COVID-19 pandemic and one health approach: learning from humanity’s past mistakes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Liber Ramírez Bustamante, a med student currently one year away from graduating at the National School of Medicine and Homeopathy in Mexico City. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Mergers: The Commission adopts a Statement of Objections in view of adopting interim measures following Illumina’s early acquisition of GRAIL

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Illumina and GRAIL informing them of the interim measures it intends to adopt following the companies’ alleged breach of the standstill obligation under the EU Merger Regulation. These measures aim to restore and maintain […]

Beating financial crime: Commission overhauls anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today presented an ambitious package of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. The package also includes the proposal for the creation of a new EU authority to fight money laundering. This package […]

Combating COVID-19 and Ensuring No One is Left Behind

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, the Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Development Programme and Mr. Bambang Susantono, the Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank. The opinions expressed […]

Future-proof taxation – Commission proposes new, ambitious business tax agenda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st century to promote a robust, efficient and fair business tax system in the European Union. It sets out both a long-term and short-term vision to support Europe’s recovery from the […]

How we can build our way out of the crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kim Fausing, President and Chief Executive Officer, Danfoss Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is vital if we want to reduce emissions. Optimizing heating, ventilation and air conditioning saves energy, with a payback time of just two to […]

What’s an ‘essential service’? Not knowing could block access to key digital services during COVID

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erin Ennis, Senior Director, Global Public Policy, Dell Technologies & Jimena Sotelo, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum The supply of services was as disrupted as the supply of goods during the pandemic. A coordinated definition of […]