Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte: “Europe must listen to the people”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Europe is facing “a fork in the road”, as “the people are urgently asking to be heard,” Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told MEPs on Tuesday. In a plenary debate on the future of Europe, the Italian Prime Minister said: “This is a valuable […]

Deal on tightening the rules to stop terrorists from using homemade explosives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Plans to update and tighten rules on the use and sale of chemicals that could be used to make homemade explosives, were informally agreed with Council negotiators on Monday. The current rules restrict access to a number of chemicals that could be used to […]

Erasmus+ will finance existing UK-EU mobility in the event of no-deal Brexit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Culture Committee will support continued funding to all current Erasmus+ learning mobility activities, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The European Parliament’s Culture Committee discussed with the EU Commission the proposed new contingency measures for the Erasmus+ programme, should the UK leave […]

Property regimes for international couples in Europe: new rules apply in 18 Member States as of today

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU Regulations clarifying the rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships apply as of today. The regulations establish clear rules in cases of divorce or death and bring an end to parallel and possibly conflicting proceedings in various […]

Davos on Climate Change: citizens demanding more actions while CEOs tried to balance profit with sustainability

Climate change was one of the hot topics during the annual World Economic Forum which took place in the Swiss Alps last week. Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and natural historian, outlined the serious impact that humanity is causing to the environment and underslined the urgency of immediate action in order to reverse the ongoing […]

Mario Draghi quizzed for last time by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. European Central Bank President and Chair of the EU’s economic risk watchdog Mario Draghi appeared for the last time in Parliament before the European elections. Mr Draghi took the opportunity to reiterate his calls for structural reforms to be prioritised in order to complete […]

It’s time to stop talking about ethics in AI and start doing it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dharmesh Syal, Chief Technology Officer, BCG Digital Ventures Everyone from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates and Elon Musk have discussed the philosophy of AI. Now that companies around the world are creating AI products at an incredible rate, it’s […]

Talent is worldwide. Opportunity is not. How can we redistribute it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Igor Tulchinsky, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WorldQuant LLC Talent – for math, science, music, sports, finance, you name it – is evenly distributed around the world, even at its most rarefied levels. Opportunity, however, is not. This […]

These are the biggest risks facing our world in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content & Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content What keeps you up at night? For leaders surveyed for the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, environmental threats dominate the list for the […]

We could be sleepwalking into a new crisis. How should the business world prepare?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Martin, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Risks Report (GRR), which in particular highlights: – We will need to find new ways of practicing globalization that respond to […]

Pedro Sánchez: We must protect Europe, so Europe can protect its citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU needs to be defended in the face of new challenges and against those who want to destroy it, said Pedro Sánchez on Wednesday to the European Parliament. In a plenary debate on the future of the EU, the President of the Spanish […]

Siemens-Alstom merger: Will the EC succumb to Franco-German pressures for the sake of May’s EU Elections?

It was yesterday when executives of Siemens and Alstom met with EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in one of their last attempts to convince her to give the green light for their merge. The European Commission (EC) is now left to decide till February 18 whether or not to approve the merger of the rail operations […]

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum to open its door on 14th January, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content New Delhi, January 02, 2019: India m2m + iot Forum 2019 (www.m2m2iotforum.com), the national forum on machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) is opening its door for one and all from the world of m2m and iot. The two-day forum will be held on Monday, 14th January 2019 and Tuesday, 15th January […]

Anti-vaccination movement affecting youth in Europe

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Blanca Paniello, student in Biomedicine in Barcelona, Spain and Ms. Viktoria Kastner, medical student in Wuerzburg, Germany. They form part of the Standing Committee on Public Health Regional Assistants for Europe of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The Juncker Plan at work: bringing investment back on track in Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In a Communication published today, the Commission reveals how the Investment Plan for Europe – the Juncker Plan – has helped bring investment back to a sustainable level in Europe, four years after its launch. The Investment Plan has exceeded its initial target and […]

Europe’s poor investment in digital is threatening prosperity. Here’s what its start-ups need

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors:  Felix Staeritz, Founding Partner and CEO, Michael Stephanblome, Founding Partner and CSO and Andreas von Oettingen Founding Partner and CTO, FACTOR10 Europe is one of the biggest economic regions in the world. The European Union’s impressive $17 trillion […]

Merkel: Nationalism and egoism must never have a chance again in Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. German Chancellor Angela Merkel debated the future of Europe with MEPs and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Tuesday. “Tolerance is the soul of Europe and an essential basic value of the European idea”, Mrs Merkel said. This soul has been […]

The European Youth explains the age gap in European business in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by David Gomes, the President of JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). The opinions discussed in this article belong to the writer. The age gap has become a hot topic nowadays, especially when in workplaces many people start to feel the difference among different generations. […]

