Czech Presidency outlines priorities to EP committees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Ministers are outlining the priorities of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings. Czechia holds the Presidency of the Council until the end of 2022. A first series of hearings takes place from 11 […]

Ship collisions can kill whales – this technology is helping to stop them

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 Whales aren’t just the largest animals on Earth. They also play a vital role in the food chain and the species diversity in our ocean – and help to tackle climate change […]

ECB boss pledges to MEPs to fight inflation and restore confidence

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Central Bank President announced future interest hikes, while MEPs voiced concerns about rising energy and food prices, and mortgage rates. On Monday afternoon, during the third hearing this year with the European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, MEPs in the Economic and […]

Monkeypox: Commission purchases treatment courses to meet immediate needs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has secured over 10,000 treatment courses of tecovirimat to treat Monkeypox. This emergency procurement is funded by the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) and channelled via rescEU to treat patients in Member States with immediate needs. Tecovirimat is produced […]

These two start-ups are making farming more sustainable. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content As the global population rapidly approaches 8 billion, more pressure than ever is on the agriculture industry to increase production. With climate change also posing a growing threat to the planet, feeding […]

Gender equality by 2030? Those countries making most progress offer lessons on what to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kusum Kali Pal, Specialist, Centre for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2022 projected that, at the current rate of progress, it will take 132 years to reach […]

Who are the Blue Helmets? UN peacekeeping, explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum In 1988, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to an unusual recipient: a military force. Yet the decision to honour the United Nations peacekeeping forces was in line with […]

This Indigenous principle could transform how we invest in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gill Einhorn, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum, David Sangokoya, Head, Civil Society Impact, World Economic Forum, Professor Deen Sanders OAM, Integrity Lead and Indigenous Leader, Deloitte, Guy Williams, Asia Pacific and Global Nature Lead, Deloitte, Alice Bell, Integrity […]

Innovation in mobility payments is keeping people moving while protecting the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hannah Keyes, Fellow, Global New Mobility Coalition, World Economic Forum, Jamie Wylie, Project Lead, Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum A summer of extreme heat incidents, skyrocketing inflation rates and devastating energy and fuel costs have put significant strain […]

Celebrating 35 years of the Erasmus programme

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To mark the 35th anniversary of the emblematic Erasmus+ programme, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will meet 35 current and former Erasmus+ participants as well as representatives of the founding team of the programme, on Tuesday, 20 September 2022. The event will […]

EIB Group starts disbursements from €1.59 bn EIB Ukraine Solidarity Urgent Response package

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Yesterday, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU bank, disbursed the first tranches of the €1.59 billion package of the Ukraine Solidarity Urgent Response, supported by an EU guarantee. The disbursed financing of €500 million will help the Ukrainian government cover priority short-term financing […]

These 4 crops hold the potential to help restore African landscapes and livelihoods

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Farmers in the Sahel are growing four crops which researchers say have the potential to transform lives in the troubled African region and help tackle the climate crisis. The crops are cultivated […]

4 Turkish unicorns on how to support digital transformation and the start-up ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sertaç Yerlikaya, Advisor to the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey, Vandana Menon, Lead, Government Affairs, Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum, Geneva The 2020s mark an important period for Turkey with its […]

The need for access to safe and legal abortion

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. George Mathew, a fourth-year medical student at Medical University – Pleven. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Most people get their news online – but many are switching off altogether. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content New figures from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat confirm that the consumption of news online is continuing to grow. The data from 2021 shows that 72% of internet users aged 16-74 […]

Vegetables are changing shape because of the climate crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content This year’s record-breaking heatwaves and droughts have had many consequences. Making fruit and vegetables smaller and wonkier is one that many would not have expected, but farmers say that is what is […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina joins EU Civil Protection Mechanism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today Bosnia and Herzegovina becomes a full member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – the European solidarity framework that helps countries overwhelmed by a disaster. It comes as Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, is in Sarajevo to officially sign an agreement on […]

Health Union: HERA secures additional vaccine doses in the fight against the monkeypox outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, HERA, the Commission’s Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, has secured an additional 170,920 doses of Bavarian Nordic’s 3rd generation vaccine to respond to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak and to meet the more immediate needs. This brings the total number of doses directly purchased by […]

What is quiet quitting?

