EU and Canada launch formal negotiations for association to Horizon Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, another milestone towards deeper science collaboration between the European Union and Canada has been achieved: the Commission and the Canadian Government are launching formal negotiations for Canada to join Horizon Europe. Association to Horizon Europe is the strongest form of collaboration offered by […]

The EU cultural sector is bouncing back from the pandemic. Here’s how

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, Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content When was the last time you went to a theatre, listened to live music or attended another type of cultural event IRL (in real life)? COVID-19 lockdowns […]

Drone Strategy 2.0: Creating a large-scale European drone market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Drone Strategy 2.0, adopted today by the Commission, sets out a vision for the further development of the European drone market. It builds on the EU’s safety framework for operating and setting the technical requirements of drones, which is the world’s most […]

InvestEU: European Commission and Council of Europe Development Bank sign agreement to mobilise €500 million in financing for social investments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) have signed an InvestEU guarantee agreement worth up to €159 million. This makes the CEB an InvestEU implementing partner and will mobilise around €500 million in additional loans for social projects. It represents […]

Violence Against Women: The European Union establishes an EU-wide helpline number and calls to end violence against women worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice President, Josep Borrell issued the following statement: “Violence against women happens in every country. The facts are shocking – in the EU and […]

Violence Against Women: The European Union establishes an EU-wide helpline number and calls to end violence against women worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice President, Josep Borrell issued the following statement: “Violence against women happens in every country. The facts are shocking – in the EU and […]

LIFE Programme: €380 million for 168 new green projects all around Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has approved more than €380 million of funding for 168 new projects across Europe under the LIFE Programme for the environment and climate action. At the heart of the European Green Deal, LIFE projects can help the EU become climate-neutral by 2050 and reach climate, energy and environmental goals. They support biodiversity, nature restoration and a circular economy while contributing to the clean energy transition across the […]

Read-out of the meeting of NATO and G7 Leaders on the margins of the G20 Summit in Bali

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, the European Council, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States met on the margins of the G20 Summit in Bali and released the following statement: We condemn the barbaric […]

What is the G20?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Is a “tripledemic” on the way this winter? Some scientists think so, as an early uptick in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) virus cases in the US and Canada emerges alongside transmission of COVID-19 […]

G20: €210 million in food assistance for most vulnerable worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali, the Commission is stepping up support to help those most affected by the devastating effects of rising food insecurity globally. A new humanitarian aid package of €210 million will be provided in 15 countries to meet their […]

Fit for 55: Deal on carbon sinks goal will increase EU 2030 climate target

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and EU countries agreed to increase the EU carbon sinks target for the land use and forestry sector, which increases the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target to 57%. On Thursday night, Parliament and Council negotiators reached a provisional agreement on the third […]

MEPs to push for ambitious outcome at COP27 in Egypt

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A European Parliament delegation arrives in Egypt today to participate in the COP27, where they will meet with key parties to the negotiations. An official delegation from the European Parliament are in Egypt this week to participate in the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, […]

European Green Deal: EU agrees to increase carbon removals through land use, forestry and agriculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the provisional deal on the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) regulation reached late last night with the European Parliament and Council to increase the EU’s target for net carbon removals by natural sinks to 310 million tonnes […]

Cyber Defence: EU boosts action against cyber threats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the High Representative put forward a Joint Communication on an EU Cyber Defence policy and an Action Plan on Military Mobility 2.0 to address the deteriorating security environment following Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and to boost the EU’s capacity to […]

Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition in the markets for the distribution of console and personal […]

COP27: European Union concludes a strategic partnership with Namibia on sustainable raw materials and renewable hydrogen

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of Namibia Hage Geingob signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a strategic partnership between the EU and Namibia at the COP27 in Egypt. The partnership aims to ensure the development of a secure and sustainable […]

COP27: European Union concludes a strategic partnership with Kazakhstan on raw materials, batteries and renewable hydrogen

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, attending the COP27 in Egypt, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Alikhan Smailov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a partnership between the EU and Kazakhstan. The agreement aims to ensure the development of a secure and sustainable […]

Bend It Like Scholz: Can Germany show the way to heal the EU-China relations?

