Ukraine: Cohesion Policy steps up support to address the consequences of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine with the ‘Flexible Assistance to Territories’

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission took another important step to help Member States, regional and local authorities and partners to address the consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine by adopting the ‘Flexible Assistance to Territories (FAST-CARE)’. This is a new comprehensive package that extends the support […]

Role of comprehensive sex education in family planning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhammad Numan Tahir is a final year medical student at Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College Mirpur AJK, Pakistan. He 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 […]

Security Union: Commission welcomes today’s political agreement on new rules to enhance the resilience of critical entities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes today’s political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the Directive on the resilience of critical entities (CER Directive), proposed by the Commission in December 2020. As a key part of the EU’s work to build a Security Union, […]

Our waste is valuable: how one company is creating a circular economy for plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO, Accenture in Europe & Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Just 9% of the world’s plastics waste is recycled, yet plastics have a wide range of applications – from packaging to cars and textiles. […]

EU-US Joint Press Release on the Global Methane Pledge Energy Pathway 

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The following text was released by the Governments of the European Union and of the United States of America . Today, the European Union, the United States and 11 countries launched the Global Methane Pledge Energy Pathway to catalyze methane emissions reductions in the […]

Eliminating the Risks of Substance Use: Harm Reduction Approach  

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laveeza Fatima, a 19 years old medical student at Allama Iqbal 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 and do not necessarily […]

Antitrust: Commission carries out unannounced inspections in the water infrastructure sector over alleged bid-rigging

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is conducting unannounced inspections in a Member State at the premises of companies active in the construction of networks and treatment plants for drinking water and wastewater. The Commission has concerns that certain companies may have violated EU antitrust rules that […]

Fit for 55: Environment Committee to work on way forward on carbon-pricing laws

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. As MEPs rejected the report on the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System, three draft laws, part of the Fit For 55 package, are on hold pending political agreement. Draft legislation on the Emissions Trading System (ETS) reform was referred back to committee […]

Time for Parliament to have a direct right of legislative initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs demanded the right to table legislative proposals, which would strengthen EU democracy and restore institutional balance. Parliament calls for reform of the legislative process when the Treaties are next revised and notes that, as the only directly elected EU institution, MEPs […]

Parliament activates process to change EU Treaties

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the European Council to agree to start the process to revise the EU Treaties. In light of the array of ongoing and recent crises, MEPs used their prerogative to call for the Treaties to be changed […]

Breaking the communication barrier-an approach towards building trust in COVID-19 vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Ahmad, a 4th year MBBS student at University Medical and Dental College Faisalabad. 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 […]

First-ever New European Bauhaus Festival starts today in Brussels and around Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Starting today and for the first time, the Commission is organising a Festival dedicated to the New European Bauhaus (NEB). Designed around three pillars, Forum, Fair and Fest, and based physically in Brussels, at Gare Maritime and at the Mont des Arts, and equally […]

European Commission and United States sign cooperation arrangement on preparedness and response to public health threats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the statement by President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. President Joe Biden marking the second Global COVID-19 Summit, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have signed an arrangement to strengthen cooperation on preparedness and response to […]

Coronavirus: Commission secures an agreement with Moderna to adapt delivery schedules to Member States’ needs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the vaccine developer Moderna have reached an agreement to ensure that the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines is adapted to the needs of Member States. On the basis of this agreement, the company will postpone the delivery of some doses initially planned […]

Preparing for Africa’s growing global role

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets A panel of public and private sector leaders, including Patrick Achi, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, met at Davos 2022 to discuss […]

National recovery plans should boost resilience, autonomy and social protection

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Economic and Monetary Affairs and Budgets committees call for recovery funding to be tied to respect for the rule of law, and for ensuring maximum return on investment. The report, adopted by MEPs with 73 votes to 10 against and 13 abstentions, is […]

EU cohesion policy: Commission adopts €808 million Partnership Agreement with Denmark for 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission adopted its Partnership Agreement with Denmark, setting out Denmark’s €808 million cohesion policy investment strategy for the period 2021-2027. The funds will support Denmark in promoting economic, social and territorial cohesion, with a focus on key EU priorities such as the green […]

