Yemen: EU allocates €119 additional million for humanitarian crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission announced an additional €119 million in humanitarian and development aid to alleviate vulnerable Yemenis’ suffering from over 6 years of conflict. Yemen is the country with the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with close to 70% of the population in need of […]

Trade and sustainability: Commission proposes new EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences to promote sustainable development in low-income countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted the legislative proposal for the new EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) for the period 2024-2034. The Commission is proposing to improve some of the key features of the scheme to better respond to the evolving needs and challenges […]

State aid: Commission approves award of slots at Paris-Orly airport to Vueling in context of Air France’s recapitalisation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has ranked Vueling first among the air carriers that have applied for the portfolio of up to 18 daily slots at Paris-Orly airport. These will be made available by Air France to remedy possible undue competition distortions following its recapitalisation by […]

12 steps to decarbonise your city

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stuart McLaren, Director of Net Zero Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin Cities have a major role to play in the race to reach net zero. Cities need to decarbonise existing infrastructure. These 12 steps can help cities decarbonise in a robust, […]

3 steps towards making aviation and marine fuel cleaner

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anjan Ray, Director, CSIR Indian Institute of Petroleum • On the current trajectory, sustainable fuels will only supply a small percentage of aviation and shipping needs. • Favourable government policies are needed to increase production and adoption of […]

4 things to know about the future of media and entertainment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jatinder Sidhu, Writer, Formative Content After COVID-19 slumps, the global entertainment industry is set to rebound, a new PwC report says. Online data consumption spiked 30% during pandemic. Many consumption patterns and consumer habits learned during the pandemic […]

Only a global response can tackle the rise of online harms. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noelle Martin, Lawyer and Activist Reporting of online harms increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only a few governments around the world have started to seriously tackle online abuse. What more can be done to legislate against online […]

Commission steps up action for high quality and inclusive primary and secondary education

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published a proposal for a Council Recommendation on blended learning to support high quality and inclusive primary and secondary education. ‘Blended learning’ in formal education and training is the term used to describe when a school, educator or student takes more […]

Brazilian female community and its gender gap

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Joana Tamy Hara, 21 years old, a third year medical student at UniCesumar, Maringá, Brazil and Ms. Gabriela B. Oliveira, 21 years old, a third year medical student at Universidade Positivo, Curitiba, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner […]

Commission and industry invest €22 billion in new European Partnerships to deliver solutions to major societal challenges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched 11 new European Partnerships together with industry, to boost investments in research and innovation and to overcome major climate and sustainability challenges, towards making Europe the first climate neutral economy and delivering on the European Green Deal. In line with […]

Safety, Survival and battles with COVID 19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Prarthana RK Mahale, a second year medical student at GMERS Medical College, Valsad in Gujarat (India). 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 writer and do […]

How to grow Africa’s next natural wonder

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silja Baller, Insights Lead, Frontier Insights, World Economic Forum Africa’s Great Green Wall Initiative is a bold movement launched by the African Union to restore degraded lands in the Sahel by 2030. The aim is to re-green an […]

EU proposes a strong multilateral trade response to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU has submitted its proposal seeking the commitment of World Trade Organization (WTO) members for a multilateral trade action plan to expand the production of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and ensure universal and fair access. With this proposal to the WTO, divided […]

How to make remote work in manufacturing a reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Graham Immerman, Vice-President, Marketing, MachineMetrics The physical nature of the manufacturing industry has made the switch to remote work a challenge. Just 46% of the industry has enabled remote monitoring processes Here are the key challenges to overcome […]

Thank you COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Kata Sárdi, a fourth year medical student of the University of Szeged, Hungary. 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 […]

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 […]

Recovery and Resilience Facility: Croatia and Lithuania submit official recovery and resilience plans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has received official recovery and resilience plans from Croatia and Lithuania. These plans set out the reforms and public investment projects that each Member State plans to implement with the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The RRF is the […]

