European Commission raises €5 billion to fund Europe’s priorities in its first syndicated transaction of the year

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today raised €5 billion in its first syndicated transaction for 2023, via a tap of its 30-year bond due on 4 March 2053. The transaction was the first syndication under the EU’s unified funding approach that the Commission introduced as its […]

Davos 2023: The state of global trade and investment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joachim Monkelbaan, Lead, Climate Trade, World Economic Forum, Soumyajit Kar, Specialist, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum Trade and investment emerged as an overarching theme in this year’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Over the last 12 months, despite widespread inflation; […]

Trafficking in human beings: Commission proposes stronger rules to fight the evolving crime

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission proposed to strengthen the rules that prevent and combat trafficking in human beings. Every year over 7000 people become victims of human trafficking in the EU. That figure can be expected to be much higher as many victims remain undetected. The […]

Diabetes, Depression & Disrimination: Why Social Support & Anti-Discrimination Policies Are Important

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Madhu Shruti Mukherjee, a 2nd year medical student under the West Bengal University of Health Sciences. 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 […]

EU and Canada launch formal negotiations for association to Horizon Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, another milestone towards deeper science collaboration between the European Union and Canada has been achieved: the Commission and the Canadian Government are launching formal negotiations for Canada to join Horizon Europe. Association to Horizon Europe is the strongest form of collaboration offered by […]

Digital skills: How businesses and policymakers can respond to future demand in the labour market

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander van ‘t Noordende, CEO, Randstad Group, Stefano Scarpetta, Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD Digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing are fundamentally reshaping the world of work. The […]

From ‘heropreneurship’ to activating changemakers: What is the future of social entrepreneurship in Europe?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kenny Clewett, Head of Venture Europe, Ashoka, Claire Davenport, Communications Manager, Ashoka Changemakers When we look at the rising generation of social entrepreneurs in Europe, we are observing a shift – entrepreneurs are focused less on solving problems […]

Crime in the metaverse is very real. But how do we police a world with no borders or bodies?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist, KnowBe4 25% of people are expected to spend at least an hour a day in the metaverse by 2026 — but this opens them up to a myriad of crimes. Children […]

EU citizens trust traditional media most, new Eurobarometer survey finds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. 72% of respondents say that they have recently read, seen or heard something about the European Union and 57% about the European Parliament  Television dominates as the primary news source (75%) – this is particularly true for older generations  Overall, public TV and radio […]

A sustainable path to lasting recovery for Small Island Developing States lies in the ocean and the building of a robust blue economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shiri Krishna Gounder, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Economy, Government of Fiji Reliant on tourism and trade, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) were among the hardest hit globally by the economic impact of COVID-19. Fiji and other SIDS […]

Erasmus+: nearly €3.9 billion in 2022 for mobility and cooperation in education, training, youth and sport

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched the calls for proposals under Erasmus+ call for 2022, following the adoption of the 2022 annual work programme. With an increased budget of nearly €3.9 billion for the next year, Erasmus+ will continue to provide opportunities for study periods abroad, […]

In a quantum future, our economy needs to be protected. A cybersecurity expert explains why 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Acting Content and Partnerships Lead, World Economic Forum The dawn of the quantum computing age brings with it many potential new risks – including those related to security. Government agencies and industry groups have expressed a […]

MEPs debate high energy prices, rule of law, migration ahead of EU summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on European Council to tackle the energy price crisis and deal with rule-of-law offenders at its 21-22 October summit meeting. In a debate on Wednesday with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar, representing the Slovenian […]

5 insights to guide ASEAN’s digital generation in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joo-Ok Lee, Head, Regional Agenda – Asia-Pacific; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Santitarn Sathirathai, Group Chief Economist, Sea We surveyed 86,000 people from six ASEAN countries about their views for a post-pandemic world. The […]

Zero emissions areas tackle multiple city struggles: Why aren’t they everywhere?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lina Fedirko, Programme Manager, ClimateWorks Foundation A zero emissions area is a unique example of a climate solution that addresses urban congestion and pollution problems while expanding mobility. ZEAs are a forcing mechanism for commercial electrification: an urban […]

