GCC: EU unveils Strategic Partnership with the Gulf

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the High Representative and the European Commission adopted a Joint Communication on a ‘Strategic Partnership with the Gulf’ with the aim to broaden and deepen the European Union (EU)’s cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and its Member countries. High Representative/Vice-President, Josep […]

Africa’s motorbike taxis are going electric – saving money and cutting emissions

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 Rwandan electric motorcycle start-up Ampersand has just been named one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2022. The e-motos produce 75% less lifecycle greenhouse emissions than petrol motorbikes, and are cheaper […]

Food security in Horn of Africa: EU steps up support to drought-affected countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A devastating climate-induced drought is affecting the Horn of Africa. The situation is worsened by the impact of COVID-19, conflict and insecurity situation in the region, as well as the expected aggravation of food insecurity and nutrition due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The […]

Here’s why fashion retailers need to know where their cotton comes from

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alia Malik, Senior director, Data and Traceability, Better Cotton Fashion retailers often don’t know where their cotton comes from, as it is shipped and processed in bulk. Shoppers care about the provenance of their clothes, and are increasingly […]

These countries are paying people to move to the countryside

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 Portugal, Ireland and Australia are some of the countries offering rural relocation incentives. In 2020, an Italian village with just 115 residents offered more than €44,000 ($47,000) in relocation funding. COVID-19 and […]

Gender-based violence in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Naida Salković, a fourth-year medical student at Bosnia and Herzegovina’s University of Tuzla. 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 […]

MEPs frontload 3.4 billion euro to address Ukrainian refugees’ needs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU countries sheltering people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will immediately receive €3.4 billion, MEPs decided on Thursday. Following Parliament’s green light to redirect EU regional and asylum funding to EU countries sheltering people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during the last […]

3 ways Colombians are making an income while restoring the Amazon rainforest

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 Communities in Colombia are replacing work that once relied on deforestation with businesses that protect and restore the Amazon rainforest. It’s called the bioeconomy. The bioeconomy involves sustainably developing products from nature […]

EU elections: MEPs want transnational lists and all countries to vote on 9 May

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Constitutional Affairs Committee proposes a reform of the European Electoral Act defining common minimum electoral standards and a Union-wide constituency. With 19 votes to 9 and without any abstentions, the EP Committee on Constitutional Affairs backed on Monday a legislative initiative to replace […]

Ukraine’s Defence Minister tells MEPs the country needs more military support

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov told MEPs the EU should hit Russia with destructive, “biting” sanctions that would paralyse its economy and force it to stop the aggression. Addressing MEPs remotely at a meeting of the Security and Defence Subcommittee, the Foreign Affairs […]

‘Fur Free Europe’: Commission decides to register new European Citizens’ Initiative on banning fur in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘Fur Free Europe’. The organisers of the initiative call on the Commission to introduce an EU-wide ban on keeping and killing animals for the purpose of fur production. They also ask for […]

Could cities hold the key to accelerating net-zero progress?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Don McLean, Founder & CEO, Integrated Environmental Solutions According to a new report some of the world’s leading corporations do not have realistic sustainability goals and policies. Digital twin technology is able to provide accurate reporting data to […]

Commissioner Schmit’s opening remarks at the Conference on the Right to Disconnect and Telework

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Dear chair, Madame la Ministre, dear participants, First, let me express our very strong solidarity with the Ukrainian people. It is my pleasure to participate in the opening of this joint conference of the European Parliament and the Commission on telework and the right […]

The rise of remote work means we need better ‘intercultural skills’ – this is what that means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tatiana Reuil, Global Shaper, Buenos Aires Hub The pandemic has ushered in a new era of remote work and companies must create the best conditions for employees to accomplish their goals remotely. The ability to work remotely has […]

Why putting women in charge of their own financial security pays dividends

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rathi Mani-Kandt, Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion Specialist and Human-Centered Designer, CARE and Koheun Lee, Human-Centered Designer, CARE Failure to design financial products and services without considering women perpetuates existing inequalities. Women-centred design aims to dismantle these […]

