Parliament updates the composition of its committees and subcommittees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs updated the number of members in Parliament’s 20 committees and 3 sub-committees, and the political groups determined who will sit in each committee. Following a plenary vote on the proposal by Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (673 for, 17 against, 5 abstentions), […]

European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: €2.8 million to support dismissed workers in the Spanish car industry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission proposes to support 450 workers who lost their jobs in the car industry in the Spanish region of Catalonia with €2.8 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers (EGF). The funding will help the dismissed workers find […]

EU challenges Russian export restrictions on wood at WTO

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU is requesting consultations with Russia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning export restrictions placed by Russia on wood products. The export restrictions consist of significantly increased export duties on certain wood products and a drastic reduction in the number of […]

When is the pandemic going to end?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ronaldo Pichardo, a 22-year-old medical student at the university “Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 […]

Turning COP26’s energy and enthusiasm into citywide change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlotta Conte, Mission holder and Nature-based Solutions innovation, Dark Matter Labs, Konstantina Koulouri, Project management and Natural Capital research, Dark Matter Labs & Thomas Theodore, Editor and writer, Dark Matter Labs It’ll be almost impossible to meet net […]

Building an inclusive metaverse starts now. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brenda K. Tsai, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, DXC Technology Continuous delaying of a worldwide post-pandemic reopening has meant some form of virtual working is likely long-term. The metaverse can provide benefits to companies and workers alike, enabling […]

EU Cohesion policy: Almost €385.5 million from the EU Solidarity Fund to 19 countries to tackle the coronavirus health emergency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission completed the payments of the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) assistance to tackle the coronavirus health emergency to 19 countries for a total amount of almost€385.5 million. This comes in addition to €132.7 million paid in 2020 to the Member States that requested […]

Intellectual property: Statement by EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton welcoming the provisional application of the Unitary Patent

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today marks an important day for innovation in Europe. Today, the Unitary Patent starts to become reality. It has been a long and difficult way to get here: almost 50 years of discussions, and a decade since the Unitary Patent was agreed.  Today, with a sufficient […]

How much longer in COVID-19? The most frequently asked question in two years

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Patrycja Jelonek, a twenty-one-year-old medical student at Medical University in Łódź, Poland. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The world is drowning in data. Why don’t we trade it like on a stock exchange?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dimitri Zabelin, Policy Analyst, Data Policy, World Economic Forum LLC & Tomonori Yuyama, Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan, World Economic Forum & Tomoaki Nakanishi, Project Fellow, Data for Common Purpose Initiative, World Economic Forum Data […]

63% of executives think their company is leading on climate-change. But the true picture is more complex

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Punit Renjen, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte C-suite executives worldwide recognize the need for business to take climate action. Simultaneously, they are struggling to meaningfully transform their companies. One-fifth of companies are actually taking decisive steps on sustainability. […]

Afghanistan: EU supports the education, health and livelihoods of the Afghan people with €268.3 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In the major humanitarian crisis Afghanistan is facing, the EU has launched projects worth €268.3 million, stepping up vital support to the Afghan population. The EU support focusses on maintaining education, sustaining livelihoods, and protecting public health, including for refugees, migrants and internally displaced […]

A message for everyone concerned about the fate of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Noof Khaled Bin Alsheikh Abo Baker, from Yemen, a 4th year medical student at Hadhramaut University College of Medicine. The writer 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 […]

What are the biggest healthcare shifts we’ll see in 2022? Here’s what health experts think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelly McCain, Head, Healthcare Initiatives, World Economic Forum The pandemic is now two years old. A population the size of Finland has so far died from COVID-19 and tens of millions more are dealing with its side-effects. Even […]

4 ways to summon public and private unity to advance net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Partnerships between the public and private sector fuel the “Flywheel of Progress.” Tackling climate change calls for unity on a scale not seen since World War II. Broad systems change is required to achieve […]

In a divided world, music can help to bring us back together

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marin Alsop, Chief Conductor, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra Marin Alsop has created the opening concert for the Forum’s Annual Meetings for the past three years. Music, she believes, can transform young lives. It can also help to bridge […]

South-East Asian SMEs are missing out on the digital revolution. Here’s how to get them on board

