European Health Union: Political agreement on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council today on the Serious Cross-Border Threats to Health Regulation. The new rules are providing the EU with a comprehensive legal framework to govern joint action on preparedness, surveillance, risk assessment, […]

Why technology without regulation won’t save the forest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefanie M. Falconi, WEF Fellow to Global Future Council, Senior Researcher at Igarape Institute Emerging technologies – powered by computing advances and data – are reinventing agriculture and delivering improved productivity. However, technology is not the only obstacle […]

Cryptocurrency regulation: where are we now, and where are we going?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathryn White, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum, Arushi Goel, Specialist, Data Policy and Blockchain, World Economic Forum, C4IR India, Sandra Waliczek, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum The total market cap […]

Effective crypto regulation takes time and caution. Here’s why

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Marcela Trocha, a second year medical student at Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) in Poland. 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 writer and do not […]

Political agreement on the Aarhus Regulation: Commission welcomes increased public scrutiny of EU acts related to the environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached yesterday between the European Parliament and the EU Member States in the Council on amending the Aarhus Regulation that will allow for increased public scrutiny of EU acts affecting the environment. The Commission had proposed the […]

Antitrust: Commission publishes findings of evaluation on the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published today the Evaluation Report and Staff Working Document summarising the findings of its evaluation of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation. The aim of the evaluation was to gather evidence on the functioning of the rules applicable to vertical […]

What to know about the EU’s facial recognition regulation – and how to comply

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sébastien Louradour, Fellow, Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) is a central concern of the European Commission’s proposed AI regulation. To successfully comply, tech providers will need to build tailored approaches to […]

Commission proposes new Regulation to ensure EU travellers continue to benefit from free roaming

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To ensure that citizens can continue to enjoy roaming without additional charges when travelling in the EU, the Commission proposed today a new Roaming Regulation. At a time when non-essential travel is discouraged, this is an important action in preparing a brighter future. The […]

Cancer research put at risk by General Data Protection Regulation? The possible dangers of a data privacy EU mania

One of the most important debate topics of the last months in the EU has been data privacy and data protection regulation. Whether it was for a major trade agreement proposal or for the biggest search engine of the world, it makes no difference since all data privacy stakeholders have been always kept busy. Having remained basically static for […]

Stricter rules and tougher sanctions for market manipulation and financial fraud

The plenary session of the European Parliament followed yesterday a motion of the Economic and monetary affairs Committee and adopted in ‘the first reading’ the text of a draft Regulation providing for tougher sanctions for financial markets manipulation. This is an ordinary legislative procedure repealing Directive 2003/6/EC. According to a Parliament Press release issued afterwards […]