Energy prices: Commission proposes emergency market intervention to reduce bills for Europeans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is proposing an emergency intervention in Europe’s energy markets to tackle recent dramatic price rises. The EU is confronted with the effects of a severe mismatch between energy demand and supply, due largely to the continued weaponisation by Russia of its energy […]

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 […]

Eurobarometer: Europeans set defence and energy autonomy as key priorities for 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission announces €50 million to support vulnerable refugees and their host communities in Turkey. This humanitarian aid will go to specialised healthcare services and help address protection issues including legal counselling, psychosocial support, as well as access to civil documentation. This […]

Future of Europe: Europeans see climate change as top challenge for the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament and Commission are today releasing a joint Special Eurobarometer on the Future of Europe.   – Nine out of 10 young Europeans agree that tackling climate change can help improve their own health and well-being (91% of 15–24-year-old) while 87% of […]

Eurobarometer: Europeans show support for digital principles

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. According to a special Eurobarometer survey conducted in September and October 2021, an overwhelming majority of EU citizens think that the Internet and digital tools will play an important role in the future. Moreover, a large majority finds it useful for the European Union […]

Europeans strongly support science and technology according to new Eurobarometer survey

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A new Eurobarometer survey on ‘European citizens’ knowledge and attitudes towards science and technology’ released today shows that 9 in 10 EU citizens (86%) think that the overall influence of science and technology is positive. They expect a range of technologies currently under development to […]

Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans consider climate change to be the most serious problem facing the world

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A new Eurobarometer survey published today shows that European citizens believe climate change is the single most serious problem facing the world. More than nine out of ten people surveyed consider climate change to be a serious problem (93%), with almost eight out of […]

European Ombudsman: new rules to protect Europeans from maladministration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament has adopted, with the Council’s consent and the Commission’s positive opinion, improved rules governing the Ombudsman’s duties. The new regulation, adopted by the European Parliament with 623 votes in favour, 9 against, and 61 abstentions, establishes a renewed mandate for the […]

Commission proposes a trusted and secure Digital Identity for all Europeans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission today proposed a framework for a European Digital Identity which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses in the EU. Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their European Digital Identity wallets with […]

EU-wide survey shows Europeans support the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament and the European Commission are today releasing the first-ever Eurobarometer survey conducted jointly for the two institutions. The Special Eurobarometer survey on the Future of Europe was carried out between 22 October and 20 November 2020 in the 27 EU Member […]

Erasmus+ and its predecessors: a life-changing experience for 10 million young Europeans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 2018 annual report on Erasmus+, published today,  shows that over the last three decades, more than 10 million people have participated in what  turned out to be a life-changing experience for many of them. Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis […]

Europeans show record support for the euro

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. More than three in four citizens think that the single currency is good for the European Union, according to the latest Eurobarometer results. This is the highest support since surveys began in 2002.  According to the results of the latest Eurobarometer survey on the […]

The US starts an intense currency war to protect its global standing

One month ago this newspaper’s title was: “Trump after marginalizing G20 attacks Europe and China where it hurts, brandishes currency war”. Since then, the American President intensified his attacks on money parities, mainly against China. At the same time, he continues pressing the American central bank, the Fed, for not taking tough measures to actually […]

Spring 2019 Standard Eurobarometer: Europeans upbeat about the state of the European Union – best results in 5 years

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A new Eurobarometer survey released today shows a strong increase in citizens’ positive perception of the European Union across the board – from the economy to the state of democracy. These are the best results since the June 2014 Eurobarometer survey conducted before the […]

Digital Single Market: Survey shows Europeans are well aware of rules against unjustified geo-blocking

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Seven months after new rules against unjustified geo-blocking began to apply, general consumer awareness of the new rules against restrictions for online shopping and cross-border sales is already high. A Eurobarometer survey published today shows that just a few months after the new rules on geo-blocking […]

EU-US ties to break over Iran; Democrats’ electoral win may not change it

After last Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States, the Republicans of President Donald Trump lost the House of Representatives to the Democratic Party. The vote was turned out into a referendum for the Trump administration, and the GOP lost the full control of the two chamber Congress. From now on, the White House will […]

America writes-off Iran, blocks Europe’s Tehran talks

While the European Union and more so Germany have being relentlessly working to save the nuclear non-proliferation deal with Iran, last Monday the new US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, shattered any opening for negotiations with Tehran. Until Pompeo dropped his bombshell, the EU was discussing a new pact with Iran, on the basis of […]

ECB to people: Not responsible if you lose money on Bitcoin, your governments are

Last Tuesday, 13 February Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank in the most solemn terms said regulating or even banning Bitcoin “it’s not the ECB’s responsibility to do that”. However, he didn’t refrain from eagerly pointing out the very risky and misty nature of the digital ‘monies’. So, when asked again if […]

IMF – World Bank meetings: US – Germany clash instituted, anti-globalization prospects visualized

This year’s annual meetings of the IMF – World Bank Group in Washington D.C., which kicked off on Thursday 6 October, turned out to be an all out financial war of words between the United States and Germany. In the middle of it stands the battered Deutsche Bank. For a start, there was a confrontation […]

Charlie’s tragedy energized deeper feelings amongst Europeans; back to basics?

With a superfluity of hypocrisy and a thirst for positive media exposure the European political leaders marched last Sunday in the streets of Paris, to tell the world ‘Je suis Charlie’. It’s most uncertain if anyone of them knew what the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ was before the atrocity in the premises of the journal. Bernard Holtrop, […]