Ukraine: The Commission proposes rules on freezing and confiscating assets of oligarchs violating restrictive measures and of criminals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is proposing to add the violation of EU restrictive measures to the list of EU crimes. The Commission is also proposing new reinforced rules on asset recovery and confiscation, which will also contribute to the implementation of EU restrictive measures. […]

Ukraine: MEPs want a special international tribunal for crimes of aggression

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The special international tribunal should investigate Russian leaders and military commanders and their allies for the crime of aggression against Ukraine. In the resolution adopted on Thursday, Parliament calls on the EU to take all necessary action in international proceedings and courts to support […]

EU-US Trade and Technology Council: strengthening our renewed partnership in turbulent times

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU and the US have today reaffirmed their close cooperation to address global trade and technology challenges in line with their shared commitment to democracy, freedom and human rights. Meeting at the second Ministerial Meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in […]

How company boards can be a vanguard for climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharon Thorne, Global Chair, Deloitte Company boards can cut through the clutter and provide strategic direction on climate change. A recent Deloitte survey shows only half of board members consider themselves ‘climate-literate’. A new collaboration with the World […]

Common charger: MEPs agree on proposal to reduce electronic waste

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs support a common charger for portable electronic devices, reducing e-waste and making the use of different mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras more convenient. On Wednesday the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee adopted its position on the revised Radio Equipment Directive with […]

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the natural gas sector in Germany

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 29 March 2022, the European Commission carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of several companies in Germany active in the supply, transmission and storage of natural gas. The Commission has concerns that the inspected companies may have violated EU competition rules that […]

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into licensing and distribution practices of fashion house Pierre Cardin and its licensee Ahlers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has launched a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Pierre Cardin and its licensee the Ahlers Group may have breached EU competition rules by restricting cross-border and online sales of Pierre Cardin-licensed products, as well as sales of such products to […]

Here’s how we can provide better eye care for the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Princess Ifeoma Ike, Public Health Optometrist/CEO Princess Vision Eye Clinic Limited Abuja, Nigeria and Global Shaper, Abuja Hub, & Konrad Pesudovs, Professor of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Uncorrected poor vision is […]

Strengthened EU export control rules kick in

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU is today strengthening its ability to respond to new security risks and emerging technologies. The new Export Control Regulation enters into force today and will tighten controls on trade in dual-use items – civilian goods and technologies with possible military or security […]

COVID-19: We learned nothing

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Eduardo Diaz, a second-year medical student, conducting his studies in Universidad de Panama. 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 and do not necessarily reflect […]

This study wants every child in the UK to spend a night under the stars

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Imagine if every schoolchild could spend a night under the stars. That’s the vision of a new report on England’s national landscapes, which suggests a need to reconnect with nature and inspire future […]