State aid: Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for France

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the map of France for granting regional aid from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2027 within the framework of the revised Regional aid Guidelines (‘RAG’). The revised RAG, adopted by the Commission on […]

2 tech trends that will shape networks and the future of connectivity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia The solutions to the most pressing global challenges lie in emerging technologies and evolving connectivity as we head into the 6G era. Two significant trends will dominate connectivity in the […]

Carbon-neutral manufacturing is possible: here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA Engineering and manufacturing can make an essential contribution to achieving net zero. Engineers must focus their efforts on reducing carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency and improving customer relations. Plants such as innocent’s […]

For a better future for children and young people, we need to innovate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Years of progress towards Sustainable Development goals has been dramatically interrupted by COVID-19. We need to work with children and young people to improve mental health and the […]

COVID-19: What do we know about Omicron in 2022?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The World Health Organization has warned against calling the COVID-19 Omicron variant ‘mild’. A new wave of COVID-19 infections is sweeping the globe, caused by the new Omicron variant. From symptoms to […]

How to harness the transformative potential of public-private partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY Businesses are under increasing pressure to address environmental and social issues. This shift towards stakeholder capitalism highlights the need for solid public-private partnerships. Collaboration can enable systemic change […]

3 ways Asia-Pacific healthcare can become patient-centric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lance Little, Managing Director, Region Asia Pacific, Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Personalized diagnostics can now put patients at the heart of healthcare. Large-scale data analytics will further the power of patient diagnostics. Public and private sector must collaborate […]

5 ways to make your home more energy efficient

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Energy costs are climbing, fuelled by rising demand and weak supply. For homes, it means gas and electricity bills are going up. Simple changes can save money and help make your home […]

How farming innovations can feed the world and protect the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: J. Erik Fyrwald, Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta Group Approximately 40% of the global population cannot afford a healthy diet. Agriculture industry is vulnerable to climate impacts, making it harder to support a growing population. Innovative technologies and practices […]

The advantages to give youth participation in making health policy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nuthchaya Mejun, a third year medical student at Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and Ms. Tanaporn Meejun is a fourth year medical student at Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations […]

What is Pfizer’s antiviral pill and can it cure COVID?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The EU has cleared Pfizer’s oral COVID pill for use to prevent hospitalization and death from COVID-19. It’s just one of many COVID-19 treatments in development. Merck’s oral antiviral molnupiravir became the […]

Here are five things to be optimistic about in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Formative Content Over 75% of people around the world think 2022 will be a better year than 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine roll out is providing hope of better times to come. And one in three people […]

EU and US officials discuss efforts to donate and deliver 1.7 billion vaccine doses around the world by mid-2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Senior European Commission officials met yesterday with senior White House and other U.S. government officials on progress and next steps towards achieving the US-EU Agenda for Beating the Global Pandemic Vaccinating the World, Saving Lives Now, and Building Back Better Health Security. Led by […]

How to spare low-income countries from ‘economic collapse’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Many less-wealthy countries face worsening debt problems as the pandemic lingers. Some say the design of the global financial system is inherently unfair to them. An initiative designed to […]

Schengen: New rules to make the area without internal border controls more resilient

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing updated rules to reinforce the governance of the Schengen area. The targeted changes will bring greater EU coordination and better equip Member States to deal with emerging challenges when managing both the EU’s common external border and internal borders […]

One Health: The world needs a healing

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Joshua Chesco Mwalongo is a second year medical student at the Kilimanjaro Medical University in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. He 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 […]

Toy safety: MEPs want to step up EU rules to protect children

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want to strengthen current rules and market surveillance to ensure that all toys sold on the EU market, including from non-EU countries and online, are safe. In a report unanimously approved on Thursday with 44 votes in favour, Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer […]

EU pledges €2.5 billion to combat malnutrition with partner countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At today’s Nutrition for Growth Summit in Tokyo, the Commission announced a new pledge of €2.5 billion for 2021-2024 to reduce all forms of malnutrition. This contribution covers humanitarian assistance to address urgent needs as well as support to tackle the underlying causes of […]

Violence against women in APAC: Robust data reveals the extent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Parry, Public health analyst and writer, Hamilton, Canada The prevalence of violence against women, as with many other areas of life, has been affected by COVID-19’s impact on researchers’ ability to gather data. Researchers involved in the […]

This chart shows how fast renewable energy must grow to reach the world’s net-zero targets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Henry, Senior Writer, Formative Content Unless we double the global rate of renewable energy generation, we’ll never hit net zero, says a new report. Governments need to help stimulate the development of new renewable power plants. But […]

EU and WTO members strike major deal to simplify trade in services

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A group of 67 World Trade Organization (WTO) members, including the EU, have today concluded negotiations on a landmark agreement to cut red tape in services trade. The so-called Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation will simplify unnecessarily complicated regulations and ease procedural hurdles […]

Sakharov Prize 2021: interviews with Alexei Navalny’s representatives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The award ceremony for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, conferred upon Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, will be held on 15 December at noon. Mr Navalny is currently imprisoned in Russia and can therefore not attend the award ceremony in the […]

Children in wealthy countries are less optimistic about their future than those in developing nations – here’s why

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 Economic pessimism among the youth is more likely in high-income countries, compared with middle- and low-income ones. A new survey, the Changing Childhood Project, asked what it’s like growing up now. While […]

EU replaces COVID-19 vaccines export authorisation mechanism with new monitoring tool

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU will not extend the COVID-19 vaccines export transparency and authorisation mechanism, which expires on 31 December 2021. This means that, as of 1 January 2022, vaccine producers will no longer have to request an authorisation for the export of vaccines outside the […]