New energy Projects of Common Interest for the Energy Union built on European solidarity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the fourth list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) for a connected European energy grid, fit for the future providing clean, affordable and secure energy for Europeans. This list reflects the importance of infrastructure for the Energy Union and […]

EU supports recovery and resilience in Nigeria with additional €50 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In the margins of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) today, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica signed a new €50 million package to enhance efforts in North East Nigeria. On the occasion, Commissioner Mimica said: “The agreement signed today increases our bilateral cooperation with Nigeria by […]

July was the hottest month ever – what does that actually mean?

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 If it seems like record-breaking temperatures are becoming an everyday occurrence it’s because, right now, they practically are. So far this year, every month has ranked among the four warmest for the month […]

7 key authors from Switzerland’s literary scene

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Di Caro, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum The Helvetic nation celebrates its 1291 inception today, and with that let’s take a look at some of its literary history. As the country has four official languages, Swiss […]

Impact investment favours expats over African entrepreneurs. Here’s how to fix that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christie Peacock, Founder and Executive Chairman, Sidai Africa Ltd & Fiona Mungai, Managing Director, Endeavor, Kenya Rows of white faces stare out from the social media meme showing tech start-up executives circulating among young Kenyans, who are angry that foreign entrepreneurs […]

Antitrust: Commission fines Sanrio €6.2 million for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products featuring Hello Kitty characters

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has fined Sanrio €6.2 million for banning traders from selling licensed merchandise to other countries within the EEA. This restriction concerned products featuring Hello Kitty or other characters owned by Sanrio. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said:“Today’s decision confirms […]