Russian war crimes in Ukraine: EU supports the International Criminal Court investigation with €7.25 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has launched a new project, under its Foreign Policy Instrument, to support the investigation capacities of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with €7.25 million. This project, which was first announced by HRVP in Kyiv, is part of the EU’s efforts […]

How are the world’s biggest cities rethinking public transport?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content Cities are seeking out innovative transport methods to reduce emissions and adapt to rising populations. About 60% of the world’s people are expected to live in towns or cities by 2030. Paris […]

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 […]

Poland: Constitutional Tribunal is illegitimate, unfit to interpret constitution

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Polish Constitutional Tribunal is “a tool for legalising the illegal activities of the authorities”  No EU money for governments who flagrantly, purposefully and systematically undermine EU values  EU must protect the people of Poland, who remain overwhelmingly pro-European  Parliament condemns an attempt to undermine […]

New EU farm to fork strategy to make our food healthier and more sustainable

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs present plans revamping the EU’s food systems, to produce healthier food, ensure food security, a fair income for farmers and reduce agriculture’s environmental footprint. Parliament welcomes the Farm to Fork strategy and underlines the importance of producing sustainable and healthy food to achieve […]

How the digital revolution can make healthcare more inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Reiko Onodera, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Takanori Fujita, M.D. J.D., Project Lead for Healthcare Data Policy, World Economic Forum, C4IR Japan & Jonathan Soble, Editorial and Communication Lead, World Economic Forum, C4IR […]

Only a global response can tackle the rise of online harms. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noelle Martin, Lawyer and Activist Reporting of online harms increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only a few governments around the world have started to seriously tackle online abuse. What more can be done to legislate against online […]

Here’s how to build better public transport after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vinod Bijlani, AI and IoT Practice Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Commuters are wary of returning to public transport in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic; Technologies such as AI and the Internet of Things can help detect an […]

Collective action to enable sustainable growth will be critical to end tropical deforestation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum The dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss cannot be solved without stopping tropical deforestation. Sustainable land use practices must replace commodity based industries to protect rainforests […]

Employment and Social Developments in Europe review: why social fairness and solidarity are more important than ever

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission’s services have published the 2020 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review dedicated to the theme of social fairness and solidarity. The review provides evidence-based analysis on how to achieve greater fairness across the EU in the […]

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation procedure into measures in favour of Béziers airport in France and Ryanair

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether operating aid granted to Béziers airport and marketing and airport services agreements concluded between Ryanair and the Béziers airport operators are in line with EU State aid rules. Béziers airport is a regional […]

The Arctic is having holes stabbed through it at an alarming rate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Abrupt melting of the permafrost layer is leading to erosion, landslides and craters in the Arctic landscape. As the permafrost melts, greenhouse gases are released into the environment. Current climate change forecasts […]