Statement by the European Commission following the first meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union and the United Kingdom held their first Joint Committee meeting on the implementation and application of the Withdrawal Agreement, by means of teleconference. The Joint Committee is co-chaired by European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and the UK Chancellor of the […]

EU and 15 World Trade Organization members establish contingency appeal arrangement for trade disputes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and 15 other members of the WTO today decided on an arrangement that will allow them to bring appeals and solve trade disputes among them despite the current paralysis of the WTO Appellate Body. Given its strong and unwavering support for a […]

US now has most coronavirus cases in the world – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines and resources to help you arm yourself with the best information. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

OECD Secretary-General: coronavirus “war” demands joint action

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría called today for sweeping joint action by governments to defeat the health, economic, and social threats of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  In calling on governments to better coordinate their efforts, Gurría announced that the OECD would channel its efforts into immediate support […]

Can I still send mail in the time of coronavirus?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jordi Sales, Writer and editor • With postal services now ‘critical infrastructure’, most countries are now trying to ensure continued deliveries. • Most postal services are introducing special sanitary measures; France and Spain are among the countries scaling […]

How the US should react to the pandemic, according to Bill Gates

“Everybody should have taken notice back in January,” the Microsoft co-founder told TED founder Chris Anderson during a TED Connects event streamed online. “There’s the period between where we realized it was transmitting and now, where we should’ve done more.” What is the World Economic Forum doing about the coronavirus outbreak? A new strain of […]

EP stands up for democracy in Hungary during COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Civil Liberties Committee concerned about the expansion of “state of danger” measures and the proposed changes to Hungary’s criminal law  Commission should act to assess if the proposed measures comply with the EU’s founding values  All member states have a responsibility to respect and […]

India’s 1.3 billion residents start 21-day lockdown – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines and resources to help you arm yourself with the best information. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

From memes to mourning, how Europe is dealing with its darkest hour since World War II

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josephine Moulds, Freelance journalist Europe has more than 150,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Italy’s death toll now exceeds China’s. To get through the crisis, Europeans are finding ways to connect with one another, from rooftop exercises (with social […]

How women in developing countries can harness e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework, World Trade Organization • E-commerce has the potential to level the economic playing field for women in developing countries. • Government, the private sector, aid programmes and civil society need to […]

What happens after you recover from coronavirus? 5 questions answered

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jordi Sales, Writer and editor • Even with the current inflated mortality rates, most people will recover from coronavirus. • Studies differ on how long recovered patients will remain infectious. • There have been isolated cases of reinfection, […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): truth and myth on personal risk perception

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Paula Pacheco Rocha, a student of the sixth period of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas- PUC Campinas. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

St Patrick’s Day during a pandemic – how people celebrated this year

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Social distancing measures have led to many parties, parades and celebrations being cancelled. People have posted videos of their makeshift celebrations online to help bring people together, virtually. Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo […]

EU Cohesion Policy invests over €1.4 billion in green projects in 7 Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission has approved an investment package worth more than €1.4 billion of EU funds in 14 large infrastructure projects in 7 Member States, namely Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain. The projects cover several key areas such as environment, […]

Closure of borders: Civil Liberties Chair demands proportionality and coordination within the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement of the Civil Liberties Committee Chair, Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES) on the reintroduction of border controls at some Schengen internal borders due to coronavirus. “In the last days, several EU member states have reintroduced border controls at their internal borders within […]

CDC advises against gatherings of 50 or more – Today’s COVID-19 updates and analysis

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 As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines, resources and analysis. Virus hits key tipping point For the first time since the outbreak started, there […]

3 ways China is using drones to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junwei Yang, China Project Lead, Drones, World Economic Forum Beijing & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum In just a few months, Coronavirus has changed how we greet each other, how we work and […]

Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on State aid measures to address the economic impact of COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The outbreak of COVID-19 affects all of us and our goal today is to bring together all of Europe’s resources to tackle this unprecedented situation. It is both lives and livelihoods that are at stake. Businesses all over Europe – and in particular smaller […]

Commission moves to ensure supply of personal protective equipment in the European Union

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In its continuing efforts to protect citizens and to coordinate the response to COVID-19, the Commission has taken immediate steps to protect the availability of supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), by requiring that exports of such equipment outside of the European Union are […]

Spain locks down, Denmark shuts borders – today’s COVID-19 updates and expert analysis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines, resources and stories to help you arm yourself with the best information. US travel ban extended to the UK and Ireland The United States […]

Empty stadiums and online streaming: how coronavirus is affecting the media industry

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Stefan Hall, Project and Engagement Lead, Information and Entertainment System Initiative, World Economic Forum The global economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are already taking shape, as markets tumble and countries take emergency actions to respond. As […]

3 hard-won lessons from a decade of negative cleantech returns

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shai Kivity, Global Shaper, Boston Hub, After a long period of failed investments, VC funds are once again flowing into the cleantech sector. There are valuable lessons to take from the past decade of poor perfomance. Here are […]

The Red Cross’s health chief explains how business must respond to coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content A continuity plan is vital for your business to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The plan should assess and adopt best practices to slow the disease’s spread. Companies need to be prepared to […]

This chart shows the total number of COVID-19 cases and recoveries so far

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niall McCarthy, Data Journalist, Statista Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China there have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases. Infections in China are finally starting to slow down. When looking at the number of […]

This app lets you order leftovers to help fight food waste

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 One-third of all food is lost or wasted. The Too Good To Go app wants to help solve the problem by finding a home for food that might have gone to waste. […]

Making Europe’s businesses future-ready: A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents a new Strategy to help Europe’s industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The Strategy aims to drive Europe’s competitiveness and its strategic autonomy at a time of moving geopolitical plates and increasing global competition. The […]

To prevent coronavirus don’t touch your face – but how can you avoid it?

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 Stop touching your face to reduce your chances of catching coronavirus, experts say. Tactics include wearing woolly gloves and an app that sounds a warning if your hand moves to your face. […]

Making Europe’s businesses future-ready: A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents a new Strategy to help Europe’s industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The Strategy aims to drive Europe’s competitiveness and its strategic autonomy at a time of moving geopolitical plates and increasing global competition. The […]

5 ways urban transport could step up a gear for women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lieke Ypma, Innovation strategist & Frieda Bellmann, Strategic designer & Diana Polack, City designer, City of Berlin Women’s mobility is more multi-modal and intermodal than men’s. • Understanding these patterns can lead to new ideas and new markets. […]

VP McGuinness on women’s rights: “Not an option, but a duty”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP Vice-President Mairead McGuinness opened Tuesday’s session with a debate on women’s rights and the EU’s continued push for gender equality. Two days after International Women’s Day (8 March), EP Vice-President McGuinness opened the plenary session conveying Parliament’s support to all women facing the […]

How tech can lead reskilling in the age of automation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines Manufacturing as we know it isn’t quite dead – but it will be soon. We’re at the cusp of a major transformation where the classic factory worker’s tasks will soon be digitized and […]

Latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) briefing from the World Health Organisation – key takeaways

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. World Health Organisation holds daily media briefing to update public on the outbreak. This one streamed live at 4.30 CET on Friday 6 March. Global number of infections verging on 100,000 confirmed cases and 3380 deaths. WHO risk […]

Facts, not fear, will stop COVID-19 – so how should we talk about it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum “Words matter”: World Health Organization issues guidelines to media. Stick to the facts, don’t spread rumours, and avoid stigmatizing patients. Poor information could help disease spread; good info could help halt it. […]