4 fixes for equipment supply chains before the next COVID-19 waves hit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President, SKUChain The COVID-19 crises forced governments to build new international supply chains nearly overnight. New innovations, such as blockchain, can make the supply chain more efficient, less risky and increase the velocity […]

What is an immunity passport and could it work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Faced with deep recession, governments around the world are considering the use of immunity passports to allow a degree of normality to return. Chile may be one of the first countries to […]

This electric plane has flown successfully for 30 minutes – is this the future of flying?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content World’s largest all-electric plane flew for half an hour over Washington State. It’s a significant development in electrifying flights for short distances. But battery technology is a big obstacle to longer journeys. […]

Don’t believe the hype: offices are here to stay

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Ulbrich, Chief Executive Officer, JLL The huge shift to home-working caused by COVID-19 has led many to wonder whether offices have a future. But the shift has not been welcomed by – nor is it easy for […]

EU budget: Commission takes steps to make €11.5 billion available for crisis repair and recovery in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today proposed modifications to its budget for 2020 to make €11.5 billion for crisis repair and recovery available already in 2020. Once available, the funds will go to help the regions most in need, support businesses and those in need outside […]

EP wants data protection guaranteed before allowing fingerprint exchange with UK

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. As long as guarantees on reciprocity and data protection are not in place, Council should not allow fingerprint data exchange between the UK and EU countries, say MEPs. MEPs rejected the Council draft implementing decision on the exchange of fingerprints with the UK with […]

10 ways COVID-19 could reshape offices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Millions of people in China have returned to work, and other countries are considering easing lockdowns in phases. Organizations should plan how to adapt offices to comply with social distancing rules. Real […]

State aid: Commission approves €3 billion Portuguese guarantee schemes for SMEs and midcaps affected by Coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found four Portuguese guarantee schemes for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and midcaps affected by the Coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules. The schemes, with a total budget of €3 billion, were approved under the […]

Migration: Commission takes action to find solutions for unaccompanied migrant children on Greek islands

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following President von der Leyen’s visit to Greece on Tuesday, together with the Presidents of the other EU institutions, the Commission presented its Action Plan for immediate measures to support Greece, which was welcomed by the Ministers at the extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs […]

EU to host international donors’ conference for Albania to help with reconstruction after earthquake

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “The EU is happy to announce that the donors’ conference for Albania will be on the 17 February. It’s a donors’ conference following the horrible earthquake in Albania. We want to help Albania in its reconstruction”, President von der Leyen said during the press […]