Employers in the US are cutting back on parental leave, survey shows

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Employers in the US appear to be cutting back on paid maternity and paternity leave. The amount of time off granted to new parents is returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to the […]

State of the Union: New EU cybersecurity rules ensure more secure hardware and software products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has presented a proposal for a new Cyber Resilience Act to protect consumers and businesses from products with inadequate security features. A first ever EU-wide legislation of its kind, it introduces mandatory cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements, throughout their […]

We shouldn’t underestimate the power of cultural products. They can change the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabriela Pascholati do Amaral, Global Shaper, São Paulo Hub, World Economic Forum Culture products exert great influence on international relations. They are also capable of effecting social change in many different areas. Reflecting this importance, creatives should be […]

Russia: MEPs deplore military build-up, attack in Czechia and jailing of Navalny

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament is deeply concerned by the recent Russian military build-up on Ukraine border and revelations of Russian agents behind explosions in Czechia In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs confirmed how deeply worried they are about Russian military posturing close to the country’s border […]

Coronavirus: Member States agree on an interoperability solution for mobile tracing and warning apps

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Member States, with the support of the Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralised architecture. This concerns the vast majority of tracing apps that were already […]

EP stands up for democracy in Hungary during COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Civil Liberties Committee concerned about the expansion of “state of danger” measures and the proposed changes to Hungary’s criminal law  Commission should act to assess if the proposed measures comply with the EU’s founding values  All member states have a responsibility to respect and […]

Getting people with disabilities into work requires data

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 People with disabilities – estimated to be about 15% of the world population – constitute a largely untapped pool of talent in the labour market. And they face a high risk of […]

How Britain’s backyard bird feeders are shaping evolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content   Several species have grown in number and overall diversity has increased, according to new research that explores the impact of the nation’s obsession with bird feeders. With at least half of all […]