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benedict Carandang, Vice-President, First Circle Growth Finance & Tricia Canaveral, Former Head of Marketing, First Circle Growth Finance The digitization of South-East Asia’s economy during the pandemic is being experienced unevenly. The growth in digital services has favoured […]

5 ways to strengthen our health systems for the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Genya Dana, Acting Head, Health & Healthcare, World Economic Forum, Kelly McCain, Head, Healthcare Initiatives, World Economic Forum & Matthew Oliver, Consultant, World Economic Forum Health systems around the world have been hit hard by the pandemic, with […]

Four candidates to become EP President

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Roberta Metsola, Alice Kuhnke, Kosma Złotowski and Sira Rego are running for the post of Parliament’s President for the second half of the 2019-2024 term. Parliament’s Vice-President Pedro Silva Pereira (S&D, PT) announced the four names to plenary on Monday evening, once the deadline […]

REACT-EU: €382.7 million to help Spain’s regions fighting the coronavirus pandemic and supporting a digital and green transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has granted €382.7million under the 2022 tranche of REACT-EU to support the recovery and the digital and green transition of Spain. This additional funding under the European Regional Development Fund is added to twelve 2014-2020 operational programmes to help the health system […]

How to address digital safety in the metaverse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Li, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum & Farah Lalani, Global Coalition for Digital Safety, World Economic Forum With digital risks already being high, especially for vulnerable groups, safety risks could be more prevalent in the […]

3 imperatives to accelerate the world’s sustainable recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roland Busch, President and CEO, Siemens AG There is a unique opportunity to shape a sustainable future. Time is running out; we need to accelerate action on every front. Technology, skills development and global cooperation are paramount. When […]

The solution to climate change will be people-powered. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Rondolat, Chief Executive Officer, Signify To convince people to act, we need to show – not tell – them that there is a better way to do things. Companies can lead the way and start to restore […]

5 tech trends to watch in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Self-fertilizing crops are one of the world’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies, according to the World Economic Forum and Scientific American. Other technology trends include developments in low-carbon shipping and 3D-printed homes. Expect […]

It’s time to shift to net-zero emissions plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Markus Steilemann, Chief Executive Officer, Covestro Plastics play a big role in daily life – and in the technology that will power the green transition. But they’re made from fossil fuel, and this accounts for 4-8% of global […]

Will it ever be the same after COVID-19?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ilayda Ceren SURUR and Ms. Begum COKMEZ, second-year medical students at Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey. They are 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 […]

Closing the ‘say-do gap’: How businesses can help consumers build sustainable habits

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bart De Smet, Chairman, Ageas Business can play a key role in helping consumers build sustainable habits, scaling change for billions. There remains a huge gap between what consumers saythey’d like to do and what they actuallydo, because […]

The Commission steps up action for high quality and inclusive youth volunteering

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As one of the first concrete initiatives under the 2022 European Year of Youth, the Commission published today its proposal for a Council Recommendation on youth volunteering to facilitate transnational youth volunteering under the European Solidarity Corps or other schemes at national level. Recognising […]

Free COVID-19 Vaccines For All, Will Bring An End To It All!

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Begum COKMEZ and Mr. Ahmet Kayhan KORKUSUZ, two second-year medical students at Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey. They are 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 […]

Carbon-neutral manufacturing is possible: here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA Engineering and manufacturing can make an essential contribution to achieving net zero. Engineers must focus their efforts on reducing carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency and improving customer relations. Plants such as innocent’s […]

As private satellites increase in number, what are the risks of the commercialization of space?

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 Around 11,000 satellites already orbit the Earth, together with tons of space junk. Life on the planet increasingly depends on space technology. As the risk of collisions grows, is it time to […]

Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asutosh Padhi, Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company The decline of the United States’ manufacturing industry has driven inequality and hurt its global competitiveness. Revitalizing manufacturing could add 1.5 million well-paid jobs to the economy and reinvigorate […]

Commission proposes partial suspension of visa waiver agreement with Vanuatu to address risks linked to golden passport schemes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is proposing today a partial suspension of the application of the agreement with the Republic of Vanuatu allowing citizens of Vanuatu to travel to the EU without a visa for stays of up to 90 days in any 180-period. This is necessary […]