That the EU-China relations have been facing challenges is not news. Lately we have been witnessing a change of course in the EU’s stance towards its biggest trade partner. Just a couple of years ago the EU started this turmoil by calling China “systemic rival” while the European Parliament froze the Comprehensive Investment Agreement (CAI). […]

Europe is bolstering energy sector resilience. But cyber risk remains a major vulnerability

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, Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Russia’s war in Ukraine has created one of the most significant energy crises in Europe in recent memory. […]

The Atlantic, Kattegat and Skagerrak: Commission proposes 2023 fishing opportunities with catch limits’ increases for largest stocks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published its proposal for catch limits for fish stocks in the EU waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Kattegat and Skagerrak for 2023, including for deep-sea stock for 2023 and 2024. The proposal concerns 17 total allowable catches (TACs) for the fisheries […]

Electric vehicles: The 3 main factors holding back sales

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 They are quiet, comparatively inexpensive to run and gentle on the environment. So why don’t more people drive electric vehicles (EV)? These emissions-free vehicles are seen as the future of transport, yet despite […]

3 ways to protect your organization from identity-based cyber attacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Nelson, Director, Risk Intelligence, Constella Intelligence, Alejandro Romero, Chief Operations Officer, Constella Intelligence The pandemic has accelerated progress towards remote working and digitization. With so much more personal information now online, companies, institutions, infrastructure, and even democracies […]

EU Recovery: secure and green energy for households and enterprises

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP committees adopted the inclusion of RePowerEU measures in national recovery plans to foster independence from Russian fossil fuels and accelerate green transition According to the text adopted by the Budgets and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees, EU countries that submit an amended recovery […]

The Commission publishes guidelines to help teachers address misconceptions about Artificial Intelligence and promote its ethical use

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published Ethical Guidelines on the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data in teaching and learning for teachers. The Guidelines address how AI is used in schools, to support teachers and students in their teaching and learning, and to support administrative […]

A third of children have adult social media accounts, UK regulator finds: How can we improve child safety online?

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 “How old is your child online?” It’s a question asked of parents by the UK communications regulator Ofcom as it highlights the potential risks to children with adult social media profiles. A […]

Ukraine: International Expert Conference hosted by the Commission and G7 Presidency reaffirms unwavering commitment to support Ukraine’s recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Tomorrow, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in his given capacity as German Presidency of the G7, will co-host the International Expert Conference on the Recovery, Reconstruction and Modernisation of Ukraine in Berlin. This conference is another important step in the series […]

Ways to Prevent Suicide: the Role of Governments & Youths

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tala Nasser, a medical student at Saint Joseph University, Lebanon. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Beyond supply and demand: Addressing the multidimensional workforce gaps in cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Mamello Thinyane, Senior Research Adviser, United Nations University Institute in Macau, Debora Christine, Project Manager for Data Policy and Governance, Tifa Foundation, Keith Detros, Programme Lead, Tech For Good Institute The global cybersecurity workforce gap – the […]

True success at COP27 means addressing climate justice — here’s how to do it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anurit Kanti, Global Shaper, Gurugram Hub, World Economic Forum This year’s Conference of the Parties (COP), in Egypt, will be pivotal. Last year, in Glasgow, countries committed to more climate financing and raised their goals, but fell short […]

What happens when the internet shuts down? 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum There’s been a recent wave of demonstrations across Iran with pictures and videos of the unrest flooding the internet, alongside calls for reform. Yet protesters quickly realized that communications were being […]

Enhancing cybersecurity and protection of EU infrastructure is vital, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a plenary debate with Commission Vice-President Schinas, MEPs demanded more EU ambition in cybersecurity and in protecting critical infrastructure. They argued that the recent Nord Stream incident has revealed the fragility of the EU’s infrastructure, and emphasised the danger of cyberattacks, pointing to […]

Commission disburses further €2 billion in exceptional macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today disbursed a first instalment of €2 billion under the €5 billion exceptional macro-financial assistance (MFA) operation for Ukraine. This is part of an MFA package of up to €9 billion, announced in the Commission’s 18 May Communication on Ukraine Relief […]

How Web3 internet design could lead to a more sustainable world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eyal Ben Dror, Documentary Photographer, Minting a Glacier NFT On May 15, 2015, controversial artist Richard Prince exhibited screenshots of random people’s Instagram posts as sizeable fine art prints, selling each at the sum of $100,000 at the […]