Russia must return stolen airplanes, demand MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs applaud European transport and tourism operators for helping refugees from Ukraine, demand Russia return stolen airplanes and call on the EU to tighten sanctions on Russia. European transport operators are offering Ukrainian citizens free travel by train, bus, ship or plane and this […]

Parliament’s right of initiative: proposals to strengthen EU democracy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted a series of proposals for a revision of the EU’s legislative process. In the resolution adopted by the Constitutional Affairs Committee with 22 in favour, 5 against and one abstention, MEPs propose giving Parliament a “general and direct” […]

Fisheries: Commission proposes second package of crisis measures to support fishery and aquaculture sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission proposed a legislative amendment to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014–20 (EMFF), which would allow for additional crisis measures to support the EU fishery and aquaculture sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This complements the first package […]

Women on boards: committees give green light for negotiations with member states

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, the Women’s Rights and Legal Affairs Committees backed talks with the Council of the EU on a bill to increase gender balance on corporate boards. Once confirmed by plenary, negotiations can move forward on the draft legislation aimed at ensuring gender parity […]

Commission supports 225 reform projects in Member States to improve their resilience, create jobs and growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission approved 225 projects under the Technical Support Instrument (TSI), to support Member States in preparing, designing and implementing reforms that will lead to modern and resilient public administrations, sustainable growth strategies and resilient economies while enhancing their capacity to react to […]

Here’s how much waste people in the EU produced in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content People in the EU generated an average of 505 kilogrammes of waste in 2020, up nearly 10% since 1995. Denmark and Luxembourg created the most municipal rubbish. Only seven member states produced […]

5 things to know about India’s 2022 budget speech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sriram Gutta, Deputy Head, India and South Asia, World Economic Forum, Viraj Mehta, Head of Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva & Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda […]

Here’s how we can provide better eye care for the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Princess Ifeoma Ike, Public Health Optometrist/CEO Princess Vision Eye Clinic Limited Abuja, Nigeria and Global Shaper, Abuja Hub, & Konrad Pesudovs, Professor of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Uncorrected poor vision is […]

Davos Agenda: What can we expect of 2022? Highlights and key takeaways

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum The Davos Agenda 2022 virtual event took place 17-21 January 2022. It featured heads of state and government, CEOs and other leaders coming together to propose solutions to pressing global issues. […]

How road pricing is tackling congestion and pollution in cities like London and Singapore

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Ketter, Professor of Information Systems for Sustainable Society, University of Cologne & Mary Loane, Lead, Global New Mobility Coalition, World Economic Forum LLC Private vehicle traffic is skyrocketing – bringing with it more traffic jams, longer travel […]

Preventing child and adolescent suicide

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Abiola Asekun, a medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Digital Finance: new Commission strategy paves the way for modern and streamlined supervisory data reporting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today presented a new strategy to improve and modernise financial supervisory reporting in the EU. The strategy’s main objective is to put in place a system that delivers accurate, consistent, and timely data to supervisory authorities at EU and national […]

New York is building a wall of oysters to fight flooding

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 The sea level around Battery, New York, has risen by nearly nine inches since 1950. Tidal flooding has increased by 247% in some areas of New York since 2000. Rising seas make […]