EU must strengthen support for citizens and businesses and help for Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call for funding to deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine, by confiscating Russian oligarchs’ assets, new EU own resources, and using the existing EU budget fully. Adopting a resolution on the economic and social consequences for the EU of Russia’s […]

Mergers: Commission seeks feedback on proposed simplification measures regarding merger procedures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has launched today a public consultation inviting all interested parties to comment on the draft revised Merger Implementing Regulation (‘Implementing Regulation’) and the Notice on Simplified Procedure. In August 2016, the Commission launched a thorough review process of the merger procedural […]

War in Ukraine: protecting women refugees from violence and sexual exploitation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU should protect women fleeing Ukraine from violence and trafficking, and women should have access to essential health services, say Gender Equality Committee MEPs. In a resolution adopted by the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality on Monday by 29 votes in […]

2 charts that show the sharp rise in food prices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Global food prices reached their highest ever level in March 2022. Food commodity prices increased by a third compared to the previous year. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has added to wider post-pandemic price […]

What is information warfare and how pervasive is it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Using information distortion and suppression as weapons of war is nothing new. But a wider range of options for waging information warfare means it’s now more difficult to avoid. […]

This chart shows how much Ukraine and Russia export to the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Danny Richmond, Community Lead, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Geneva & James Forsyth, Community Lead South Asia/ASEAN and Member Relations, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Some countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia […]

Financial services: European Commission adopts additional equivalence decisions for US exchanges

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a decision declaring that a number of United States exchanges supervised by the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) are equivalent to EU regulated markets. As a result, derivatives traded on these US exchanges will now be treated as […]

The 1973 energy crisis sparked the idea for the IEA. What have we learned since then?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Today’s energy crisis is far from the world’s first – an oil embargo in 1973 led to fuel rationing and a global recession. That resulted in the creation of the International Energy […]

Stand Up For Ukraine: private sector can now donate in-kind support via new system

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As part of the ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ campaign, the European Commission has created a new system to channel in-kind donations from the private sector to Ukraine, Moldova and neighbouring EU Member States, to help cater for the needs of internally displaced and refugees. […]

How the Ukraine war is driving up food and energy prices for the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum The war in Ukraine is having a big impact on food and energy prices worldwide. Two experts explain why, and suggest what might be the longer-term implications. Subscribe to the podcast: […]

Ukraine: EU support to help Member States meet the needs of refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission outlines the actions being taken to support Member States in meeting the needs of those fleeing the war against Ukraine and its people. Since the unprovoked and unjustified Russian invasion, some 3.5 million people – mainly women and children – […]

4 innovative ways to reuse plastic waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content 175 nations have agreed to draw up the world’s first plastic pollution treaty. Organizations around the world are already working on innovative ways to tackle plastic pollution. This includes repurposing waste plastic […]

International public procurement instrument: New tool to support EU firms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU will have more leverage to push for the opening up of global procurement markets following an informal deal on the shape of the new tool on Monday evening. Parliament and Council negotiators agreed on setting up the international procurement instrument (IPI), which […]

European Parliament launches website in cooperation with Ukrainian Parliament

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. As a result of the cooperation with Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada in the field of democracy support, the new website shows how the EU has supported Ukraine since 2014. “The EU stands with Ukraine”: the website (in English and Ukrainian) set up by Parliament, provides […]

Civil society: Parliament calls for EU rules and strategy to counter threats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs adopted proposals to recognise the crucial role of civil society for democracy, calling for a Commission strategy and common rules across all member states. Following a plenary debate on Monday that took stock of the role of civil society in dealing with the […]

How women can play a pivotal role in a more sustainable future for Africa’s rural communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Annie Schultz, Policy and Advocacy Advisor, TreeAid, Lidya Valea, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator (Burkina Faso), Tree Aid & Nathalie Palogo, Gender and Social Inclusion Officer (Burkina Faso), Tree Aid Women are especially impacted by the climate crisis, but […]

