Adoption of new rules to better protect children caught in cross-border parental disputes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. What is the Brussels IIa Regulation? The Brussels IIa Regulation is the cornerstone of EU judicial cooperation in cross-border matrimonial matters (divorce, separation, marriage annulment) and matters of parental responsibility, including custody and access rights, and international child abduction. The Regulation has applied in […]

How climate change exacerbates the refugee crisis – and what can be done about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maram Ahmed, Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London Climate-related displacement and migration is set to be the greatest challenge of our era. While there is a general consensus that global warming impacts us all, […]

Corporations must help shape a better world – or risk being left behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisabeth Andvig, Project Specialist, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, World Economic Forum Corporations are powerful actors in society. They have the opportunity to shape the world around them and to influence global agendas. They have a responsibility not just […]

How Africa and Asia are joining forces on universal healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sofiat Akinola, Project specialist, global health and healthcare , World Economic Forum An estimated 400 million people in the world lack access to basic health services, while millions are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of out-of-pocket healthcare […]

Deal on tightening the rules to stop terrorists from using homemade explosives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Plans to update and tighten rules on the use and sale of chemicals that could be used to make homemade explosives, were informally agreed with Council negotiators on Monday. The current rules restrict access to a number of chemicals that could be used to […]

How the tech world could make nonprofits a more powerful force

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, VMware Inc. As leaders from more than 100 countries prepare to gather at Davos, a debate continues to rage regarding the role technology will play in society going forward. Will tech innovation be a […]

Online radio and news broadcasts: Parliament and Council reach deal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP negotiators agreed on Thursday with Council on new rules facilitating online broadcasting of current affairs and radio programmes across the EU. The agreement includes mechanisms to facilitate the clearance of copyright and related rights of radio and TV content for cross-border digital broadcast […]

WEF Davos 2016 LIVE: “We need more Schengen but reinforce control!”, France’s Minister of Economy Emmanuel Macron emphasises from Davos

Earlier today in Davos, WEF organized one more session on Europe in order to find ways to deal with one of the most important issues that the old continent is facing which is no other than the refugee crisis. The session that took place in the Sanada room was called “Europe at a tipping point” and was moderated by Lyse […]

WEF Davos 2016 LIVE: “There is a communication issue (about China) which markets don’t like” Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of IMF stresses from Davos

At the second day of the World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos the world was anticipating very much the session on China’s outlook and how its growth slowdown affects the entire world. This issue was addressed in a session called “Where is the Chinese Economy heading?” which took place in Sanada room of the Davos Congress […]

WEF Davos 2016 LIVE: “No other problem has jeopardised the EU as much as the refugee question” Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, cries out from Davos

Migration crisis is one of the most important issues in Europe currently and Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum invited yesterday Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, to speak about this heartrending problem since the German Chancellor is not attending the WEF this year. The plenary session […]

WEF Davos 2016 LIVE: “You just don’t know if the oil price will be 20$ or 100$ in the next 2-3 years!” top Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff underscores from Davos

It is the first day of the most important economic forum in the world and economy and financial markets are as every year in the foreground. The session called “Preventing Future Shocks” finished a couple of hours ago in the Sanada room in Davos with Maria Bartiromo, anchor and Global Markets Editor of Fox Business Network, […]

WEF Davos 2016 LIVE: “CO2 is not the problem, it is the symptom”, the pilots who crossed the world using solar energy cry out from Davos

The World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos opened its doors earlier this morning with the first major session of the day and of the Forum being on Climate Change. Its title was “Around the World without Fuel or Fear” and it took place in the Congress Hall of the Davos Congress Centre. The stimulating session […]

G20 LIVE: “This was not an attack against France, this was an attack against the universal human values!”, EU President Juncker cries out from G20 in Antalya Turkey

G20 has just kicked off a few minutes ago with the joint press conference of President Juncker of the European Commission and President Tusk of the European Council. As expected, the very first words of the leaders were about the new horrible Paris attack of last Friday. Juncker’s Statement President Juncker firmly declared: “This was not […]