Want investors to care about natural resources? Put a price on them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Tarditi, Chief Investment Officer, Australian Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation & Tim Hodgson, Co-head, Thinking Ahead Group, Willis Towers Watson Long-term investors are part of the solution to one of humanity’s most pressing problems – the rapid degradation of […]

11 ways to align global economic governance with green new deal

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Hale, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford The clock is ticking to achieve global climate targets amid a devastating pandemic and financial crisis. To aid recovery and the transition to a […]

3 reasons manufacturing in 2021 will focus on connecting workers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lawrence Whittle, CEO, Parsable The COVID-19 pandemic has shown industrial businesses the importance of a healthy workforce and the need to create positive work environments physically and virtually. The sector is facing a lack of digital tools and […]

EU-Turkey relations are at a historic low point, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a report adopted on Thursday, MEPs call on Turkey to credibly demonstrate the sincerity of its commitment to closer relations with the European Union. Despite the fact that Turkey is an EU accession candidate country, in recent years the Government of Turkey distanced […]

9th Euronest Assembly: new perspectives for a post COVID-19 Eastern Partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Post COVID-19 recovery, the situation in Belarus, and countering energy security threats in the Eastern Partnership on the agenda for 19-20 April. Members of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly will meet remotely for the 9th Ordinary Session on Tuesday, 20 April. The Assembly is comprised […]

Humanitarian aid: EU allocates €54.5 million to Africa’s Great Lakes region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has announced today new funding of €54.5 million in humanitarian aid. This life-saving assistance will be devoted to the most vulnerable people affected by human-made or natural disasters, epidemics, and displacement in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The aid will address […]

Commission opens infringement procedures against 24 Member States for not transposing new EU telecom rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission opened infringement procedures against 24 Member States for failing to enact new EU telecom rules. The European Electronic Communications Code modernises the European regulatory framework for electronic communications, to enhance consumers’ choices and rights, for example by ensuring clearer contracts, quality of […]

These are the top 10 global causes of death – but two diseases are in decline

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 Heart diseases and stroke are two of the biggest killers, according to WHO’s 2019 report on the most common causes of death worldwide. There have been encouraging improvements, with deaths from HIV/Aids […]

State aid: Commission approves €2.9 billion public support by twelve Member States for a second pan-European research and innovation project along the entire battery value chain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a second Important Project of Common European Interest (“IPCEI”) to support research and innovation in the battery value chain. The project, called “European Battery Innovation” was jointly prepared and notified by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, […]

Digital was our lifeline in 2020, and we are more positive about it since

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Cooper, Global Head, Strategic Communications, Dentsu In 2020, there was an increase in our trust of how governments handle our personal data. More people report their digital skills being used more effectively utilised in the workplace. However, […]

Robots and chatbots can help alleviate the mental health epidemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Workplace Intelligence COVID-19 has piled multiple additional pressures on to people’s mental health. • AI is already providing assistance in the mental health domain. • Having mental health technology in place is beneficial for […]

Commission disburses €17 billion under SURE to Italy, Spain and Poland

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has disbursed a total of €17 billion to Italy, Spain and Poland in the first instalment of financial support to Member States under the SURE instrument. As part of today’s operations, Italy has received €10 billion, Spain €6 billion, and Poland […]

This is how the world can get routine vaccinations back on track

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 COVID-19 is disrupting immunization efforts in many vulnerable areas of the world. 80 million children under the age of one may miss life-saving vaccination. Learning from how some countries recovered from other […]

Competition: The European Commission launches a process to address the issue of collective bargaining for the self-employed

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is launching today a process to ensure that the EU competition rules do not stand in the way of collective bargaining for those who need it. The initiative seeks to ensure that working conditions can be improved through collective agreements not […]

How COVID-19 has changed what we search for online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content ‘Can children pass on coronavirus?’ searches spiked around the world on 12 May. Meanwhile, searches for quarantine hobbies in the United States rose by 400%. Employment support was widely searched for. What […]

Don’t let the virus quarantine your mind –Ways to strengthen “Mental” immunity

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ankit Gautam, a final year medical student at Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India. He is 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 and do not […]