Autumn 2021 Economic Forecast: From recovery to expansion, amid headwinds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU economy is rebounding from the pandemic recession faster than expected. As vaccination campaigns progressed and restrictions started to be lifted, growth resumed in spring and continued unabated through summer, underpinned by the re-opening of the economy. Despite mounting headwinds, the EU economy […]

An U.S.-EU Agenda for Beating the Global Pandemic: Vaccinating the World, Saving Lives Now, and Building Back Better Health Security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Vaccination is the most effective response to the COVID pandemic. The United States and the EU are technological leaders in advanced vaccine platforms, given decades of investments in research and development. It is vital that we aggressively pursue an agenda to vaccinate the world. […]

What are underwater farms? And how do they work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Industrialized farming was once seen as a solution for a rapidly-growing global population, but it is taking its toll on the environment. The UN estimates that the world could easily be fed if […]

Russia: Summoning of the Russian Ambassador to the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Secretary-General of the European Commission, Ilze Juhansone, and the Secretary-General of the External Action Service, Stefano Sannino, jointly summoned the Ambassador of Russian Federation to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov, on Monday to condemn the decision of the Russian authorities from last Friday […]

Antitrust: Commission publishes report on the impact of the Interchange Fees Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published a report on the impact of the Interchange Fees Regulation (“IFR”) for card-based payment transactions. In line with the requirements on the IFR itself, it has been sent to the European Parliament and the Council. The report concludes that […]

Sustainable Finance: Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation – a key piece of legislation that will contribute to the European Green Deal by boosting private sector investment in green and sustainable projects. It will help create […]

COVID-19: lessons from Italy on public-private healthcare procurement

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Veronica Vecchi, Associate Professor of Practice, SDA Bocconi School of Management & Niccolò Cusumano, Associate Professor of Practice, SDA Bocconi School of Management The pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the shortcomings of public-private healthcare procurement systems. This […]