London Could Feel as Hot as Barcelona by 2050

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharina Buchholz, Data Journalist, Statista Climate change could push temperatures 7.6°C higher in the Austrian capital Vienna by 2050, according to new research. London’s weather could come to resemble that of Barcelona, with stretches of severe drought along […]

Why the UN Ocean Conference is a key step on the road to recovering ocean health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean and Co-Chair, Friends of Ocean Action A healthy ocean is critical to all life on Earth, and the UN Ocean Conference is a step in this direction. However, the […]

What the G7 Summit could mean for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nathan Cooper, Lead, Partnerships and Engagement Strategy, Climate Action Platform, World Economic Forum, Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets G7 leaders are meeting in Germany to discuss the […]

The importance of healthcare workers guidance in comprehensive sexuality education and family planning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariam Mohamed is a first-year medical student at the University of Montreal. 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

Ukraine: EU mobilises emergency reserves for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request from the Government of Ukraine for medical equipment, protective gear and specialised equipment for public health risks such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats, the European Commission has mobilised its new rescEU emergency reserves. EU provided equipment includes 300,000 […]

New pan-European partnership on Culture and Creativity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) announced its Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Culture and Creativity, adding to the already existing eight Communities, which address a pressing societal challenge: climate, digital, energy, health, raw materials, food, manufacturing, urban mobility. The […]

30th Lorenzo Natali Media Prize: Winners announced

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At a Ceremony held at the 2022 European Development Days in Brussels, Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, announced today the winners of this year’s Lorenzo Natali Prize: Ritwika Mitra for uncovering human trafficking activities in India, Rémi Carton and Paul Boyer for exposing […]

Commission unveils new approach to trade agreements to promote green and just growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is today taking a major step in making EU trade greener, fairer and more sustainable. It has unveiled a new plan to enhance the contribution of EU trade agreements in protecting the climate, environment and labour rights worldwide. In its Communication […]

Farm to Fork: New rules to reduce the risk and use of pesticides in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. What has been proposed today and what are the next steps? The Commission has proposed new rules to reduce the use and risk of pesticides in the EU, delivering on the Farm to Fork Strategy objective of a fair, healthy and environmentally respectful food […]

Migration and Asylum: Commission welcomes today’s progress in the Council on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes that Member States have agreed today to start implementing a voluntary solidarity mechanism by offering relocations, financial contributions and other measures of support to Member States in need. This is a significant step forward for the European Commission’s New Pact on […]

Readout of EU-US Task Force on European Energy Security Meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU-US Task Force on European Energy Security met virtually on June 22, 2022 convened by co-chairs Amos Hochstein, US Senior Advisor for Energy Security, and Björn Seibert, Head of Cabinet of the European Commission President, and under the leadership of Ditte Juul Jørgensen, […]

Family Planning in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Farooq, a 4th year 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Decarbonizing industry: if industrial clusters win, we all win

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 Industrial clusters, on their path to net zero, can leverage the proximity of industrial assets to share infrastructure, financial and operational risks, and natural […]

Commission joins forces with Member States to launch a Collaborative Cloud for Europe’s cultural heritage

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has launched a dialogue with Member States on the joint creation of a Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage to help safeguard European cultural treasures through a digital infrastructure. The Cloud aims at fostering cooperation and co-creation among cultural, creative and technology […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission raises €5 billion in green bonds in successful 10th transaction

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today issued a further €5 billion in NextGenerationEU green bonds in the 10th syndicated transaction under the NextGenerationEU recovery instrument. The long 25-year bond due on 4 February 2048 was over six times oversubscribed, a very positive outcome, especially bearing […]

EU Consumer protection: TikTok commits to align with EU rules to better protect consumers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following dialogues with the Commission and the network of national consumer protection (CPC) authorities, TikTok has committed to align its practices with the EU rules on advertising and consumer protection, namely, the Unfair commercial practices Directive, the Consumer rights Directive and the Unfair contract […]

Family planning awareness by health workforce and medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bisma Naveed, a 4th year 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Why the global energy transition must be just and equitable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wole Hammond, Global Shaper, Abuja Hub Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) held its 5th annual energy forum in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme of the event focused on driving forward bold action for a people-centred energy transition. Developing countries […]

