€1.2 million from European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to support 300 dismissed workers in Spain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission proposed to support 303 workers dismissed by aluminium producer Alu Ibérica in the region of Galicia in Spain with €1.2 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Displaced Workers (EGF). The funding will help them find new jobs through […]

Launch of the EU-NATO Task Force: Strengthening our resilience and protection of critical infrastructure

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The challenges to the European Union’s security and resilience are becoming increasingly complex and dynamic. A range of actors constantly test our resilience, seeking to exploit the openness, interdependence and connectivity of our societies and economies. The weaponisation of energy and the acts of […]

Metaverse requires regulatory scrutiny, EU competition chief says, and other metaverse stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Cathy Li, Head, Shaping the Future of Media, Entertainment & Sport; Member of the ExCom, World Economic Forum 1. Metaverse requires competition checks, EU antitrust chief says The metaverse needs regulatory scrutiny to ensure unfair competition does not […]

How technology can help address the world’s water security crises

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sundararajan Mahalingam, President – Strategy, HCL Corporation With the global population expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, the need to preserve our natural resources has never been more urgent. Our global freshwater supply has been severely impacted by […]

How to promote the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Latin America

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlos David Carrasco Muro The implications of building societies based on information and knowledge are not fully known to most people. Put simply, it is difficult to achieve comprehensive or holistic visions around technological advances. Latin America is no […]

As digital currencies become more popular, could we be seeing the end of cash?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marion Laboure, Director – Macro Strategist, Thematic Research, Deutsche Bank Sweden, Brazil and China are among a handful of countries seeing an increasingly cashless society with the digitalization of money.Analysis suggests a general correlation between high-interest rates and less […]

Impact investors are now looking at India as a compelling opportunity. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ramraj Pai, CEO, Impact Investors Council, Devansh Pathak, Strategy and Community Engagement, World Economic Forum As the United Nations Decade of Action has come into its third year, seeking to accelerate sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest problems, the […]

Minimum Income Schemes: Increasing support, accessibility and inclusion

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want to address the current cost of living crisis with a new law to modernise and strengthen national minimum income schemes in EU countries. On Wednesday, plenary adopted a resolution noting that an EU directive on an adequate minimum income would make minimum […]

International Women’s Day: an invitation for societies to do better

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. n a ceremony marking International Women’s Day, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti addressed MEPs in Strasbourg. Political group speakers paid tribute to the women heroes who are an inspiration to young girls – to working mothers taking care of […]

EU-UK relations: Parliament assesses Windsor Framework and citizens’ rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs welcome the deal on the Protocol on Northern Ireland and raise concerns about citizens’ rights, including “pre-settled status” for EU citizens. Assessing how the UK Withdrawal Agreement has been implemented in the three years since Brexit, MEPs note that important improvements are needed […]

EU and Thailand relaunch trade negotiations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and Thailand announced the relaunch of negotiations for an ambitious, modern and balanced free trade agreement (FTA), with sustainability at its core. This announcement confirms the key importance of the Indo-Pacific region for the EU trade agenda, paving the way for […]

Global Gateway: EU, Latin America and Caribbean partners launch in Colombia the EU-LAC Digital Alliance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today in Bogotá, Colombia, the European Union-Latin America and Caribbean Digital Alliance was launched, a joint initiative to champion a human-centric approach to digital transformation. It is supported by an initial contribution of €145 million from Team Europe, including €50 million from the EU […]

Managing migration: new initiatives to strengthen European integrated border management and expedite returns

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission adopted a Communication which presents the strategic framework for European integrated border management (EIBM) for 5 years and a Recommendation* to Member States on the mutual recognition of return decisions and expedite returns. In its extraordinary meeting on 9 February 2023, […]

Challenges of medical education and the role of medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Leonne Del Vecchio, a final-year medical student at the Universidade of Taubaté, Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

How Africa’s new Free Trade Area will turbocharge the continent’s agriculture industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Landry Signé, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution, Chido Munyati, Head of Regional Agenda, Africa, World Economic Forum Agriculture accounts for roughly one-third of the African continent’s GDP, provides a livelihood for 50% of the population […]

Safety Gate: chemical substances top the annual list of health hazards for non-food products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission published its annual report on the Safety Gate, the European Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products. The report covers alerts notified during 2022, and the responses given by national authorities. Health risks linked to chemical substances was the most […]

