This tiny new grain could save the planet

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 There’s a new food we are all likely to hear a lot more about in the future. Developed from wheatgrass, ‘Kernza’ is being hailed as a weapon against climate change that could […]

It’s not just the protests. Here’s how young people are helping the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Project Specialist, Social Engagement, World Economic Forum According to the latest World Economic Forum Global Shapers Annual Survey, which covers more than 30,000 individuals under the age of 30 from 186 countries, climate change and the destruction […]

‘InvestEU’ programme: big boost for jobs, growth and investment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs have approved a provisional and partial deal with EU ministers on a new EU programme to support investment and access to finance during 2021-2027.   Aiming to generate almost €700 billion in investments, the ‘InvestEU’ initiative replaces the current European Fund for Strategic […]

New seat projections for the next European Parliament EU28

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament released today the fourth and final set of seat projections, based on a cross-section of national polls, on the composition of the next (9th) European Parliament (751 seats).   The European Parliament has published a new set of projections on how the next […]

EU, Latin America and the Caribbean: Partnering for prosperity, democracy, resilience and global governance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is strengthening its political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing it on four priorities – prosperity, democracy, resilience and effective global governance – for common future. The vision for a stronger and modernised bi-regional partnership focused on trade, […]

The world is facing a $15 trillion infrastructure gap by 2040. Here’s how to bridge it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anita George, Senior Director of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank & Rashad-Rudolf Kaldany, Partner; Chief Investment Officer, BlueOrange Capital The leaders of the international community will gather in Washington DC this week to assess the state […]

India is failing 175 million of its young people. Here’s the solution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dipankar Trehan, Growth and Creative Lead, Mindler Education Pvt Ltd India’s great demographic dividend should hold enormous promise. There are 650 million Indians under the age of 25, and 845 million under 35, and the country’s workforce is expected […]

These countries have the most powerful passports

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Travel broadens the mind, according to the oft-quoted idiom. But how far and how frequently you travel depends on a combination of factors. The opportunity to travel can be something of a luxury, […]

Fairer and clearer rules on social benefits for EU mobile workers agreed

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New rules aim to ensure access to social security for EU workers who have moved to a different EU country, while fairly distributing obligations among member states. An agreement on modernised rules to coordinate national social security systems was reached by Employment Committee negotiators […]

MWC19 Wrap Up, in association with The European Sting, GSMA’s Brussels Media Partner for the 6th Consecutive Year

Endorsed content Annual Mobile Event Attracted Over 7,900 CEOs; Attendees from Across the World Convene in Barcelona to Shape the Future of Mobile; 5G Front and Centre Stage Barcelona: The GSMA today reported that more than 109,000* visitors from 198 countries and territories attended MWC19 Barcelona, the mobile industry’s premier event. More than 55 per […]

Supercomputing could solve the world’s problems, and create many more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Georgia Frances King, Ideas Editor, Quartz Supercomputers have the potential to turn us into superhumans. Our potential and power increase in lockstep with to the tools we have to serve us. The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on […]

Promoting Health in the Brazilian Amazon: one nation but many cultures

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Clarissa Garcia Custodio, a 2th year medical student at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. She are 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 writer and do not […]

These countries have some of the highest voter turnout in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content The US midterm elections typically have a much lower voter turnout than presidential elections. But this year, early voting exceeded that of many previous midterms, breaking records in multiple states. An estimated 40 million […]

How transparency can help the global economy to grow

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Alex Konanykhin, CEO, TransparentBusiness Countries around the world spend an estimated $9.4 trillion a year on procurement – 15% of global GDP. Indeed, UN figures estimate that public procurement can account for 15-30% of GDP for many countries. […]

Trump rejects Europe’s offer for zero car tariffs; he had personally tabled that idea in July

The US-Mexico trade agreement, with or without Canada on board, targets Europe aggressively. For one thing, it will make life difficult for the German car companies which produce in Mexican assembly lines and sell in the US. Last Thursday, the European Sting reported the hidden sides of the US-Mexico trade deal in an article entitled, […]

Mobile 360 Series – Russia & CIS: Empowering the Digital Economy

Sponsored content As one of the world’s largest mobile markets, the launch of GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Russia & CIS has arrived at a critical time for the digital development of the Russia & CIS region. The pervasive nature of mobile continues to create new opportunities for extending the benefits of digital around other […]

Vegans in France are using extreme tactics to stop people eating meat

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer When you think of a vegan, the first image that pops into your head might not be one of an activist daubing fake blood on a French charcuterie shop. But butchers in France say militant […]

