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 […]

European Health Union: European Commission welcomes step towards better access to medicines and medical devices during crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Council has adopted its position on the November 2020 Commission proposal to give the European Medicines Agency (EMA) a stronger role in crisis preparedness and management. This proposal would allow the EMA to facilitate activities such as monitoring and mitigating the risk […]

Talent Partnerships: Commission launches new initiative to address EU skills shortages and improve migration cooperation with partner countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is launching Talent Partnerships, a key initiative under the New Pact on Migration and Asylum that will help to address skills shortages in the European Union and to strengthen mutually-beneficial partnerships on migration with third countries. Matching the skills of workers […]

LUX Audience Award 2021 goes to Collective

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. President David Sassoli awarded the 2021 LUX Audience Award to Collective during a ceremony in Strasbourg on Wednesday. “After the period we have just lived through, the need for people to come together, not only in spaces made for debate, but also in places […]

Decarbonizing shipping – why now is the time to act

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, Executive Vice President, CEO Fleet and Strategic Brands, A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, Christian Ingerslev, CEO, Maersk Tankers, Lasse Kristoffersen, Chief Executive Officer, Torvald Klaveness Group, Jose Maria Larocca, Executive Director Co-Head of Oil Trading, […]

Biodiversity: Commission progress report on EU action to protect pollinators highlights urgency of action

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is publishing a report on the implementation of the first-ever EU Pollinators Initiative, which the Commission adopted in 2018 to address the decline of wild pollinating insects. Pollinating insects are crucial for the functioning of ecosystems, our food security, for medicines […]

The race to net-zero is on. This is how we can cross the finish line

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum & Gonzalo Muñoz, Conference of the Parties (COP) Champion for Chile, COP25 High Level Climate Champions Nature can play a fundamental role in achieving net-zero, with the capacity […]

Czech PM conflict of interest: MEPs want investigation into rule of law breaches

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission’s audit findings confirm the ongoing conflict of interest of Czech Prime Minister Babiš that Parliament raised in several resolutions and discharge reports. In a draft resolution adopted on Wednesday with 26 votes in favour, none against and 4 abstentions, the Budgetary Control […]

Questions and Answers on the EU Digital Covid Certificate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament and Council negotiators agreed on an EU Digital Covid Certificate to facilitate travel within the EU without discrimination from 1 July. EU member states have introduced travel restrictions in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Commission drafted a proposal […]

Destigmatizing women in surgery, one inspiration at a time

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ikshwaki Kaushik, a final year medical student (intern) in one of the leading universities of Georgia. 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 […]

How to unlock the potential of mission-based ecosystems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Romeo, Managing Partner and Head of Oliver Wyman Forum, Oliver Wyman & Hanna Moukanas, Partner and Head of France, Oliver Wyman & Anthony Charrie, Partner, Public Sector Practice, Oliver Wyman & Yamuna Subramaniam, Engagement Manager, Financial Services, […]

These 4 start-ups are using seaweed to help save the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Walé Azeez, Writer, Formative Content Seaweed plays a crucial role in the ocean’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases. Seaweed is better at absorbing CO2 emissions than trees are. Seaweed is considered a high-value source of protein for humans […]

5 ways data can help build trust in vaccines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Goodson, President and Co-Founder, NetBase Quid The private sector has proven more agile that the public sector as organizations have struggled during the pandemic to keep up with change. The public sector can learn from strategies to […]

Commission disburses €14.1 billion under SURE to 12 Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today disbursed €14.137 billion to 12 EU Member States in the seventh instalment of financial support under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Belgium has received €2 billion, Bulgaria €511 million, Cyprus €124 million, Greece €2.54 billion, Spain […]

AI won’t replace investment managers, but it could improve returns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Dunatov, Executive Vice-President, Investment Strategy and Risk, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation AI is set to revolutionize the pensions and savings industry with the size of the global AI asset management market expected to be worth $13.5 […]

How virtual tourism can rebuild travel for a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anu Pillai S, Digital Transformation Leader, Innovation Engineering, Wipro The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the travel and tourism industries; Businesses in this sector must build infrastructure and practices that allow people to travel safely in a post-pandemic world […]

COVID-19 In Brazil: “better safe than sorry”

