – but they are critical to meeting Paris Agreement targets. The use of green technology […]

EU exports boosted thanks to stronger implementation and enforcement of trade deals and global rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Effective implementation and enforcement of EU trade agreements and international trade rules have added €5.4 billion to EU exports in 2020. This confirms that European Commission efforts are paying off. Tangible results range from the elimination of trade barriers to addressing unfair trade practices […]

State of the Energy Union 2021: Renewables overtake fossil fuels as the EU’s main power source

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission adopted today its State of the Energy Union Reports for 2021, taking stock of the progress that the EU is making in delivering the clean energy transition, nearly two years after the launch of the European Green Deal. While there are a […]

Emerging technology: 10 years of top tech trends and how they’ve changed the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Greta Keenan, Programme Specialist, Science and Society, World Economic Forum & Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The 10th Anniversary edition of the World Economic Forum’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies Report launches on November 16. In the run-up […]

The Commission makes Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps more inclusive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted a framework to increase the inclusiveness and diversity of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes for the period 2021-2027. The measures deliver on the commitment by President von der Leyen‘s Commission to substantially reinforce both programmes, not only […]

Why the call of Presidents Michel and Xi should help get EU-China relations back on track asap

Last Friday, a much anticipated high level call call took place between EU Council’s President Charles Michel and China’s President Xi Jinping. The call came exactly one month after the European Parliament’s issued “vision” of the China-EU relations and following a year of setbacks in the EU-China relations. Overall, the leaders’ call was positive allowing […]

State aid: Commission approves €31.9 billion Italian scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €31.9 billion Italian scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Many companies in Italy have seen […]

4 ways media and entertainment could be more equitable and diverse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hesham Zafar, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum There are examples of media, entertainment and sports brands that are bringing their diversity commitments to life. Others can learn from their successes to implement their […]

European Youth Event 2021: proposals for the future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Recycling, multilingualism, the rule of law and a push for a Federal Europe were among the main ideas by the 10,000 young participants. The European Youth Event (EYE2021) took place on 8-9 October, with 5,000 young people at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and […]

Climate change: raise global ambitions to achieve strong outcome at COP26

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment Committee calls on all countries to implement a green recovery and increase their 2030 climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Ahead of the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021, on Tuesday the […]

It’s time to take girls’ digital safety and literacy seriously

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Askham, Policy & Advocacy Lead, Plan International, Isobel Fergus, Research Manager, Plan International & Nikita Shubsole Digital Policy & Advocacy Officer, Plan International Girls and young women spend huge amounts of time online. Access to the internet […]

Managing third-party risks? Here’s how a holistic approach can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ali H. Asseri, Head, Cybersecurity Risk Management, Saudi Aramco, Mansur Abilkasimov, Director, Cybersecurity Governance, Schneider Electric, Dennis Frio, Managing Director, PwC, Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Supply chain attacks affect multiple global victims and […]

Reduce, reuse, compost: Why recycling alone won’t solve the plastic crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daphna Nissenbaum, Co-Founder and CEO, TIPA About 8 billion tons of plastic has been produced globally since the 1950s, but only 10% has actually been recycled. Recycling is increasingly seen as an unsuitable solution to the growing volume […]

The 5 ‘Ts’ of cyber-crisis readiness for every kind of organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Founder and CEO, GEC Risk Advisory & Tomer Saban, CEO, WireX Systems • Cyber-resilience is a fundamental principle in the face of rising threats to digital security. • Cyber-crisis preparedness is a crucial part of broader […]

Air quality, aviation fuel and Australia’s koalas: Everything you need 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: Joe Myers Writer, Formative Content This weekly round-up brings you some of the key environment stories from the past seven days, to help keep you up to date. Top stories: WHO releases new air quality guidelines: China’s new […]

Sakharov Prize 2021: Parliament to announce candidates

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs will be presented with the nominees for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in a joint committee meeting on Monday afternoon. MEPs from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Development Committee and Subcommittee on Human Rights will meet to assess the nominees put […]

The pandemic has hurt women’s healthcare. This is why that’s bad for everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Community Lead, Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum The pandemic undermined women and girls’ fundamental rights and we must learn lessons about its impacts to build back better and ensure these groups aren’t left […]

Future Healthworker’s role in 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mansey Varghese is a third-year Medical Student of SMBT Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Nashik, 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 writer and […]

How can young people change the world? Top tips from a youth activist

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 Melati Wijsen was just 12-years-old when she co-founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags in Bali. She offers her tips for other young people hoping to drive change. Her generation has great potential to be […]

How can we deliver a climate-focused trade agenda?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jessica Gladstone, Partner, Clifford Chance, Janet Whittaker, Senior Counsel, Clifford Chance & Jeremy Stewart, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance Stable, open trade brings growth, scale, innovation and technology diffusion, which can be leveraged to accelerate decarbonisation and facilitate adaptation […]

How to harness the energy of social innovators for an inclusive recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Maria Inés Martin, Selections, Community and Impact Lead, […]

Joint EU-US Press Release on the Global Methane Pledge

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union and the United States announced today the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions to be launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November in Glasgow. President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der […]

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 […]