Three new committees on Pegasus spyware, foreign interference and COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament has set up three new committees to look into the use of spyware by EU governments, malicious foreign interference, and lessons from the pandemic. Following a proposal by the Conference of Presidents (President Roberta Metsola and chairs of political groups), plenary approved the […]

Commission Statement on the European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the 18th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism tomorrow, the Commission issued the following statement: “On the European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism, we are gathering to listen and stand with survivors, and to pay tribute to victims of terrorist […]

What professional and career advice would you give to your younger self?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum, Hannah Ransom, Community Specialist, Global Innovators, World Economic Forum & Michelle Watt, Engagement Lead, Global Innovators, World Economic Forum The world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. […]

4 agile ways policy-makers can advance precision medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum, Landry Signé, Professor and managing director, Thunderbird School of Global Management & Diana Bowman, Associate Dean and Professor, ASU Law, Arizona State University A combination of […]

Here’s what Ukraine’s neighbours are doing to help refugees

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 The war in Ukraine is triggering Europe’s worst refugee crisis in decades. Most of the displaced are arriving in neighbouring countries. Abundant efforts both official and informal have been […]

International Women’s Day: an ambitious future for women after COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and national parliamentarians will discuss the post-pandemic future for Europe’s women at an inter-parliamentary committee meeting on Thursday morning. WHEN? Thursday 3 March, from 09.00 to 12.00 CET. WHERE? European Parliament in Brussels, SPAAK building, room 1A2 and remotely. The annual inter-parliamentary committee […]

Russian aggression against Ukraine: plenary debate and resolution on Tuesday

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs will debate with Presidents Michel and von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy chief Borrell Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and vote a related resolution. The debate will take place from 12.30 to 14.30, and the announcement of the final vote on the draft […]

Plastic pollution: Why we urgently need a comprehensive global treaty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gim Huay Neo, Managing Board, Head of Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum Governments and businesses have been calling for an international and legally binding treaty mandating targets to reduce plastic pollution. Proponents say that any […]

What the US soccer equal pay case means for sports

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Igual Paija, Community Specialist: Media, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum and Hesham Zafar, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum In a case that has implications for the sports world, the US […]

Proactive Integration of Refugees & Migrants

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Reem Mansour, a seventh year medical student at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. 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 […]

These are the world’s top young universities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Young universities are thriving, providing excellent education and research. The latest rankings of institutions less than 50 years old includes some new entries. Africa has the most entries on the list, followed […]

MEPs to debate Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with Josep Borrell

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday at 18.30 CET, MEPs will debate Russia’s military assault on Ukraine with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell and Ukrainian parliamentarians. The debate is organised by the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Security and Defence Subcommittee and will take place online. […]

These are the world’s top cities. Which one ranked highest for the 10th year running?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content London has been named the world’s most “magnetic” city for the 10th year in a row. It held on to the top spot despite Brexit and COVID-19. But there are challengers, with […]

EU values in Poland: MEPs wrap-up fact-finding visit to Warsaw

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, an EP delegation ended its three-day visit to Poland, where MEPs met politicians, judges, civil society and journalists, to assess the rule of law situation. MEPs collected first-hand information about Parliament’s long-standing concerns, with a particular focus on the independence of the […]

COVID-19 hit the creative industries particularly hard. How can they be supported in future?

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 Ten million creative jobs have been lost because of the pandemic. Digital revenues fail to make up for losses from live events. UNESCO calls for changes to better support the cultural sectors […]

Health: What are green prescriptions and which countries offer them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Recovering from the physical and mental-health effects of COVID-19 will take more than regular medicine alone. This is why doctors around the world are giving patients ‘green prescriptions’ to spend more time […]

3 ways to revolutionize workplace learning in the post-COVID economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelly Palmer, Chief Learning & Talent Officer, Degreed Half of all employees worldwide will need to be reskilled by 2025 and that’s not including those out of employment. Organizations should join the learning and development revolution in order […]

These 9 diverse innovations are paving the way for climate justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Huber, Community Success Specialist, UpLink, World Economic Forum Climate change has disproportionate impacts on disadvantaged communities. The Climate Justice Challenge on UpLink sourced innovative ideas from communities most affected by climate disasters. The selected 9 UpLink Top […]