How commercial flights in Europe are edging closer to pre-pandemic levels

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 Flights in Europe are taking off again – though they’re not yet back to pre-pandemic levels, new data shows. Commercial flights – defined as flights carrying passengers, freight and mail – grew […]

Antitrust: Commission adopts Guidelines on collective agreements by solo self-employed people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has adopted today its Guidelines on the application of EU competition law to collective agreements(‘Guidelines’) regarding the working conditions of solo self-employed people.The Guidelines clarify when certain self-employed people can get together to negotiate collectively better working conditions without breaching EU […]

Ship collisions can kill whales – this technology is helping to stop them

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 Whales aren’t just the largest animals on Earth. They also play a vital role in the food chain and the species diversity in our ocean – and help to tackle climate change […]

EU announces historic €715 million for the Global Fund to save millions of lives from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission announced a new record €715 millionfrom the EU budget tothe Global Fund for the period 2023-2025 at the Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference, hosted by US President Biden in New York. Together with the pledges from EU Member States, Team Europe […]

Raising eyebrows and the shush surrounding abortions in Pakistan

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hira Saleem, a fourth year medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan. 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 not necessarily […]

Here’s how other refugee emergencies can guide government response to the Ukraine crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Björn Gillsäter, Head, World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement As the conflict in Ukraine continues, the world witnesses yet another refugee emergency. Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing their homes to seek asylum in other European countries. […]

Most people get their news online – but many are switching off altogether. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content New figures from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat confirm that the consumption of news online is continuing to grow. The data from 2021 shows that 72% of internet users aged 16-74 […]

Hybrid entrepreneurship – 5 reasons to build a venture while still working 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patricia Russ, Founder and CEO, Ovini Berlin What do Steve Wozniak, Henry Ford and Sarah Blakely have in common? They built some of the most successful businesses of all time – Apple, Ford and Spanx – all while […]

European Commission proposes second €5 billion tranche of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed a further €5 billion in macro-financial assistance (MFA) loans to Ukraine as the second part of the exceptional MFA package of up to €9 billion announced in the Commission’s communication of 18 May 2022 and endorsed by the […]

EU contest for young translators: schools can now enrol

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Secondary schools in all EU countries can now enrol for Juvenes Translatores, the European Commission’s annual translation contest. From 12:00 CET on 2 September, schools can register online for their students to compete with peers around the EU. This year, contestants will translate texts on […]

Why the US Inflation Reduction Act is an important step in the transition to clean energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Humzah Yazdani The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law in the US in August 2022. It has the potential to significantly curb the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Its provisions pertaining to climate change mitigation, clean energy and […]

Businesses have a role to play in achieving global food security. This is what they can do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative Almost half of the world’s calorie intake is derived from essential crops, such as maize, rice and wheat. Ukraine and Russia account for 29% of global wheat exports and […]

State aid: Commission clears financing of Post Denmark’s universal service obligation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Denmark’s compensation to Post Danmark for its universal postal service obligation in 2020. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “In today’s digital world, ordinary mail continues to be replaced by […]

These are the most international universities in the world in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education Times Higher Education’s (THE) survey of over 10,000 academics features internationally oriented universities leading global academic collaboration efforts through knowledge diplomacy. Knowledge diplomacy values scientific exchange and diverse, international student […]

4 key steps to decommissioning coal-fired power plants

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) & Gagan Sidhu, Director, Centre for Energy Finance, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) The race is on to meet climate goals – highlighting the […]

Data protection: European Commission launches the process towards adoption of the adequacy decision for the Republic of Korea

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launches the process towards adoption of the adequacy decision for the transfer of personal data to the Republic of Korea. It will cover transfers of personal data to the Republic of Korea’s commercial operators as well as public authorities. If adopted, […]

How the creative manufacturing and handmade sector can craft a post-COVID-19 future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Phillips, Founding Partner and Chief of Design, Powered by People The COVID-19 pandemic brought many creative manufacturing and handmade businesses to a standstill; The sector’s workforce is one of the world’s largest, but also among the poorest […]

How can we make careers in corporate social innovation popular among young people?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noa Gafni, Executive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation Millennials are increasing looking for jobs in companies with strong social responsibility initiatives. However, corporations and institutions must lay the ground to make jobs in corporate social innovation […]

What do the Dutch court ruling on Shell and shareholder moves at Chevron and Exxon mean for oil giants in the era of climate action?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Bacchus, Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Governance, University of Central Florida On May 26, three of the largest oil companies in the world were given the […]

New EU copyright rules that will benefit creators, businesses and consumers start to apply

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. This Monday 7 June marks the deadline for Member States to transpose the new EU copyright rules into national law. The new Copyright Directive protects creativity in the digital age, bringing concrete benefits to citizens, the creative sectors, the press, researchers, educators and cultural heritage […]

Commission and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst announce new partnership to support investments in clean technologies for low-carbon industries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Bill Gates have today announced a pioneering partnership between the European Commission and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst to boost investments in the critical climate technologies that will enable the net-zero economy. Presented on the occasion of the sixth […]

The third wave of COVID-19: an overview on Brazil status quo

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Giulia Victoria Ranziny Bastos and Ms. Júlia Marques Preto,  two medical students at the University Ninth of July (UNINOVE), located in the city of Bauru – São Paulo, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

3 ways to protect LGBTI rights across the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melisande Schifter, Project Lead, Inclusive Business, World Economic Forum May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. The theme of the day is “Together, we Resist, Support and Heal.” Here are three ways to tackle […]

COVID-19 WAVE III: Were the Lessons Learned from Last Year Implemented?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Miss Dur e Shehwar, a medical student from Pakistan. 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 the topic, […]

5 urgent actions in the fightback against ransomware

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. • Criminal organizations are using ransomware to exploit vulnerabilities during the pandemic. • Ransomware attacks have both a financial and a human cost. • 65 business, non-profit and government organizations have banded together to form the Ransomware Task Force. With the world still reeling […]

Sahel and Central Africa: €210 million in EU humanitarian aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU is reaffirming its solidarity with vulnerable people in countries in the Sahel and Central Africa through a humanitarian budget of €210 million in 2021. The funding will be allocated to humanitarian projects in the following eight countries: Burkina Faso (€24.3 million), Cameroon […]

Having a baby during COVID-19 gave me new respect for the job ‘mom’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum Mothers have been among the hardest hit by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Women lost almost twice as many jobs around the world as men, largely as a result of […]

Commission proposes new Regulation to address distortions caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission proposes today a new instrument to address potential distortive effects of foreign subsidies in the Single Market. Today’s legislative proposal follows the adoption of the White Paper in June 2020 and an extensive consultation process with stakeholders. It aims at closing the […]