Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the natural gas sector in Germany

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 29 March 2022, the European Commission carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of several companies in Germany active in the supply, transmission and storage of natural gas. The Commission has concerns that the inspected companies may have violated EU competition rules that […]

Proactive Integration of Refugees & Migrants

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Reem Mansour, a seventh year medical student at the University of Balamand in 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 writer and do not necessarily […]

European response towards the refugee and migrant crisis: how can we all make 2022 a year of action and respect to human rights?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Oti Victor Nkemsinachi, a 3rd year student of Sumy state University, Ukraine. He 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 necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

These 9 diverse innovations are paving the way for climate justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Huber, Community Success Specialist, UpLink, World Economic Forum Climate change has disproportionate impacts on disadvantaged communities. The Climate Justice Challenge on UpLink sourced innovative ideas from communities most affected by climate disasters. The selected 9 UpLink Top […]

Study suggests link between welfare payments and enhanced brain activity in babies

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 A study of 1,000 babies looks at the impact of child poverty. New mothers were given a monthly payment of $333 or just $20. Scans showed babies from the higher-paid group had […]

Food safety: EU and US resume trade of bivalve molluscs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As from the end of this month, trade of molluscan shellfish – such as mussels, clams, oysters and scallops – will resume between the EU and the US. Two EU Member States (Spain and the Netherlands) will be allowed to export molluscan shellfish to […]

Coronavirus: Commission proposes to extend the EU Digital COVID Certificate by one year

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission is proposing to extend the EU Digital COVID Certificate by a year, until 30 June 2023. The COVID-19 virus continues to be prevalent in Europe and at this stage it is not possible to determine the impact of a possible […]

Future of Europe: Conference Plenary discusses Citizens’ Panels’ recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Plenary will take stock of the 90 recommendations by the Panels on ‘European democracy / Values and rights, rule of law, security’ and ‘Climate change, environment / Health’, and of related recommendations from National Citizens’ Panels. In the two European Citizens’ Panels that […]

How investing in social impact networks can spur innovation and change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana Dajani, Founder, We Love Reading, Jordan & Hashemite University, Jordan, and President of the Society for Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab world & Maria Gallo, Visiting Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin & Ján Michalko, […]

Commission presents guide for a fair transition towards climate neutrality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission issues policy guidance for a fair and inclusive transition towards climate neutrality to complement the package on delivering the Green Deal presented in July. The proposed Council Recommendation sets out specific guidance to help Member States devise and implement policy packages […]

3 lessons for financing forest conservation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School There is a shortfall in the annual expenditure required to preserve the planet’s biodiversity. Without private investment dollars, this deficit is likely to persist indefinitely. Analysing […]

COP26 outcomes aren’t satisfying, but they should leave us hopeful. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate Action; Deputy Head, Platform for Public Goods, World Economic Forum The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November gathered global leaders from government, business and civil society to drive progress for climate action. The […]

How China became EU’s biggest trading partner and why Brussels should maintain that by all means

In a disastrous pandemic year 2020 for the entire world and a global economy with recessions all over, there is good news about EU-China economic relations that the media severely underplayed. EU trade with China in 2020 was €586 billion whereas trade with US was €554. This means that in a remarkably turbulent year for […]