Digital workers: MEPs ready for talks on new law to improve working conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, Parliament approved the decision to start negotiations on new measures to improve conditions for workers on digital labour platforms. 376 MEPs voted in favour of the mandate for talks with member states, 212 voted against and 15 abstained. Negotiations on the new […]

Ukraine: College of Commissioners travels to Kyiv

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today 2 February, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is travelling to Kyiv, Ukraine, for a College-to-Government meeting with the Government of Ukraine, together with 15 other members of the College of Commissioners. Accompanying the President for this visit are: […]

Many economists dismissed talk of a common currency in South America. Here’s why

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 Last month, the leaders of Argentina and Brazil announced plans to discuss the introduction of a new common currency for trading in South America—a move that could advance economic integration in the […]

3 ways technology is helping the world adapt to climate change

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 It’s now inevitable that we will have to learn to live with the effects of climate change. Despite the agreements made at the recent COP 27 summit, we are too far down the […]

Covid-19: the scourge of God

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Nicolas Cardoso Lauxen, a first year Brazilian medical student at Universidade da Região de Joinville (Univille). He is affiliated to 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 […]

MEPS urge the EU to deliver a credible migration and asylum policy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a plenary discussion with the Swedish Presidency and President von der Leyen, MEPs presented their views on how to deal with the migratory challenges facing Europe. On behalf of the Presidency of the Council, Swedish Minister for EU Affairs Jessika Roswall noted that […]

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Commission presents first Country Cancer Profiles under the European Cancer Inequalities Registry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, ahead of World Cancer Day on 4 February, the Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) present the first Country Cancer Profilesunder theEuropean Cancer Inequalities Registry for all EU Member States, Norway and Iceland. The Profiles show that EU countries […]

The Green Deal Industrial Plan: putting Europe’s net-zero industry in the lead

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s net-zero industry and support the fast transition to climate neutrality. The Plan aims to provide a more supportive environment for the scaling up of the EU’s manufacturing capacity for […]

EU and Singapore launch Digital Partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and Singapore are strengthening their cooperation as strategic partners. Following the announcement of a new Digital Partnership between the EU and Singapore by President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Lee at the EU-ASEAN summit in December 2022, Commissioner for the […]

Humanitarian aid: EU releases over €43 million for Myanmar and Bangladesh

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has released over €43 million to address the humanitarian needs of people in Myanmar, as well as those of Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Bangladesh. In Myanmar, the EU will provide over €18 million to respond to the dramatic escalation […]

COVID-19: Resilient and programmed to survive

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohammad Iyad AL-Darawsheh, a medical student from Jordan. He is affiliated to 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 IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

State aid: Commission approves €600 million Slovak scheme to support its economy in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €600 million Slovak scheme to support its economy in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022 and amended on […]

EU Cohesion Policy: European Structural and Investment Funds supported SMEs, employment of millions of people and clean energy production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In 2014-2020, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) unleashed a total investment of €731 billion, of which €535 billion was funded by the EU, fostering lasting socio-economic convergence, territorial cohesion, social Europe and a smooth green and digital transition. This is explained […]

Single Market turns 30: Commission’s reports confirm the Single Market underpins Europe’s ability to tackle key challenges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has published the 2023 Annual Single Market Report and the 2022 Single Market Scoreboard, as part of activities to mark the 30th anniversary of the Single Market. The reports confirm that the Single Market remains a key tool to address Europe’s […]

Smallholder farmers could help fix global food systems with the right technology. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tara Nathan, Executive Vice-President, Humanitarian and Development, Mastercard, Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director, Research for Industry; Chief Technology Officer, Agri-Food, Microsoft Smallholder farmers are the heart of the global food system, producingoverone-third of the food we eat. Yet for many […]

The 5 calls-to-action from youth and young people at Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katie Hoeflinger, Specialist, Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum, Natalie Pierce, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum Sixty teenagers and young people gathered at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2023. They came […]

Counting the cost of natural disasters, plus the other climate-crisis 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: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate crisis stories to read this week Natural disasters, many driven by the climate crisis, caused global economic losses of $313 billion in 2022, according to insurance broker […]

3 strategies for delivering digital transformation in the Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Lin, President, Asia-Pacific, Huawei Technologies Infrastructure is at the heart of the global digital transformation. Developing digital infrastructure is critical for growth and improving the lives of people everywhere. Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure has now evolved beyond […]

The COVID-19 pandemic and its environmental implications

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela de Mattos Laube and Ms. Mariana Fonseca Santana and Ms. Kamila Andrade Santana, two second-year medical students from  Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Where is the global economy heading in 2023? Plus other economics 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. Where is the global economy heading in 2023? The year ahead looks better than initially feared for the global economy, but remains fraught with risks, including the potential escalation of the war […]

Consumer protection: manipulative online practices found on 148 out of 399 online shops screened

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and national consumer protection authorities of 23 Member States, Norway and Iceland (CPC Network), released the results of a screening (“sweep”) of retail websites. This check covered 399 online shops of retail traders selling products ranging from textiles to electronic […]

COP15: What’s next for historic deal to protect nature?

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 A historic agreement on nature conservation was reached at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15)), in December […]

Non-transposition of EU legislation: Commission takes action to ensure complete and timely transposition of EU directives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is adopting a package of infringement decisions due to the absence of communication by Member States of measures taken to transpose EU directives into national law. The Commission is sending a letter of formal notice to those Member States who have failed […]

Global Gateway: EU partners with South Africa to invest €280 million in its Just and Green Recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As Team Europe, the EU and its Member States will invest more than €280 million in grants in South Africa, including €87.75 million from the EU budget, to support policy reforms on green recovery, unlock green investments and build a knowledge-based transition in the […]

Memory and cognition involvement for SARS-COV-2 infection

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela de Mattos Laube and Ms. Mariana Dias Lopes Barud, two fourth year medical students currently studying in Medical Sciencies College of São José dos Campos – Humanitas. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

Davos 2023: This is how to get more women into positions of power

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 On the same day the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, stepped down saying she “no longer had enough in the tank to do the job justice”, women leaders met in Davos […]

AI in migration is fuelling global inequality: How can we bridge the gap?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie McAuliffe, Head, Migration Research, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Artificial intelligence (AI) in migration and mobility systems has recently become a hot topic in research and policy circles, given the heightened prominence of the technology. But as AI […]

Terrorist content online: Commission takes action to protect people from the risk of online radicalisation and recruitment by extremists

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has decided today to send letters of formal notice to 22 Member States – Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia,  Finland and Sweden for failing to comply with […]

Swedish Presidency debriefs EP committees on priorities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Ministers outlined the priorities of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings. Sweden holds the Presidency of the Council until June 2023 included. A first set of hearings took place between 23 and 26 […]

President Herzog: “Antisemitism remains, and Holocaust denial still exists”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Israel’s President Isaac Herzog called on MEPs to work to eradicate antisemitism in Europe and adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. Opening the commemoration ceremony, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola called the Holocaust “history’s greatest crime. A crime intended to wipe […]

COVID-19 and the Heart: Cardiovascular Risks and Outcomes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Defante, a Medicine student and researcher at UniRedentor in Brazl. She is affiliated to 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 […]

3 AI predictions for 2023 and beyond, according to an AI expert

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Schmidt, Chief Technology Officer, DataRobot If there’s one thing we know for certain when looking at the year ahead, it’s that the organizations that are prepared to take on uncertainty – from market conditions to geopolitical unrest and […]

Why flexible working is good for workers and companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabi Thesing, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 has accelerated changes in how we work and live. Many of those developments – such as fewer hours at our desks and more flexible working arrangements – not only benefit workers but […]