From Australia’s free trade agreements to clean-tech subsidies: 6 things to know about international trade this month

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberley Botwright, Head, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum 1. Goods trade growth to slow in coming months: WTO Global trade growth is likely to slow in late 2022 and into 2023 because of economic headwinds, according to the latest […]

How the winners of the latest Earthshot Prize will scale environmental solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ewan Thomson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Whether it’s using seaweed as an alternative to plastic, providing cleaner burning stoves, or turning CO2 into rock, human ingenuity is providing practical solutions to help the world reach net-zero emissions. And five […]

From dinosaur footprints to US-EU data: The latest in artificial intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. Biden administration implements US-EU data sharing framework US President Joe Biden signed an executive order last month that will see […]

This is how long people across Europe can expect to work

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 Working lives are getting longer, with Europeans now predicted to spend an average of 36 years in the workplace. Years spent at work vary between countries, with Dutch people having longer careers […]

Why deep metrics and a strong learning culture are needed to drive effective ESG performance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cyrus Suntook, Strategy Senior Manager, Responsible Leadership Fellow, Accenture, Linda Ringnalda, Research Associate Manager, Accenture, Monique de Ritter, Research Specialist Sustainability, Accenture Now is the time for companies to turn their verbal commitments to sustainability into action. However, […]

3 ways social innovators are driving systemic change, from creating sustainable fashion to supporting refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Programme and Engagement Lead, Europe and Americas – Schwab Foundation, World Economic Forum Social innovators are helping address some of the most pressing issues of today. For example, they are providing solutions to fight climate change, […]

Antitrust: Commission fines car parts suppliers of € 18 million in cartel settlement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has fined Brose and Kiekert a total of € 18 million for taking part in two cartels concerning supplies of closure systems for cars in the European Economic Area (EEA). Magna was not fined as it revealed both cartels to the […]

Car emissions: MEPs set end on gap between lab and real driving emission tests

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. To ensure that cars meet EU limits on NOx emissions, tests under real driving conditions must be more stringent, said the Environment Committee on Tuesday. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee adopted on Tuesday an amendment to EU rules on measuring emissions […]

MEPs want the EU to play a stronger role in improving public health

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a debate on the EU’s future public health strategy, MEPs said COVID-19 has shown that the EU needs stronger tools to deal with health emergencies. In the plenary debate with Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides and the Council, preceding Friday’s vote on a resolution […]

Redistribution of seats in the European Parliament after Brexit

Caption: How many MEPs will each country have after Brexit?   As of 1 February, the number and distribution of seats in the Parliament changes following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. From 1 February, the European Parliament will have 705 seats, compared with 751 (the maximum allowed under the EU treaties) before the UK’s […]