EU Code of Conduct against illegal hate speech online: results remain positive but progress slows down

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission has released the results of its sixth evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. The results show a mixed picture as IT companies reviewed 81% of the notifications within 24 hours and removed an average of 62.5% […]

WHO: This is how we can keep schools COVID-safe

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 With schools reopened around the world, the World Health Organization offers advice on how to do it safely. The key is to take prompt action if a child or teacher becomes infected. […]

Why we must consider the intergenerational impacts of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sara Stratton, Founder, Māori Lab & Beatrice Dias, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Technology is often used to solve everyday problems in areas like recruitment, finance and education, without addressing existing equity issues and power imbalances. AI can […]

Code of Practice on disinformation: Commission welcomes new prospective signatories and calls for strong and timely revision

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The topic of disinformation remains high on the Commission’s agenda. Eight new prospective signatories joined the revision process of the Code of Practice on disinformation during the latest signatories Assembly meeting yesterday. They expressed their willingness to take commitments under the strengthened version. The […]

EU and Indo-Pacific: natural partners

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the High Representative adopted a Joint Communication on the EU Strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. The Joint Communication contains concrete actions to reinforce the strategic engagement with the region, as tasked by the Council on 19 April 2021. President […]

This is how we can teach young people to use science and data to make better decisions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carl Wieman Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2020, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Professor of Physics and the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University Current educational methods are failing to teach students the skills they need to […]

4 key steps to decommissioning coal-fired power plants

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) & Gagan Sidhu, Director, Centre for Energy Finance, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) The race is on to meet climate goals – highlighting the […]

Only a global response can tackle the rise of online harms. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noelle Martin, Lawyer and Activist Reporting of online harms increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only a few governments around the world have started to seriously tackle online abuse. What more can be done to legislate against online […]

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in Geneva: Here’s why Switzerland is the ideal host for diplomacy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Micol Lucchi, Lead, Swiss Public Affairs, World Economic Forum and Samuel Werthmuller, Communications Officer, Europe, World Economic Forum US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on 16 June. ‘International Geneva’ has […]

How to grow Africa’s next natural wonder

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silja Baller, Insights Lead, Frontier Insights, World Economic Forum Africa’s Great Green Wall Initiative is a bold movement launched by the African Union to restore degraded lands in the Sahel by 2030. The aim is to re-green an […]

Central America and Mexico: EU reaffirms support with €18.5 million in humanitarian and development aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has announced today at the ‘Solidarity event for forcibly displaced persons and host communities in Central America and Mexico’, that it will allocate €18.5 million in aid. Of this sum, €12 million represents humanitarian funding to Central America, and €6.5 million constitutes […]

Assessing the Commission’s 2020 Rule of Law report

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs take stock of developments and propose ways to improve the EC’s approach moving forward, with an eye set on the upcoming 2021 report on the rule of law in the EU. The Civil Liberties Committee approved the own-initiative report by Domènec Ruiz Devesa […]

How trust and collaboration are key in India’s last mile response to the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Diana Wells, President Emerita, Ashoka, Jeroo Billimoria, Founder, One Family Foundation & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum Stories on the ground in India demonstrate how social entrepreneurs are stepping up […]

State aid: Commission approves €1.9 billion Czech scheme to support uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a Czech scheme worth €1.9 billion to support the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: […]

Commission welcomes provisional agreement on the European Climate Law

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes today’s provisional agreement between the co-legislators on the European Climate Law. As one of the key elements of the European Green Deal, the European Climate Law enshrines the EU’s commitment to reaching climate neutrality by 2050 and the intermediate target of […]

Border management: Commission welcomes political agreement towards making European Travel Information and Authorisation System operational

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes today’s political agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on making the future European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) interoperable with other EU information systems. This is an important step towards the entry into operation of the […]

Macao: EU reports on political and economic developments in 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the High Representative have adopted their latest annual report to the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on political and economic developments in the Macao Special Administrative Region, covering 2020. The report highlights that, in 2020, the ‘One Country, […]

The EU prepares for the end of LIBOR: the Commission welcomes the agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on financial benchmarks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today welcomed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on important amendments to EU rules on financial benchmarks.  The Commission proposed these amendments on 24 July 2020 to ensure that the EU’s financial stability is not harmed when […]

Rule of law conditionality: MEPs strike a deal with Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU countries that disrespect the rule of law will risk losing access to EU funds, under a provisional deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on Thursday. “Today’s agreement is a milestone for protecting EU values. For the first time, we have established a […]

Soccer is back with strict COVID-19 rules. Here’s what you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Germany’s Bundesliga has resumed play for the first time in two months. Strict new rules include empty stadiums and COVID-19 testing. South Korea has restarted its K League and other top European […]

State aid: Commission approves €20 billion Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found two Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules. The schemes, with a total budget of approximately €20 billion, were approved under the State aid […]

GSMA Mobile 360 – MENA Dubai on 26-27 November 2019, in association with The European Sting

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