Role of Medical Students towards Achieving the 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Iftekhar Ahmed Sakib, currently studying at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He 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 […]

Planetary health and environment for poor populations: how can health professionals help?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Giovanni Gosch Berton, a 19-year-old Brazilian medical student, currently in the first year of medical school at the University of Passo Fundo. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

How the media could help end stigma around HIV

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 Over half of citizens in some countries express prejudice against people with HIV. A new study says the media has a key role to play in fighting the stigma of HIV. Showing […]

Human capital is the key to a successful ESG strategy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John M. Bremen, Managing Director, Human Capital & Benefits, and Chief Innovation and Acceleration Officer, Willis Towers Watson & Shai Ganu, Managing Director, Executive Compensation, Global Practice Leader and ASEAN and South Asia Talent and Rewards Business Leader, […]

Commission welcomes the adoption of €373 billion Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the political agreements on the Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 of €373 billion and its signature by both co-legislators. This marks the final step of the legislative procedure and allows for an entry […]

Commission welcomes the adoption of €373 billion Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the political agreements on the Cohesion policy legislative package 2021-2027 of €373 billion and its signature by both co-legislators. This marks the final step of the legislative procedure and allows for an entry […]

EU Climate Law: MEPs confirm deal on climate neutrality by 2050

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new EU Climate Law increases the EU’s 2030 emissions reductions target from 40% to at least 55%. With the contribution from new carbon sinks it could raise to 57%. Parliament endorsed the Climate Law, agreed informally with member states in April, with 442 […]

Motor Insurance: Commission welcomes European Parliament and Council agreement to update the Motor Insurance Directive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes today’s agreement between the European Parliament and Council to update the 2009 Motor Insurance Directive. This Directive ensures that vehicles can freely circulate in the European Union while using the same compulsory insurance. It means that when accidents occur, injured […]

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 […]

8 female CEOs on bridging the gender gap in tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hannah Ransom, Community Specialist, Global Innovators, World Economic Forum The technology industry is booming – in the first quarter of 2021, global venture investments reached $125 billion (a 94% year on year increase). But if a rising tide […]

EU and US take decisive step to end aircraft dispute

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai reached an understanding relating to large civil aircraft, transforming almost 17 years of disputes into a forward-looking, collaborative platform to address bilateral issues as well as global challenges. Both sides will now […]

Questions and Answers on the EU Digital Covid Certificate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament and Council negotiators agreed on an EU Digital Covid Certificate to facilitate travel within the EU without discrimination from 1 July. EU member states have introduced travel restrictions in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Commission drafted a proposal […]

Team Europe mobilises to support African economies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today announced a Team Europe initiative in support of Africa’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as she joined global leaders at the Summit on Financing African Economies hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Working with […]

5 urgent actions in the fightback against ransomware

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. • Criminal organizations are using ransomware to exploit vulnerabilities during the pandemic. • Ransomware attacks have both a financial and a human cost. • 65 business, non-profit and government organizations have banded together to form the Ransomware Task Force. With the world still reeling […]

10 surprising things that rely on artificial intelligence

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 Artificial intelligence (AI) played a key role in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But you may not realize how many day-to-day things rely on it. From filtering out spam emails to helping trains run […]

Palliative care and Universal Health Care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Manisha Das , a student of MBBS 2, studying at Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh. . 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 writer and do […]

Zoom chief: Digital tax policy should be a ‘set of carrots’ not sticks

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 Global tax policy on digital services has to be multilateral – and should be more carrot than stick, Josh Kallmer, Zoom’s Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations has said. He […]

COVID-19 has been a setback for women. Gender-responsive policies can stem the losses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruma Bhargava, Project Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution for Health, India, World Economic Forum, C4IR India & Dr Megha Bhargava, Deputy Commissioner Income Tax, Ministry of Finance, Government of India COVID-19 pandemic has exposed socio-economic inequalities in health, income, […]