Independent Ethics Body: improving transparency and integrity in EU institutions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new EU Ethics Body would be able to initiate investigations on possible conflicts of interest or “revolving door” cases for Commissioners, MEPs and staff. In a report endorsed by the Constitutional Affairs Committee on Wednesday with 18 votes in favour, 8 against, and […]

Independent Ethics Body: improving transparency and integrity in EU institutions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new EU Ethics Body would be able to initiate investigations on possible conflicts of interest or “revolving door” cases for Commissioners, MEPs and staff. In a report endorsed by the Constitutional Affairs Committee on Wednesday with 18 votes in favour, 8 against, and […]

3 ways to build youth trust and engagement in public institutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aleksander Dardeli, Executive Vice President, IREX Trust in public institutions it is at an all time low, and among youths it has been declining for years. Young people understand the power of protest but need access to institutions […]

Gender equality: Parliament strives to be frontrunner among EU Institutions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Parliament leadership adopts roadmap to achieve gender equality in political processes and its administration. 50% women in middle and senior manager positions and 40% women in top manager positions in the administration. These are the targets the European Parliament’s Bureau, comprising the President, Vice-Presidents […]

EU institutions agree on priorities for coming years: A common agenda for our recovery and renewed vitality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament President David Sassoli and Chancellor Angela Merkel, on behalf of the Presidency of the Council, signed the Joint Declaration on legislative priorities for 2021. The Declaration cements the three institutions’ commitment to adopt swiftly the […]

Sassoli to EU institutions: “Be brave on EU recovery plan”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Statement by President Sassoli on the EU recovery plan, which will be anchored to the next Multiannual EU budget. “Now is the time to be courageous and ambitious with the actions backed by the EU budget. Parliament must be a key player in this […]

COVID-19: EU institutions take action to procure life-saving medical equipment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament is working with member states to ensure that the EU can buy ventilators, masks and other medical equipment to be put at the disposal of hospitals across the EU. Last week, the Commission set up a scheme to gather medical equipment (through rescEU) […]

Finally an answer to the hottest question of European youth today: How to make sure Juncker’s Investment Plan works for youth

It was last month, on 25 June 2015, that the ETUC Youth Committee in collaboration with the European Youth Forum organised a rather stimulating conference at the European Economic and Social Committee called “Quality jobs creation for young people: what, how and when?” The Sting was there, attended the conference with interest and at the end made a […]