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariane Catarina Tavares Salton and Ms. Gabriela Oliveira da Silva, two second year medical students at Unicesumar, Maringá, Brazil. They are 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 […]

Cyprus’s last chance to solve the Cyprus issue is threatened by its corrupt political elite

This article was written by one of our guest writers, Mr. Michalis Christou, one of the youngest candidates running in the upcoming May 30 parliamentary elections on the island of Cyprus and a philosophy graduate. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. How can the […]

Road crash deaths and injuries in the world’s cities can be stopped. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean Todt, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety & President, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) & Olga Algayerova, Undersecretary-General of the United Nations; Executive Secretary, , United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 1.35 million people die […]

Environmental liability rules need revamping

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want to strengthen existing EU rules on companies’ environmental liability to reduce and prevent environment harm. In order to enforce implementation and increase citizens’ trust in EU rules, and to prevent and remedy environmental damage more effectively, Parliament demands that the Environmental Liability […]

What is ‘circular denim’ and why are top brands redesigning jeans?

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 It takes 3,781 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans. Circular production methods could trim the amount of water and other resources denim consumes. Many leading brands are backing […]

EU Digital COVID Certificate: European Parliament and Council reach agreement on Commission proposal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes today’s provisional political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the Regulation governing the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This means that the certificate (previously called the Digital Green Certificate) is well on track to be ready end of June, as […]

COVID-19 and its empathic social lessons

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabella Martins Canuto Pontes da Silva and Ms. Nura Terek Ali Abdel Aziz, two 2nd-year medical students at Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Aparecido dos Santos (Uniceplac) in Gama-DF, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

Antitrust: Commission fines investment banks € 371 million for participating in a European Governments Bonds trading cartel

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found that Bank of America, Natixis, Nomura, RBS (now NatWest), UBS, UniCredit and WestLB (now Portigon) have breached EU antitrust rules through the participation of a group of traders in a cartel in the primary and secondary market for European […]

Conflict of interest and misuse of EU funds: The case of Czech PM Babiš

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, MEPs debated with Council and Commission about the findings on the breach of conflict of interest rules involving Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. In the debate, MEPs commented on the recent conclusions of the Commission’s 2014-2020 audit into a case of conflict […]

MEPs call for better protection of migrants from human rights violations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament criticises the European Commission and some EU countries for overusing informal agreements on the return and readmission of irregular migrants. On Wednesday, Parliament adopted a report by 358 votes in favour, 309 against, with 26 abstentions providing recommendations on human rights protection in […]

Mobile World Congress 2021: Barcelona 08 June-01 July

The world’s biggest connectivity event goes fully hybrid This year you can connect in-person or online. From technicians and regulators, to founders and government delegations – whether it’s with a click of a button, a smile on screen, a friendly elbow bump, or a knowing nod, 2021 offers even more ways to seal that deal […]

A €17.5 bn fund to ensure no one is left behind on the road to a greener economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Just Transition Fund will help EU countries address the social and economic impact of the transition to climate neutrality. The package comprises €7.5 bn from the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework and an additional €10 bn from the EU Recovery Instrument. To be eligible, […]

MEPs approve new, more inclusive Erasmus+ programme

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, MEPs adopted ERASMUS+, the 2021-2027 edition of the EU’s flagship programme for education, training, youth and sports. The programme, which has demonstrated that it plays a significant role in fostering European identity, will have almost double the funding in 2021-2027 (over 28 […]

Europe’s global approach to cooperation in research and innovation: strategic, open, and reciprocal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission adopted a Communication on its Global Approach to Research and Innovation, Europe’s strategy for international cooperation in a changing world. With this, the EU aims to take a leading role in supporting international research and innovation partnerships, and to deliver innovative […]

Lessons learnt, unlearnt or re-learnt? Analyzing the third wave of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Irshad, a nineteen year old, second year medical student currently enrolled in Sheikh Zayed Medical College, 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 […]

Recovery and Resilience Facility: Cyprus submits official recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has received an official recovery and resilience plan from Cyprus. This plan sets out the reforms and public investment projects that Cyprus plans to implement with the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The RRF is the key instrument at […]

The US pipeline attack shows the energy sector must act now on cybersecurity. Here are 6 ways how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leo Simonovich, Vice President and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy & Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum • The recent ransomware attack on a major US pipeline owner outlines the vulnerability […]