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high – UN

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan hit a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month’s unprecedented ceasefire between the Afghan Government and the Taliban, the United Nations reported on Sunday. According to the latest figures released on Sunday […]

UK: Crawley group wins European Citizens’ Prize

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This year the winner is Refugees Welcome – Crawley, who received the award at Europe House London on Monday 25 June 2018. Refugees Welcome – Crawley has been recently set up in conjunction with Citizens UK as part of their resettlement campaign. The group […]

Summer 2018 Interim Economic Forecast: Resilient Growth amid increased uncertainty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and 2019, at 2.1% this year and 2% next year in both the EU and the euro area. However, after five consecutive quarters of vigorous expansion, the economic momentum moderated in the first half of 2018 […]

European Parliament and Eurovision sign partnership for European Elections

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The deal also includes the organisation of a debate between the lead candidates to become President of the European Commission. The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Parliament and the EBU establishes a partnership for cooperation on media coverage of the campaign for the […]

4 ways blockchain will transform the mining and metals industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Weiland, CEO, Minerac The mining and metals industry is a critical component of the global economy. However, many operational and commercial practices remain inefficient and antiquated, leading to critical data omissions, security vulnerabilities and even corruption. Blockchain […]

5 facts about global military spending

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ariel Kastner, Lead, Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum Since its founding in 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has convened members at important moments to reinforce partnership and address critical issues. The next gathering of heads of […]

Data exchanges: Strengthening Europol cooperation with non-EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs stress need for personal data safeguards ahead of talks with eight non-EU countries to strengthen cooperation with Europol. The aim of strengthening cooperation is to prevent and combat terrorism and organized crime, and to better address migration-related challenges such as the facilitation of […]

India’s agro-food sector has made strong progress, but a new policy approach is needed to meet future challenges, says new report by OECD and ICRIER

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. India has made tremendous economic progress since the mid-1990s, raising GDP per capita by more than 5% per year, cutting the incidence of poverty in half, significantly decreasing undernourishment and transforming itself into a major agriculture exporter. For these past successes to continue into the future, […]

Parliament approves €500 million for schooling of refugee children in Turkey

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs said yes to continuing to pay the salaries of over 5,000 teachers, who so far have provided education to over 300,000 refugee children in Turkey. A draft amending budget was approved by Parliament on Wednesday to cover the first payment – €500 million, […]

Statement by the Brexit Steering Group on UK paper on EU citizens in the UK

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement by the Brexit Steering Group on the proposed “EU settlement scheme: Statement of Intent”, published on 21 June. Responding to the release of the UK’s policy paper “EU Settlement Scheme statement of intent” policy paper, which describes how EU citizens and their families […]

Rule of Law: Commission launches infringement procedure to protect the independence of the Polish Supreme Court

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has launched an infringement procedure by sending a Letter of Formal Notice to Poland regarding the Polish law on the Supreme Court. On 3 July, 27 out of 72 Supreme Court judges face the risk of being forced to retire […]

A Sting Exclusive: “EU’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan – Laying down the foundations for a Greener Financial System”, by European Commission’s Vice-President Dombrovskis

Mr Dombrovskis’ exclusive piece is another precious response to the United Nations Under-Secretary-General Erik Solheim’s cutting-edge article on renewable energy investment and Sustainable Finance, exclusively written for The Sting. European Commissioner Vella had initially replied to the Head of UN Environment with his own insightful article on Sustainable Finance. These world-shaping articles constitute the most consequential High Level dialogue in European media […]

France is bringing back national service

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content During his election campaign, the French President Emmanuel Macron promised to reintroduce national service – and he has just taken a major step to deliver on that vow. The President has outlined a two-part […]

Euronest: delivering reforms is the best way forward for EU’s Eastern Partners

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. “Over the past seven years, this Parliamentary Assembly has dealt with many aspects of economic, political and cultural life. We meet to exchange views, learn from each other and to strengthen our freedom and sovereignty. It is very important that the decisions we make […]

EU Summit/Migration: Parliament calls for joint solutions based on solidarity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs urge EU leaders to work out a solution to the current impasse on migration and asylum and stress their readiness to start talks to reform existing rules. Ahead of a crucial European Council, during which EU leaders will discuss how to best deal […]

Second Facebook-Cambridge Analytica hearing: impact on privacy, voting and trust

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs discussed the consequences and impact of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data privacy breaches on Monday with experts and three Facebook representatives. At the second Facebook-Cambridge Analytica hearing MEPs assessed the scandal’s impact on privacy and data protection, electoral processes, consumer trust in digital platforms […]