EP supports local authorities fighting the effects of the pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Besides Parliament’s core activities, President Sassoli has offered EP support to local authorities providing meals, shelter and a COVID-19 testing centre. The current precautionary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 have not affected the European Parliament’s capacity to ensure the legislative, budgetary and […]

International tourism is set to plunge by 80% this year – but some regions could recover more quickly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Millions of jobs could be lost in an industry that provides high levels of employment. Less developed economies could be hit particularly hard. However, some regions – particularly the Middle East – […]

Why integrated planning is key to truly transformative electrification

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Edward Borgstein, Director, Empowering Clean Economies, Rocky Mountain Institute & Richenda Van Leeuwen, Managing Director, African Energy Program, Empowering Clean Economies, Islands Energy Program, Rocky Mountain Institute Universal electrification must be delivered with integrated planning that supports local […]

Why COVID-19 poses a particular threat in the world’s slums

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antônio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, International Institute for Strategic Studies One of the bitter ironies of life for one billion slum dwellers in our world today is that, despite humanity’s progress, their greatest vulnerabilities stem […]

Coronavirus: European roadmap shows path towards common lifting of containment measures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission, in cooperation with the President of the European Council, has put forward a European roadmap to phase-out the containment measures due to the coronavirus outbreak. While we are still in firefighting mode, the necessary extraordinary measures taken by Member States and […]

Africa-Europe Alliance: Denmark provides €10 million for sustainable development under the EU External Investment Plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and Denmark signed a transfer agreement for a voluntary contribution of around €10 million (DKK 75 million) to the EU External Investment Plan. The European Investment Plan is a key tool of the Africa-Europe Alliance. Most of the contribution will […]