This year’s floods show it’s time to rebuild Nigerian volunteering culture

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Umar Mohammed Abdulmalik, Founder, Angels of Hope Nigeria, despite its rapidly growing economy, remains in a state of conflict and fragility. Most Nigerian communities, rural and urban alike, are faced with multiple development challenges such as poor national […]

Reuse systems: in search of a vision for tackling plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva We’re at a critical moment. The planet faces strains across its boundaries and 175 governments are about to kick off negotiations in […]

This is the current state of the ozone layer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content Back in the early 1980s, the fashion was for big hairdos held in place by clouds of hairspray. What few people realised at the time, was that maintaining those gravity-defying styles was […]

Blockchain gaming under the microscope part 4: what lies ahead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhimanyu Kumar, Co-Founder, Naavik, Alice Liu, Head of Research, CoinMarketCap Research This four-part series dives deep into the recently published 2022 Blockchain Gaming Report to distill the key insights for readers. The first part looked at the potential […]

5 workplace trends to watch in 2023, according to an expert

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. A bit more time in bed, or to exercise, to go on the school run or maybe just enjoy a coffee without having to rush. What would you do with an extra free day each week? https://cdn.jwplayer.com/players/v6yrf4zL-ncRE1zO6.html For 2,600 […]

Deal on new rules to protect consumers from taking on too much debt

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs reached a provisional deal with Council on new measures protecting consumers from credit card debt, overdrafts and loans unsuitable for their financial situation. On Friday morning, negotiators from Parliament and Council reached a provisional political agreement to update the EU’s rules on consumer […]

G7 agrees oil price cap: reducing Russia’s revenues, while keeping global energy markets stable

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The international Price Cap Coalition has finalised its work on implementing an oil price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil. EU Member States in the Council have also just approved in parallel its implementation within the EU. The cap has been set at a […]

Climate change has cost the EU €145 billion in a decade

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 If you live in Europe, and think it’s hotter now than when you were younger, you’re right. Temperatures in the region have increased at more than twice the global average over the […]

To fill the cybersecurity skills gap, the sector needs to boost diversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renée Tarun, Deputy CISO/Vice President Information Security, Fortinet In the cybersecurity industry, there are currently two major issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible: first, the global cybersecurity skills gap; and second, the lack of […]

Ukraine: Commission proposes to criminalise the violation of EU sanctions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is today putting forward a proposal to harmonise criminal offences and penalties for the violation of EU restrictive measures. While the Russian aggression on Ukraine is ongoing, it is paramount that EU restrictive measures are fully implemented and the violation of […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Lagardère by Vivendi

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Lagardère by Vivendi. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition on a number of markets across the entire book value chain […]

Sustainable change needs to happen from the inside out. Here’s why that needs investment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Costas Papaikonomou, Co-Founder, UnaTerra Today, the number of impact-driven startups and scale-ups with noble intentions of improving the planet are plentiful, as are their ideas for clean alternatives to dirty technologies and innovations. But unfortunately, many of these […]

Why Cambodia is investing in human development to manage uncertainty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alissar Chaker, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia, Ivan Gonzalez de Alba, Senior Economist, United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia The COVID-19 pandemic created widespread challenges, which were compounded by the war in Ukraine. These shocks […]

3 ways payment technology can help make travel more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jenifer Mundy, Global Head, Merchant Sales & Acquiring, Visa With international tourism now back at 60% of pre-pandemic levels, the need for more sustainability in the sector has never been more important. Whether travelling for work or vacation, […]

Waste shipments: stricter rules to protect the environment and human health

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment Committee today adopted its position on revised rules governing shipments of waste to boost the EU circular economy, resource efficiency and zero pollution goals. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted a report on the reform of […]

Make it easier for 11 million EU citizens to participate in European elections

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs adopted a series of proposals to reinforce the right of mobile EU citizens to vote and stand in European elections in the EU country in which they reside. The Constitutional Affairs Committee adopted its draft proposals to make European elections “more accessible, more […]

Has Eurozone inflation peaked? Plus other economy stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. Has Eurozone inflation peaked? Eurozone inflation eased far more than expected in November, raising hopes that surging price growth is past its peak. But the European Central Bank’s (ECB) top names […]