EU-US ties to break over Iran; Democrats’ electoral win may not change it

After last Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States, the Republicans of President Donald Trump lost the House of Representatives to the Democratic Party. The vote was turned out into a referendum for the Trump administration, and the GOP lost the full control of the two chamber Congress. From now on, the White House will […]

Erdogan vies to become Middle East Sultan over Khashoggi’s killing

It’s plain by now that the Turkish ‘Sultan’, President Tayyip Erdogan vies to directly implicate Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud or MbS, the actual ruler of his country in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The victim was for decades a very high placed systemic journalist in Riyadh, loyally serving the […]

“The Arctic climate matters: to what degree?”, a Sting Exclusive co-authored by UN Environment’s Jan Dusik and Slava Fetisov

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jan Dusik, UN Environment Principal Adviser for the Arctic and Antarctic and Mr. Slava Fetisov, UN Environment Patron for Polar Regions. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writers. This week is undoubtedly a crucial one for climate diplomacy globally, especially in Europe and […]

What makes Copenhagen the world’s most bike-friendly city?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content There are 675,000 bicycles and just 120,000 cars in Copenhagen, meaning bikes outnumber cars by more than five-to-one. So it’s perhaps not so surprising that in 2016 more bikes crossed the city […]

The new North America trade deal USMCA punishes German cars

The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is dead. Long live the new United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA). The three North American nations will continue trading goods of a value of at least $ 1.2 trillion yearly between them. The US President Donald Trump had termed NAFTA as the worse trade deal his country […]

The EU sides with China against the US; but has Germany capitulated to America?

If billions of EU penalties on American icon companies and U.S. super tariffs on European cars are strong and aggressive trade weapons, then yes the EU and the U.S. are at all out economic war. As in all wars, the difficult or even impossible thing is to predict its end. Unavoidably, there will be victims […]

Trump doesn’t only target Germany, aims to crack the entire EU

The EU-US trade war is now deeply dividing Europe between those who export cars to America and those who don’t. Germany and France have for quite some time been at odds, regarding the handling of the latest Donald Trump threat to impose import super-tariffs on cars assembled in Europe. Now, however, their differences are becoming […]

Trump’s MAGA policy remains unchanged as EU warns to impose additional retaliation tariffs on US products

EU threatened the US last Friday with tariff measures on 294 billion dollars of US exports in case Donald Trump’s administration imposes import tariffs on cars and car parts. The US president seems to be doing whatever possible to cause trade wars all over the world. The Old Continent will continue attempting to persuade Mr […]

Trump goes ahead with plan to undo globalization; targets China and EU

Harley-Davidson motor cycles is the first American iconic company to suffer in more than one way from Trump’s action aimed at reversing the world economic order. It’s a matter of fact by now that the ‘America first’ President seems decided to overturn globalization. In doing so, apart from causing global disorder, he will embarrass a […]

The US calls off globalization, targets Germany. Paris offer to Berlin comes at a cost

Last Friday, the ‘America first’ President Donald Trump repeated his threats to impose a super tariff on imports of European cars, obviously having in mind the German automotive industry. His latest menace came only hours after the European Union moderately retaliated to the US aggressive trade action, by levying additional import duties on American goods […]

MARKUP initiative to boost market access to Europe for East African SMEs

This article is brought to you in association with the ITC. (Arusha, Tanzania) – Agribusinesses in East African Community (EAC) countries are to benefit from greater business opportunities in both East African and European markets thanks to a new initiative funded by the European Union. Unveiled today in Arusha, Tanzania, the Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) […]

Draghi to hold on zero interest rates until he leaves ECB

The announcement of the end of the monthly money injections into Eurozone by Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank was not received in the capital markets as a hawkish toughening of monetary policy, as it theoretically should have been. The reasons are many. On the contrary, the euro lost more ground with […]

America writes-off Iran, blocks Europe’s Tehran talks

While the European Union and more so Germany have being relentlessly working to save the nuclear non-proliferation deal with Iran, last Monday the new US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, shattered any opening for negotiations with Tehran. Until Pompeo dropped his bombshell, the EU was discussing a new pact with Iran, on the basis of […]

Europe should make voice ‘more heard’ in today’s ‘dangerous world,’ says UN chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. In an increasingly dangerous world, the European Union (EU) need to make its voice “more and more heard” as a “central pillar” of multilateralism, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday.   Speaking in the heart of the EU, in Brussels, António Guterres told […]

A renewed agenda for Research and Innovation: Europe’s chance to shape the future

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission Brussels, 15 May 2018 The Commission today presents its contribution to the informal discussion that Heads of State and Government will hold in Sofia on 16 May 2018 on research and innovation and the steps needed to ensure Europe’s global competitiveness. Investing in […]