World No Tobacco Day: Statement by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Every year, the harmful effects of tobacco continue to take their toll on the health of citizens and our societies. The considerable cancer burden associated with tobacco exposure is an unfortunately well-known reality, with lung cancer accounting for around 12% of all new cancer […]

Cost of living: This chart shows how the price of products has risen in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content An economist has warned that the US is on the verge of a ‘cost of living’ crisis due to rapid inflation. Food prices increased by 9.4% on average in the year to […]

Crypto crash: How the algorithmic stablecoin UST failed and what we can learn from it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sumedha Deshmukh, Policy Advisor, Crypto Council for Innovation, Katherine Wu, Research Fellow, Crypto Council for Innovation & Amanda Russo, Director of Communications, Crypto Council for Innovation The recent stock market and crypto crash was partially in response to […]

Building jobs for Ukraine: How one recruitment company supported those fleeing war

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer, The Adecco Group Adecco Group had more than 1,700 associates and colleagues working in Ukraine when Russian forces invaded in February. The company quickly set up the Jobs for Ukraine platform, to support […]

How do we resolve interdependent global challenges in a fragmented world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aron Cramer, President and Chief Executive Officer, BSR Recent shocks have exacerbated deep divisions and inequities worldwide. At the same time, an urgent need to address shared global challenges persists, giving rise to the question of resolving challenges […]

5 strategies to navigate the shifting frontiers of the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Harsh Vijay Singh, Project Lead, System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy, World Economic Forum Geneva Amidst […]

‘This is a war for our identity’: Q&A with Ukraine’s foreign minister

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba was in conversation with the World Economic Forum at Davos 2022. From sanctions, to NATO and energy, he spoke with CNBC’s […]

European Defence Fund: €1 billion to boost the EU’s defence capabilities and new tools for defence innovation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission announced the adoption of the second annual work programme of the European Defence Fund (EDF). The EDF 2022 work programme will allocate up to a total of€924 million in funding. One week after the Joint Communication on Defence investment gaps, the […]

3 ways we can collaborate better for a stronger circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board Only 8.6% of the world is currently circular, and this proportion needs to almost double to shrink the global carbon footprint and address other critical environmental challenges. Collaboration is needed […]

How China’s efforts are advancing global development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Ivey, Chief Representative Officer, China Office, World Economic Forum Beijing China’s Global Development Initiative aims to bring renewed attention to the immediate challenges that threaten our global ability to deliver the SDGs. Some good examples are emerging […]

Communication is the Key: Addressing the Issue of Vaccine Hesitancy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jainil Devani, a Third Year Medical Student at GMERS Gotri Medical College, Vadodara, India. He 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 […]

Let’s put food where it belongs – at the centre

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geraldine Matchett, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Royal DSM Food systems around the globe are structurally under threat due to overpopulation, urbanization, and climate change. Change can be achieved through sustainable food production, improved access to […]

How to build resilience in emerging economies? Support small businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Susan de Witt, Daniel Asare-Kyei, CEO, Esoko, Ghana & Joel Barnor, Africa Hub Director, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, World Economic Forum Readily available SME finance is a requisite of resilient economies. Opening new pathways for small business finance […]

Nearly 3 billion people are offline: Here’s a step towards bridging the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications A significant proportion of the world’s population is cut off from the digital economy. This problem is three-fold: it’s a lack of accessibility, affordability and/or usability. The EDISON Alliance is launching […]

Which priorities should a global plastic pollution treaty focus on? 5 leaders weigh in

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva The United Nations Environment Assembly made history in March 2022, by adopting a resolution setting up the path to a legally binding […]

EU digital acts: MEPs to visit tech companies in Silicon Valley, US

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A delegation from the Internal Market Committee will travel to Silicon Valley to meet with leading tech companies including Google, Meta, Apple, Airbnb, eBay, Paypal and Uber. From 23 to 27 May, an Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee delegation will go to the […]