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 […]

Fit for 55: Transport MEPs set ambitious targets for greener aviation fuels

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU aviation should gradually switch to sustainable fuel, such as synthetic fuel, used cooking oil or even hydrogen, to help EU become climate neutral by 2050. MEPs on the Transport and Tourism Committee adopted a draft negotiating mandate on the ReFuelEU aviation rules by […]

Our waste is valuable: how one company is creating a circular economy for plastics

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 Just 9% of the world’s plastics waste is recycled, yet plastics have a wide range of applications – from packaging to cars and textiles. […]

EU candidate status: lead MEP welcomes Council decision

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement of the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the European Council ‘s decision of 23 June 2022 on the EU membership applications of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia David McAllister (EPP, DE) made the following statement on Thursday, after the announcement of […]

Energy Security: Commission welcomes swift adoption of new gas storage rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. New storage legislation adopted today will strengthen the EU’s security of gas supply in view of the upcoming and next winters. Faced with the threat of supply disruptions by Russia, the EU Gas Storage Regulation requires that Europe’s gas reserves are refilled before the winter, […]

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 […]

European Health Union: Political agreement on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council today on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation. The new rules are providing the EU with a comprehensive legal framework to govern joint action on preparedness, surveillance, risk assessment, […]

Montenegro: political tensions slow progress of EU-related reforms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament says Montenegro should advance its electoral and judicial reforms and its fight against organised crime and corruption. MEPs welcome Montenegro’s continued commitment to European integration, repeating their position that the country’s progress in the accession process continues to depend on meeting the conditions […]

National recovery plans: MEPs assess the performance of crisis funding

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls for recovery funding to be transparent, conditional on the respect for the rule of law, and for ensuring a maximum return on the EU’s investment. With their report, adopted with 420 votes in favour, 90 against and 83 abstentions, MEPs intend to […]

It’s time: EU candidate status will strengthen Ukraine and Europe – Metsola

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This is a moment where we must remain together. Addressing EU leaders, EP President Metsola spoke also on climate, energy, inflation and the war’s social and economic impact. European Parliament President Roberta Metsola remarks at the European Council of 23 and 24 June 2022, […]

EU candidate status: lead MEP welcomes Council decision

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement of the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the European Council ‘s decision of 23 June 2022 on the EU membership applications of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia David McAllister (EPP, DE) made the following statement on Thursday, after the announcement of […]

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 […]

European Health Union: Political agreement on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council today on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation. The new rules are providing the EU with a comprehensive legal framework to govern joint action on preparedness, surveillance, risk assessment, […]

Family Planning: How can the health workforce provide meaningful family planning support

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by IZERE Salomon and SIBOMANA Olivier, two 2nd year medical students at University of Rwanda, college of medicine and health sciences, department of general medicine and surgery. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

EU-Wide Survey: In face of Ukraine war, Citizens close ranks in support of EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Russia’s war against Ukraine has strengthened public support for the EU, the EP Spring Eurobarometer survey published today finds. Almost two thirds (65%) of Europeans see EU membership as a good thing. This is the highest result since 2007, when it was at 58%. […]

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 […]

EU-Latin America and Caribbean Partnership: manufacturing vaccines, medicines and health technologies and strengthening health systems

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the European Development Days, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain, launched today a new European Union – Latin America and Caribbean partnership on local manufacturing of vaccines, medicines and other health technologies, and […]

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 […]

MEPs endorse alleviating consequences of war for EU fisheries and aquaculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EP Fisheries Committee approved on Monday financial support for EU fisheries and the aquaculture sector in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. MEPs in the Fisheries Committee adopted their position on a Commission proposal to financially compensate EU fisheries and aquaculture hit by […]

New social and environmental reporting rules for large companies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. From 2024, large companies will need to publicly disclose information on the way they operate and manage social and environmental risks. On Tuesday, MEPs and EU governments struck a provisional agreement on new reporting rules for large companies. The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) […]

State aid: Commission approves €374 million Italian scheme to compensate rail freight transport companies for the damage suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €374 million Italian support to compensate rail freight transport companies for the damage suffered during the period between 12 March and 31 May 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions that Italy […]

Food security: EU to step up its support to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today a proposal to mobilise €600 million from the reserves of the European Development Fund to address the current food security crisis aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These funds will support African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to cope with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How local banking can help champion decarbonization in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Milagros Rivas Saiz, Chief of Advisory Services, Interamerican Development Bank Group, Ayla Majid, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Planetive & Michael Hayes, Global Head, Renewables, KPMG Emerging markets need $1 trillion a year to transition to net-zero. Clean-energy […]

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 […]

Why technology without regulation won’t save the forest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefanie M. Falconi, WEF Fellow to Global Future Council, Senior Researcher at Igarape Institute Emerging technologies – powered by computing advances and data – are reinventing agriculture and delivering improved productivity. However, technology is not the only obstacle […]

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 […]

More people are forcibly displaced than ever before. These are the 5 things refugees need to help them find safety

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content The number of people forced to flee their homes due to violence or persecution was at an all-time high at the end of 2021, the UN says. But this figure has since […]