International Women’s Day: 2 experts say flexibility for everyone would make workplaces more equal

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum As the world marks International Women’s Day, we asked two of the authors of the upcoming Global Gender Gap Report what they expect for gender equality in the workplace in 2022. […]

The EU refugee crisis: road to betterment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Pragya  Maharjan is a 4th year medical student studying in Bangladesh and is a member of BMSS. She 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 […]

Commission presents an updated in-depth review of Europe’s strategic dependencies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has published the second edition of in-depth analysis of Europe’s strategic dependencies. The report looks at five areas – rare earths and magnesium, chemicals, solar panels, cybersecurity and IT software – where Europe faces strategic dependencies on third countries. The aim […]

3 ways to revolutionize workplace learning in the post-COVID economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelly Palmer, Chief Learning & Talent Officer, Degreed Half of all employees worldwide will need to be reskilled by 2025 and that’s not including those out of employment. Organizations should join the learning and development revolution in order […]

What is inflation, and should we worry? An economist explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Inflation was low for decades in much of the developed world before COVID. A surge in demand, some problems of supply and soaring energy costs have caused a big jump in […]

How cancer affects disadvantaged groups in the US

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 The risk of dying from cancer in the US has fallen, but there is a disparity in health outcomes. This is caused by socioeconomic disadvantage and persistent structural racism, the American Cancer […]

5 principles for partnering with communities on forest restoration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kahea Pacheco, Co-Director, Women’s Earth Alliance, Gill Einhorn, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum and Ian Gunderson, Project Specialist, 1t.org, World Economic Forum Indigenous peoples and local communities must be central to developing equitable benefit-sharing systems for forest stewardship […]

Has the world turned its back on malaria?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lutz Hegemann, Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Global Health, Novartis International AG The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2021 World Malaria Report states 14 million new cases of malaria from 2019 to 2020. Approximately 93% of those deaths […]

Will the Doctor Win Over Artificial Intelligence?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Natasha Sharma, a 4th Year medical student from Gauhati Medical College, Assam, India. She 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 […]

Study suggests link between welfare payments and enhanced brain activity in babies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content A study of 1,000 babies looks at the impact of child poverty. New mothers were given a monthly payment of $333 or just $20. Scans showed babies from the higher-paid group had […]

What’s the price of a green economy? An extra $3.5 trillion a year

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 Getting to net zero by 2050 will cost an extra $3.5 trillion a year, according to a new study by McKinsey. We’ll need a fundamental transformation of the global economy to go […]

Rethinking global supply chains for the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joisa Saraiva, Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas & David G. Victor, Professor, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) We need to rethink global supply chains in order to support the energy transition. There are lessons from the development of […]

Stamping out cervical cancer is possible. This is the roadmap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Medeiros, Digital Member, Head of Health Policy & Patient Access, Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific & Alexa Trost, Senior Consultant, C&M International Cervical cancer is a global health concern with a direct impact on economies. Six hundred thousand […]

Omicron has had more than a mild impact on workforces

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The highly-infectious COVID-19 variant Omicron may be cresting, but its impact on the labour force has been severe. That’s triggered emergency measures and rule changes. It’s generally given vaccinated […]

EU should build a sanctions regime against disinformation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU’s lack of measures and sanctions make interference an attractive tactic for foreign actors, says the committee on foreign interference and disinformation. On Tuesday, MEPs finalised 18 months of inquiry by the Special Committee on Foreign Interference (INGE) and adopted its final recommendations. […]

COVID-19 – Are We Seeing The Beginning Of An End?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhammad Shahzeb is a second-year medical student from Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, Pakistan. 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 […]

Parliament updates the composition of its committees and subcommittees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs updated the number of members in Parliament’s 20 committees and 3 sub-committees, and the political groups determined who will sit in each committee. Following a plenary vote on the proposal by Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (673 for, 17 against, 5 abstentions), […]