Make gender-based violence a crime under EU law, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls for online and offline gender-based violence to be treated as a “particularly serious crime with a cross-border dimension”. On Thursday, MEPs adopted by 427 votes in favour, 119 against, and 140 abstentions a legislative initiative demanding targeted legislation and policies to address […]

Team Europe: €34 billion disbursed so far to tackle COVID-19 in partner countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, the EU, EU Member States and European financial institutions, as Team Europe, have disbursed €34 billion in support to partner countries in addressing the pandemic and its consequences, delivering on its promises with concrete results. This […]

5 ways Digital Transformation Officers can make cybersecurity a top priority

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dmitry Samartsev, Chief Executive Officer, BI.ZONE & Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Trust, World Economic Forum • As digital transformation of business picks up speed, cybersecurity increases in importance. • Digital Transformation Officers must build cybersecurity into […]

How to build safe, equitable and sustainable transportation systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesse Levinson CTO and Co-Founder, Zoox Transportation systems traditionally favour suburban, upwardly mobile users over those from lower-income groups and neighbourhoods. Emerging technology – AI in particular – can help to address this issue. Safe, equitable transportation is […]

Commission steps up action for high quality and inclusive primary and secondary education

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published a proposal for a Council Recommendation on blended learning to support high quality and inclusive primary and secondary education. ‘Blended learning’ in formal education and training is the term used to describe when a school, educator or student takes more […]

Why green bonds are beating all expectations in the post-pandemic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content Green, social and sustainability bonds are growing rapidly in number, with a very strong uptick in the first half of 2021. Growth has surpassed even the most optimistic expectations. Europe leads the […]

7 ways to boost cyber resilience in the smart building industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henning Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer, Building Products, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG & Alina Matyukhina, Cybersecurity Manager, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG Smart buildings are an important tool in bringing down energy consumption. The technology smart buildings use is vulnerable […]

A net-zero world needs zero-carbon concrete. Here’s how to do it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anthony Robert Hobley, Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and an Executive Fellow, WEF, World Economic Forum & Dinah Mcleod, Chief Executive Officer, Global Cement and Concrete Association Concrete accounts for 7% of global emissions – and it’s the […]

Commission welcomes the move towards more innovative health technologies for patients

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement on the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Regulation reached by the European Parliament and the Council early this morning. The Regulation will improve the availability of innovative health technologies such as innovative medicines and certain medical devices for EU […]

The elephant and the mouse: how corporate giants can avoid trampling on their stakeholders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silja Baller, Insights Lead, Frontier Insights, World Economic Forum • Business is increasingly keen to be seen to be doing due diligence on ESG. • The ‘affected stakeholder’ concept is a key way of identifying those most impacted […]

4 ways to scale up finance for India’s water sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Namita Vikas, Founder and Managing Partner, Auctus ESG, Sourajit Aiyer, Vice President, Sustainable Finance & ESG, AuctusESG & Cymroan Vikas, Research Associate, AuctusESG India is on track for a 50% shortfall in its water supply by 2030. There […]

Palliative care and UHC in India: Still Uncharted Waters?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sharon Gigy, a final year medical student studying in K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Karnataka. 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 […]

Humanitarian aid: €24.5 million in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU announced today new funding of €24.5 million in humanitarian aid for the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. EU humanitarian aid to the region seeks to provide a response to the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in northern Mozambique, where €7.86 million […]