Ukraine: MEPs want a special international tribunal for crimes of aggression

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The special international tribunal should investigate Russian leaders and military commanders and their allies for the crime of aggression against Ukraine. In the resolution adopted on Thursday, Parliament calls on the EU to take all necessary action in international proceedings and courts to support […]

Metsola: Europe is fit for the next generation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In her speech ‘Is Europe fit for the next generation?’, she encouraged European citizens and leaders to believe, to be confident and to use this difficult moment in time as an opportunity for change. The full speech can be found below. Dear Distinguished guests, […]

These world-changing universities are making the most impact on society

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 Higher education institutions are facing a reckoning over their delivery of social and economic impact to their communities and to society. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings show the most […]

Parliament’s right of initiative: proposals to strengthen EU democracy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted a series of proposals for a revision of the EU’s legislative process. In the resolution adopted by the Constitutional Affairs Committee with 22 in favour, 5 against and one abstention, MEPs propose giving Parliament a “general and direct” […]

Fisheries: EU and Norway strengthen cooperation for sustainable fishing in the Northeast Arctic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Norway and the EU reached a political understanding in relation to the fisheries in the Northeast Arctic, in ICES subareas 1 and 2. The area concerned includes the waters around the archipelago of Svalbard and the international waters of the Barents Sea. The understanding […]

It’s not just climate change driving natural disaster losses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roger Grenier, Senior Vice President, Global Resilience Practice, Verisk Climate change is contributing to rising losses from natural disasters, including increased damage to physical assets and disruption to business operations. But an underreported driver of losses is the […]

EU-India: Joint press release on launching the Trade and Technology Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, agreed to launch the EU-India Trade and Technology Council at their meeting in New Delhi on Monday. This strategic coordination mechanism will allow both partners to tackle challenges […]

State aid: Commission approves €7 billion French scheme to support investment towards a sustainable recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €7 billion French scheme aimed at providing investment support towards a sustainable recovery. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The Commission fully supports Member States’ efforts […]

The pandemic of violence against women and femicides

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, Junior researcher, and a PhD candidate at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. 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 […]

Artificial empathy: the upgrade AI needs to speak to consumers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dhara Bhansali, Chief Marketing Officer, Allied Digital Services Artificial empathy allows brands to target individual consumer needs. AI can be used to analyze customer behaviour at scale for personalized insights. But artificial empathy still needs human input and […]

EuroLat Assembly: hate speech, circular economy and food security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The 14th Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly plenary session will take place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 13 and 14 April. Members of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), composed of 75 MEPs and 75 representatives of Latin American and Caribbean parliaments, will participate on […]

Moldova: EU steps up its support with an additional €53 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, announced an additional €53 million to help the Republic of Moldova cope with the multiple repercussions of the Russian military aggression against Ukraine. This support will take the form of a budget support programme to be […]

Commission launches one-stop-shop to support researchers of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched the ‘European Research Area for Ukraine’ (ERA4Ukraine) portal, a one-stop-shop for information and support services to Ukraine-based researchers and researchers fleeing Ukraine. The portal brings together initiatives at the EU level, per country and from non-governmental groups. It aims to […]

‘Incomparable suffering’: UNHCR’s Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams says worse to come for Ukrainian refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, Head of Social Video, World Economic Forum With the fastest-growing flow of people the world has ever recorded fleeing Russia’s three-week-old invasion of Ukraine, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR ) has said that humanitarian […]

IRC’s David Miliband: Ukraine, the humanitarian challenge and the  ‘reboot’ refugee support needs now  

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Subscribe to Meet The Leader on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Meet The Leader is a fortnightly podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits […]

COP15 global biodiversity negotiations: EU leading the ambition for a new deal to protect people and planet

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. From 14 to 29 March, the EU will participate in resumed global biodiversity meetings to advance on the development of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework – a new global accord to halt and reverse the loss of the planet’s plants, animals and ecosystems. The […]

What is women’s ‘bodily autonomy’ and why does it matter for everyone?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Roughly half of all women reportedly lack the ability to freely make choices about their own bodies. In some places they face growing threats to their bodily autonomy. Women’s […]