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 Quiet quitting is taking over TikTok, and the video-sharing app is ablaze with the term. It’s throwing new light on the world of work for young professionals and has opened up a […]

Commission helps resume trade in European pork and poultry to the Republic of Korea

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As a result of intense high-level engagement between the European Commission and the Republic of Korea, EU countries can, as of today, export pork and poultry to the Republic of Korea more easily. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic […]

How can ‘zero trust’ help secure the operational technology environment?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Akshay Joshi, Head of Industry and Partnerships, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum, Mansur Abilkasimov, VP Cybersecurity Governance & Strategy Deputy CISO, Schneider Electric Recent developments and changes in cyberspace such as the rise in cyber threats, the […]

Devastating floods hit Pakistan – and other environment 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: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content This weekly round-up brings you key environment stories from the past seven days. Top stories: Devastating floods hit Pakistan; Europe facing worst drought in 500 years; US government to spend more than […]

Here’s how the food industry can decarbonize

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Food and farming may be responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to climate scientists. A leading supermarket chain says it can produce carbon-neutral eggs by feeding hens insects […]

Commission proposes fishing opportunities for 2023 in the Baltic Sea in an effort to recover species

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities for 2023 for the Baltic Sea. Based on this proposal, EU countries will determine the maximum quantities of the most important commercial fish species that can be caught in the sea basin. The Commission proposes […]

How long can Europeans expect to work for? 5 economic stories to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Crowfoot, Senior Digital Marketing Apprentice, Formative Content This weekly round-up brings you key economic stories from the past seven days. Top stories: European retirement ages; Return to cash; Gig economy gender pay gap; Interest rates reducing house […]

Brazil’s biggest favela has been mapped using 3D laser scanning. It’s important not just for technology, but also for human rights

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 Favelas 4D – a project from MIT’s Senseable City Lab – has created a 3D model of Brazil’s biggest favela, Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro. Traditional technology such as satellite mapping cannot […]

State aid: Commission approves modifications to Polish scheme, including €5.1 billion budget increase, to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved modifications, including a budget increase of €5.1 billion (PLN 24.5 billion), to an existing Polish scheme to support companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The amendments were approved under the Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted […]

Men make 48% more than women in the gig economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content The gender pay gap is far worse for women who freelance than for those in full-time employment, a US study shows. Men working in the gig economy charge an average of 48% […]

EU Cohesion Policy: €76 million for a just climate transition in Austria

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted the Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTP) for Austria together with the first funding under the Just Transition Fund (JTF) worth €76 million. Austria will receive in total €136 million (in current prices) under the JTF to help make sure that the transition to climate neutrality does not leave anyone behind in the Austrian local […]

Four ways retail investors can take control of their financial future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Meagan Andrews, Community Curator, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum, Sofia Eckrich, Project Fellow, Future of Capital Markets, World Economic Forum Global financial markets are experiencing a period of volatility, but that does not mean people should stop investing […]

If the Pelosis of this world don’t chill asap, a war between China and the US could make Ukraine look like peekaboo

So, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, had planned her summer break in the Indo-Pacific by stopping by traditional American friends and bases in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. The US press release hadn’t mentioned any other stops, which really made sense as those are the countries in the region that watch “Friends” […]

The UK plans to launch the world’s biggest drone superhighway. Could it really create 650,000 jobs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content The UK says its new 265 kilometre drone superhighway will be the world’s biggest. Strict regulations will be put in place to ensure safety and avoid collisions with conventional aircraft. Research suggests […]

How hot is Earth today compared to when you were born? 5 climate change stories to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Crowfoot, Senior Digital Marketing Apprentice, Formative Content This weekly roundup brings you some key climate change stories from the past seven days. Top stories this week: Earth’s warming, visualized; Aviation turns to hydrogen for sustainability; Heatwaves across […]