This technology turns windows into solar panels, here’s how

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 Imagine if your windows were transparent solar panels? It would mean homes, offices and whole cities could use their windows to sustainably generate electricity from the sun. See-through solar panels that look […]

Summer 2022 Economic Forecast: Russia’s war worsens the outlook

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine continues to negatively affect the EU economy, setting it on a path of lower growth and higher inflation compared to the Spring Forecast. The Summer 2022 (interim) Economic Forecast projects that the EU economy will grow by 2.7% […]

EU Taxonomy: Commission welcomes the result of today’s vote by the European Parliament on the Complementary Delegated Act

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the result of today’s vote by the European Parliament on the Complementary Delegated Act on climate change mitigation and adaptation covering certain gas and nuclear activities. This vote is important recognition of our pragmatic and realistic approach in helping many […]

Right to safe and legal abortion must be safeguarded, MEPs demand

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs condemn the backsliding in women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide including in the US and some EU countries, calling for safe access to abortion. Following a plenary debate on Wednesday, MEPs adopted a resolution on Thursday by 364 votes in favour, […]

Animal welfare: MEPs urge a shift from live to meat-and-carcass transport

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. After 18 months of fact-finding, Parliament’s committee of inquiry into the protection of animals during transport adopted its conclusions and recommendations. Parliament‘s inquiry into the protection of animals during transport (the ANIT committee), set up in June 2020 to investigate alleged violations of EU […]

Palliative care: how understanding terminal pain and suffering guarantees the dignity of human rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabella Arantes Tobbin and Naiany Olivotto Martins, two second year medical students at Universidade Paranaense (UNIPAR) – Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

A new paradigm for collaboration: 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, […]

Integrating migrants and refugees into the labour market: Commission and social and economic partners relaunch cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission, trade unions, chambers of commerce and employers’ organisations are renewing their cooperation to enhance the integration of migrants and refugees into the labour market. In a joint statement released today, they highlight areas for future focus, and express interest in cooperating […]

Is decentralization a panacea for development?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vivin R Nair, Global Shaper, Trivandrum Hub, Decentralization has been presented as a system to improve economic outcomes. The outcome of decentralization varies according to different contexts. Policymakers should focus on capacity-building as a cornerstone of decentralization. There […]

3 cognitive biases perpetuating racism at work – and how to overcome them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adwoa Bagalini, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum In the wake of global protests against racial injustice, companies and individuals have been doing more to tackle racial inequality. But positive change can only be achieved through […]

State aid: Commission expands Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has adopted a third amendment to extend the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework adopted on 19 March 2020 to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The Temporary Framework was first amended on 3 April 2020 […]