Indonesia encourages oil and gas companies to develop carbon storage: Here’s what you need to know about the global energy transition this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. Indonesia looks to carbon storage to help reduce emissions Oil and gas companies operating in Indonesia are being urged […]

Statement by President von der Leyen following her meeting with US President Biden

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Good evening, I am just coming from a bilateral meeting with President Biden. It was a very good meeting, very constructive. We discussed a lot of topics. I want to emphasise four different topics here. The first topic we discussed is the Inflation Reduction […]

Europe experiences one of its warmest ever winters, and the other climate crisis stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda 1. Europe experiences its joint second-warmest winter Europe is emerging from its joint second-warmest winter on record, as the climate crisis continues to intensify. The average temperature in Europe from December to February […]

Maritime Security: EU updates Strategy to safeguard maritime domain against new threats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and the High Representative adopted a Joint Communication on an enhanced EU Maritime Security Strategy to ensure a peaceful use of the seas and safeguard the maritime domain against new threats. They have also adopted an updated Action Plan through […]

The world’s biggest trial of the four day work week has come to an end. These are the results 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda This article has been updated. It was originally published on 21 June 2022. Is the four-day work week a good idea, or is it unworkable for many industries – and even many people? […]

From proximity bias to productivity paranoia, here are 10 buzzwords from the world of hybrid work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda This article has been updated. What started as a TikTok work trend has now gone down in English language history – “quiet quitting” was named one of Collins Dictionary’s 10 words or phrases […]

We need a new Bretton Woods moment, says António Guterres. What was the original Bretton Woods and what did it achieve?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda “It is time for a new Bretton Woods moment,” according to United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres in his briefing to the UN’s General Assembly on Priorities for 2023 last month. Why? Because […]

Parliament and Council negotiators agree on new rules to boost energy savings

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and the Swedish Presidency of the Council agreed on new energy saving targets in both primary and final energy consumption in the EU. Member states should collectively ensure a reduction of energy consumption of at least 11.7% at EU level by 2030 (compared […]

China rapidly expands wind power capacity: Here’s what you need to know about the global energy transition this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. China accelerates wind power capacity China has been the world’s largest and fastest-growing producer of renewable energy for more […]

European Green Deal: EU agrees stronger rules to boost energy efficiency  

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached this morning with the European Parliament and the Council to reform and strengthen the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. This deal marks a further step in the completion of the ‘Fit for 55′ package to deliver the European […]

Youth engagement and politics is a two way street

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabelle Karolinne Bispo Andrade, a second year medical students from Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

A record share of US electricity comes from zero-carbon sources – but more work is needed 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda Power capacity from clean energy sources comprised a record 40.6% of the US electricity mix in 2022, according to the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.This includes nuclear power, which is not renewable, but […]

Strategic Compass: Rapid deployment capacity to protect EU citizens, interests and values

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Foreign Affairs Committee adopted on Thursday a series of proposals on the new European Rapid Deployment Capability, to be deployed in the event of a crisis. In a draft resolution adopted by the Committee on Foreign Affairs by 43 votes in favour, 2 […]

Fiscal policy guidance for 2024: Promoting debt sustainability and sustainable and inclusive growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is today providing guidance to Member States on the conduct and coordination of fiscal policy for next year. This guidance comes as discussions on the future economic governance framework are ongoing. Overall, fiscal policies in 2024 should ensure medium-term debt sustainability and […]

This is why microplastics should keep us up at night and what we can do about them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nina Jensen, Member of Friends of Ocean Action and CEO, REV Ocean, Declan Mc Adams, UpLink Top Innovator and Chairman, Pinovo With every new piece of scientific research, the scale and impact of plastic pollution become ever more glaring. […]

We cannot wait another 60 years to achieve gender equality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On International Women’s day, Chair of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee Robert Biedroń issued the following statement. “The European Parliament has made some significant steps towards achieving gender equality over the last twelve months. Parliament approved landmark rules to boost gender equality […]

EU job seeker’s aid worth €1.9m for 559 dismissed workers in Belgium

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. 559 employees of TNT Belgium at Liège Airport who lost their jobs following a transfer of operations to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport should receive €1.9 million in EU aid. On Thursday, the Committee on Budgets approved Belgium’s request for support from the European Globalisation […]