Russian aggression in Ukraine: MEPs praise exceptional solidarity with refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. As more than two million refugees flee war in Ukraine, mostly towards the EU, member states will have to continue showing solidarity, MEPs said on Tuesday. In a plenary debate with Brigitte Klinkert, French Minister Delegate for Economic Inclusion, on behalf of the Council, […]

Ukraine: EU agrees to exclude key Russian banks from SWIFT

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union has today agreed to exclude key Russian banks from the SWIFT system, the world’s dominant financial messaging system. This measure will stop these banks from conducting their financial transactions worldwide in a fast and efficient manner. Today’s decision has been closely […]

India’s mental health conversation is opening up. Better access to treatment is the next frontier

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anisha Padukone, Director, Live Love Laugh Foundation There is growing recognition of the importance of mental health in India. Meanwhile, its mental health sector remains severely under-resourced. India performs favourably worldwide for positive attitudes towards seeking mental health […]

Future of Europe: final set of European Citizens’ Panel recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The final meeting of the Panel on ‘A stronger economy, social justice and jobs / Education, culture, youth and sport / Digital transformation’ took place in Dublin over the weekend. The last remaining set of recommendations from the four European Citizens’ Panels of the […]

Why aligning global and local health needs is key to sustainable vaccine delivery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Muhammad Ali Pate, Julio Frenk Professor of Public Health Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Developed countries have immunized over 70% of their populations against COVID-19, whilst in most African countries it’s less than 10%. This […]

How mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence can create a sustainable future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andre Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman, Roche Business has a duty to respect human rights, even when and where states waver in their responsibilities to safeguard workers, communities and our natural environment. The European Commission’s draft of standard-setting legislation on sustainable […]

This is what the 4-day workweek means for equal rights, productivity and climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, Shanghai I Hub, Flexible and hybrid working styles are the new normal following the COVID-19 pandemic. Working four days a week boosts productivity and is beneficial to individuals, the environment, and the economy. A […]

EU delivers emergency civil protection assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request from the Government of Ukraine for emergency assistance due to the threat of further escalation, the European Commission is coordinating the delivery of essential supplies to support the civilian population via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. This is to support Ukraine`s […]

3 skills you need to thrive in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristina Pozzi, Chief Operating Officer and Head, Content, Treccani Futura Our ability to imagine our future is based on our ability to remember the past – something which has been disrupted greatly by COVID-19. But the same factor […]

Human rights breaches in the Philippines, Iran and Burkina Faso

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, Parliament adopted three resolutions on the human rights situation in the Philippines and Iran and the political crisis in Burkina Faso. The recent human rights developments in the Philippines Parliament strongly condemns the thousands of extrajudicial killings and other serious human rights […]

The Future of human right propagation and European response to refugee and immigrant camps

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Namaal Bel-Nono, a 2nd year Ghanaian student of Sumy state university medical institute and Ms. Asekun Abiola Tolulope, a Nigerian 5th-year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

EU job-search aid worth €3.7 million for 297 dismissed Airbus workers in France

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Almost 300 Airbus employees in France who lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic will receive €3.7 million in EU aid. On Wednesday, Parliament approved France’s request for support from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers (EGF). MEPs acknowledged that “in […]

MEPs push for game-changer rules for pan-European civil society

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs adopted recommendations to harmonise the status of non-profits throughout the EU and establish a statute for European association. On Thursday, Parliament adopted a series of legislative recommendations aiming to harmonise and strengthen the legal situation of European non-profit organisations (NPOs). The objective of […]

Roberta Metsola on ECJ ruling: “rule of law is non-negotiable”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Court of Justice upheld today the validity of the rule of law Conditionality Regulation, as it dismissed the requests by Hungary and Poland to annul it. The ruling confirms the European Parliament’s long-standing position to protect the European Union’s budget from misuse […]

What worries the world in 2022?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Omicron variant has pushed COVID-19 back to the top of the world’s worry list, latest Ipsos data reveals. 63% of the 28 countries surveyed claim their country is heading in the […]

How our economy could become more ‘nature-positive’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Echandi, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility and Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute A new World Economic Forum white paper sets out how our economies stand to gain from nature-positive […]