EU invests €122 million in innovative projects to decarbonise the economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. For the first time since the creation of the Innovation Fund, the European Union is investing €118 million into 32 small innovative projects located in 14 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway. The grants will support projects aiming to bring low-carbon technologies to the […]

Occupational safety and health in a changing world of work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how crucial occupational health and safety (OSH) is for protecting workers’ health, for the functioning of our society, and for the continuity of critical economic and social activities. In this context, today the Commission is renewing its commitment to […]

This is how the US energy market is shifting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer , Formative Content Use of coal in the US has dropped by half. Natural gas is now 38% of the US energy mix. Clean energy solutions are favoured by Biden. Global leaders hope to […]

The European Union and the Republic of Kenya launch strategic dialogue and engage towards implementing the East African Community Economic Partnership Agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the launching of the Strategic Dialogue between the European Union and the Republic of Kenya, agreed on 21 June 2021, and the strengthening of multilateral partnership between EU and the East African Community (EAC) region. Both sides agreed to engage […]

Deal reached on EU fund to help regions and businesses adapt to Brexit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU legislators reached an agreement on Thursday on the 5 billion euro Brexit Adjustment Reserve, paving the way for a first payment by December. With a budget of 5 billion euro (in 2018 prices – 5.4 billion euro in current prices), the Brexit Adjustment […]

Venezuela: EU reaffirms support to refugees and migrants at International Donors’ Conference

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, at the International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants the European Commission pledged €147 million, in addition to pledges by EU Member States, for immediate humanitarian assistance, medium and longer-term development assistance and conflict prevention interventions for Venezuelan refugees, migrants […]

The challenge for G7 leaders: vaccinate the world and be bolder on climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, IMAGINE As G7 leaders meet, the costs of not acting on public health, climate and biodiversity loss are now becoming far higher than the costs of acting. The business community stands ready to […]

Child Labour: Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on the World Day against Child Labour

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In 2021, we mark the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Despite the progress made globally over the years, in 2020, there were still 160 million children in child labour, with 79 million children trapped in hazardous work. This is a heavy […]

Human rights breaches at the Spanish/Moroccan border, in Russia, and in Sri Lanka

On Thursday, Parliament adopted three resolutions on the human rights situation at the Spanish/Moroccan border, in Russia, and in Sri Lanka. The breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the use of minors by the Moroccan authorities in the migratory crisis in Ceuta Parliament rejects Morocco’s use of border control […]

MEPs call for more sanctions against Belarus following ‘Ryanair hijacking’

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on the EU to punish those involved in forcing a plane to land in Minsk on 23 May and in the detention of journalist Raman Pratasevich. In a resolution adopted on Thursday with 626 votes in favour, 16 against and 36 abstentions, […]

Global Europe: MEPs back EU external cooperation funding instrument worth €79.5 billion

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Global Europe fund will be used to support sustainable development in EU neighbourhood countries, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Pacific and the Caribbean. Parliament gave the green light on Wednesday to the setup of the new Global Europe instrument (the Neighbourhood, Development and […]

EU external action budget: European Commission welcomes the final adoption of the EU’s new long-term external action budget for 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s decision to adopt the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) – ‘Global Europe’ for the period 2021-2027. This is the final step of the adoption process following the negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council and […]

How to talk about politics with kids. It needs to happen at school

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leon Hady, Founder, Guide Education Young people react intuitively to inequality and unfairness – it’s something adults could learn from, and societies can benefit from. But there is often a culture of censorship where some opinions seem acceptable […]

COVID-19 wave III and the lessons learned

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Moushami Priyadarshini, a Final Year MBBS student from MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, of state Odisha, India. 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 […]

5 practices to prevent and disrupt illicit financial flows

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Ulbrich, Global Chief Executive Officer; President, JLL & Katja Bechtel, Practice Lead, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), World Economic Forum The illicit financial flow of money and goods is a threat to our sustainable future. Gatekeepers are […]

To make it cybersecure, CEOs must truly get to know their business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Joyce, Principal, Global and US Cybersecurity, Privacy & Forensics Leader, PwC US & Joe Nocera, Cyber and Privacy Innovation Institute Leader, PwC US & Richard Horne, Cyber Security Chair, Risk and Quality Partner , PwC UK • […]

