Why least developed countries are switching to ‘services-based’ economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brendan Vickers, Adviser and Head, International Trade Policy, Commonwealth Secretariat, Salamat Ali, International Trade Economist, The Commonwealth Secretariat & Neil Balchin, Economic Adviser – Trade Policy Analysis, The Commonwealth Secretariat Cross-sectoral labour movements during the Istanbul Programme of […]

Breaking: The sounds of war in Kharkiv

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by our writers at the heart of the war in Kharkiv. Kharkiv, a city of 3 million people, is a city not under siege, but under continuous aerial bombardment for the fifth day in a row. While images are often described as being worth a thousand words, […]

This is how South Korea can become a global innovation hub

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum South Korea is now at a critical inflection point. The country has succeeded in becoming an economic powerhouse with a technological edge, especially through big conglomerations manufacturing software and […]

Protecting consumers from misleading reviews: 55% of screened websites violate EU law

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and national consumer protection authorities released the results of an EU-wide website screening (“sweep”) on online consumer reviews. Under the coordination of the Commission, authorities of 26 Member States, Iceland and Norway checked 223 major websites for misleading consumer reviews. […]

EU Cohesion policy: Almost €385.5 million from the EU Solidarity Fund to 19 countries to tackle the coronavirus health emergency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission completed the payments of the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) assistance to tackle the coronavirus health emergency to 19 countries for a total amount of almost€385.5 million. This comes in addition to €132.7 million paid in 2020 to the Member States that requested […]

Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asutosh Padhi, Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company The decline of the United States’ manufacturing industry has driven inequality and hurt its global competitiveness. Revitalizing manufacturing could add 1.5 million well-paid jobs to the economy and reinvigorate […]

International Migrants Day: Statement of the European Commission and the High Representative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement:  “This International Migrants Day we celebrate the potential of human mobility. In 2020, there were 281 million international migrants in the world, representing 3.6% of […]

Antitrust: Commission fines Conserve Italia €20 million for participating in canned vegetables cartel

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has fined Conserve Italia Soc. coop. agricola and its subsidiary Conserves France S.A. (together ‘Conserve Italia’) a total of € 20 000 000  for breaching EU antitrust rules.  The Commission has found that, for more than 13 years, Conserve Italia participated […]