European Green Deal: Putting an end to wasteful packaging, boosting reuse and recycling

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules on packaging, to tackle this constantly growing source of waste and of consumer frustration. On average, each European generates almost 180 kg of packaging waste per year. Packaging is one of the main users of virgin […]

Why ‘fire drills’ are key for cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum, Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Lead, Expert Network and Content Partners, World Economic Forum Industry experts are urging organizations across sectors to prepare for cyber attacks. The call to action comes […]

Global Health: EU invests €125 million in universal health coverage in partnership with WHO

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU will invest an additional €125 million to strengthen health systems, in particular to help extend universal health coverage, through a partnership program with the World Health Organisation (WHO), signed today by Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros. The partnership is […]

Singapore is leading the way in recycling wastewater. What can it teach the rest of the world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Singapore is taking the “waste” out of its wastewater by turning sewage into safe, clean drinking water using an advanced filtration and treatment system. The Changi Water Reclamation Plant forms the core […]

How trade can help end plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Soumyajit Kar, Specialist, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum Government representatives are currently meeting in Uruguay to kickstart the first Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee (INC) on reaching an internationally binding treaty to end plastic pollution that the United Nations Environment […]

EU and Canada launch formal negotiations for association to Horizon Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, another milestone towards deeper science collaboration between the European Union and Canada has been achieved: the Commission and the Canadian Government are launching formal negotiations for Canada to join Horizon Europe. Association to Horizon Europe is the strongest form of collaboration offered by […]

Ukraine: Commission presents options to make sure that Russia pays for its crimes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission presented today different options to Member States to make sure that Russia is held accountable for the atrocities and crimes committed during the war in Ukraine. The Commission is proposing to create a new structure to manage frozen and immobilised public Russian […]

WTO panel rules against Indonesia’s export limitations on raw materials

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU welcomes the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) clear ruling confirming that Indonesia’s export ban and domestic processing requirement on nickel ore violates WTO rules. The WTO panel report was made public today. The WTO panel upheld all EU claims against Indonesia. First of […]

Drawing the positives from COP27

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katrin Eggenberger, Advisory Board Member, Pahl Peace Prize Foundation, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein As the world economy powers ahead into a fourth industrial revolution, a growing chorus of international […]

What does the future hold for Japan’s railways after 150 years of service?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Kutty, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of Japan’s railway system, which began service between Shimbashi and Yokohama in 1872. After the Meiji Restoration, Japan urgently needed to establish a transportation network to […]

12 ecopreneurs restoring land and livelihoods in the Sahel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kaya Bülbül, Digital Producer, World Economic Forum, Gianluca Gygax, Community Specialist, Uplink, 1t.org The Sahel region of Africa is one of the regions on Earth that is most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Already, millions of […]

Will the cost of living crisis ease next year? The global public thinks not

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Financial worries are particularly acute as rising inflation, interest rates and tax burdens weigh heavy on people’s minds right now. And with significant cost of living increases throughout 2022, many people don’t […]

Opinion: How restrictive data laws erode internet freedom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Okman, Co-Founder, Nord Security The future of internet governance is currently being shaped by governments across the world. Digital policies are undergoing fundamental changes, affecting both the levels of freedom we can enjoy in the digital era […]

Hybrid working: Why your company should embrace digital soft skills

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matias Acosta, CEO, Shaping Horizons, Alumni, Global Shapers Community At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly nine in 10 (87%) of workers lacked cognitive, interpersonal, and leadership soft skills for the future labour market. Now, as the […]

e-Evidence: Commission welcomes political agreement to strengthen cross-border access for criminal investigations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached today by the European Parliament and the Council on the new rules for sharing of e-evidence across the EU. This agreement will lead to  the formal adoption of a Directive and a Regulation to govern […]

COP15: the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States call for an ambitious global agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the United Nations Biodiversity Conference COP15 meeting in Montréal, from 7 to 19 December the European Union and the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) will support the adoption of an ambitious, comprehensive and transformative post-2020 global biodiversity framework to halt […]