Recovery and Resilience Facility: Romania submits official recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today received an official recovery and resilience plan from Romania. This plan sets out the reforms and public investment projects that Romania plans to implement with the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The RRF is the key instrument […]

Gender equality, sustainability and social justice: A roadmap for recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Turquet, Policy Advisor and Deputy Chief of Research and Data, UN Women The pandemic has exacerbated gender inequalities, left women more vulnerable to jobs losses and increased their unpaid care work. According to UN Women’s projections 47 […]

Back to the office? Here’s how tech company Salesforce thinks that might look

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gavin Patterson, President and Chief Revenue Officer, Salesforce Business must prepare for the ‘great reopening’ of recovering economies in vaccinated markets, while aiding the COVID-19 response in those countries still suffering. Return to workplace strategies will see future […]

Can this billion-dollar initiative save the world’s tropical forests?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content A new public-private initiative will provide $1 billion in financing to countries that protect their tropical forests. The US, UK and Norwegian governments have teamed up with global businesses such as Amazon, GSK […]

Data protection: MEPs urge the Commission to amend UK adequacy decisions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Commission should amend its draft decision on UK data protection to ensure EU standards for citizens’ privacy are respected. In a resolution passed on Friday (344 votes in favour, 311 against and 28 abstaining), MEPs ask the Commission to modify its draft […]

Team Europe launches new financing platform to support health security and resilience in Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Sustainable Healthcare Industry for Resilience in Africa (SHIRA) to boost health security and resilience across Africa and address weaknesses highlighted by COVID-19 European Investment Bank and European Development Finance Institutions to mobilise private sector financing to improve health security and resilience SHIRA to support […]

Road crash deaths and injuries in the world’s cities can be stopped. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean Todt, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety & President, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) & Olga Algayerova, Undersecretary-General of the United Nations; Executive Secretary, , United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 1.35 million people die […]

Coronavirus: EU channels further support to Nepal and repatriates EU citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. An aircraft from Spain carrying urgently needed oxygen cylinders and concentrators, ventilators and rapid antigen tests arrived in Nepal today, following the country’s request for support for EU assistance to help contain its rapid surge in COVID-19 infections. The shipment, the first of several […]

What NBC not airing the Golden Globes means for media and diversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marcus Burke, Research Analyst, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum & Mélisande Kingchatchaval Schifter Project Lead, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, World Economic Forum NBCUniversal will not air the 2022 Golden Globes after a diversity and ethics scandal. […]

Electric taxis and urban fleets can speed decarbonisation – Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mónica Vidal, Public Policy and Climate Governance Director, ECODES & Francisco Ferreira, President of the Board, ZERO & Olivier Blond, Director, Respire Electrification of high-mileage vehicles can speed decarbonisation. City-focused public-private dialogues can identify unique cross-sector solutions. Commitments […]

State aid: Commission approves €12.835 million Italian aid measure to compensate Alitalia for further damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found that an Italian aid measure of €12.835 million to support Alitalia is in line with EU State aid rules. This measure aims at compensating the airline for the damages suffered on certain routes due to the coronavirus outbreak during […]

This is how climate change is impacting the ocean – and what we can do about it

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 The ocean is a massive carbon sink, protecting us from the worst of climate change. But rising air temperatures are melting glaciers, while warming seas are bleaching coral. Action like coral reef […]

State aid: Commission approves €500 million Greek scheme to support food service companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €500 million Greek support scheme to support food service companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, […]

Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on the Commission’s proposal for a new Regulation to address distortions caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Check against delivery” Today, the European Commission has adopted two initiatives that will help build a stronger and more resilient European economy. We’ve put forward legislation that will give us the power to tackle foreign subsidies that harm fair competition in the Single Market. […]

Independent journalism is a public good. We must work together to protect it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonio Zappulla, CEO , Thomson Reuters Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic has eroded media freedom around the world and led to a decline in independent journalism. The pandemic has forced news organisations to adapt to changes to news consumption, […]

Palliative care: an indispensable component for a better quality of life

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vinícius Almeida da Nóbrega, a first-year medical student at Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil. 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 […]

Why and How: Advocating for the inclusion of Palliative Care in Universal Health Care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vedant Shekhar Jha, a second year Medical Cadet at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India. 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 […]