These 7 simple habits could halve your risk of dementia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 55 million people live with dementia, and it is one of the biggest causes of death and disability worldwide. Research shows a healthy lifestyle can cut the chances of getting […]

How to make data-enabled healthcare a reality in Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Elhusseiny, Area Head of Asia-Pacific, Roche Pharmaceuticals Asia-Pacific is the most densely populated region of the world and continues to grow – and age – at a rapid pace. COVID-19 brought us to an inflection point in […]

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive disparagement by Vifor Pharma of iron medicine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Vifor Pharma has restricted competition by illegally disparaging its closest – and potentially only – competitor in Europe on the market for intravenous iron treatment, Pharmacosmos. Vifor Pharma’s conduct appears to be […]

WTO 12th Ministerial Conference secures key outcomes on fisheries subsidies, pandemic response, WTO reform, food security and e-commerce

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU welcomes the successful results in key areas of the 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO concluded today, against a backdrop of heightened global trade tensions and a food security crisis caused by Russian’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Trade Ministers of the 164-member […]

The European Commission recommends to Council confirming Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia’s perspective to become members of the EU and provides its opinion on granting them candidate status

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission presented its Opinions on the application for EU membership submitted by Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova as invited by the Council. Today’s Opinions are based on the Commission’s assessment in light of the three sets of criteria to […]

Mergers: Commission approves Ali Group’s acquisition of Welbilt, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Welbilt by Ali Group. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Ali Group. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Ali Group and […]

3 anti-corruption takeaways from the war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International, Nicola Bonucci, Partner, Investigations & Compliance, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker Rachel Davidson Raycraft, Judicial Law Clerk, US District Courts The war in Ukraine has shown how financial markets and anti-corruption are […]

3 ways to build a sustainable and digital Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Baifeng Lin, President, Huawei Asia Pacific Region, Huawei Technologies Many countries in Asia-Pacific have released national digitalization strategies. Cloud and computing technologies are the cornerstone of the digital frontier. For digital economies to thrive they must adopt an […]

Degrowth – what’s behind the economic theory and why does it matter right now?

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 Degrowth is a radical economic theory born in the 1970s. It broadly means shrinking rather than growing economies, to use less of the world’s dwindling resources. Detractors of degrowth say economic growth […]

Hyper-networked supply chains: how a collaborative way of working can benefit retailers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niall Murphy, Co-founder and CEO, EVRYTHNG Retailers can often need to choose between the costly privilege of supply chain independence, or heavy dependence on retail giants. However, opening up supply chains for co-operative capacity and infrastructure sharing promises […]

MEPs to assess food corridors at the Polish-Ukrainian border

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A delegation from the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, led by Chair Norbert Lins, will travel to the Polish-Ukrainian border on 20-21 June 2022. During the visit, MEPs will visit the Medyka (rail) and Korczowa (road) border crossings to assess the import of […]

Eurobarometer: Europeans set defence and energy autonomy as key priorities for 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission announces €50 million to support vulnerable refugees and their host communities in Turkey. This humanitarian aid will go to specialised healthcare services and help address protection issues including legal counselling, psychosocial support, as well as access to civil documentation. This […]

Building trust in the COVID-19 vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aashka Shah is a final year Medical Student at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad and Ms. Vidhi Parikh, an intern doctor at Parul Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and Parul Sevashram Hospital, India. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

Serious breach of international law: MEPs call on UK not to adopt new bill

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The UK Contact Group co-Chairs David McAllister, Bernd Lange and Nathalie Loiseau issued the following statement on Tuesday after a meeting with Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič. “We are deeply concerned with the UK’s unilateral action, which constitutes a serious and unacceptable breach of international […]

Turkey: EU provides additional €50 million humanitarian aid to support vulnerable refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission announces €50 million to support vulnerable refugees and their host communities in Turkey. This humanitarian aid will go to specialised healthcare services and help address protection issues including legal counselling, psychosocial support, as well as access to civil documentation. This […]