Commission boosts Horizon Europe budget to support green, health and digital innovations and displaced researchers of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted the amendment to the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022, increasing the budget by nearly €562 million to further support EU Missions towards innovative solutions to green, health and digital challenges and more actions to boost the European innovation ecosystem. […]

War in Ukraine: protecting women refugees from violence and sexual exploitation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on the EU to protect women fleeing Ukraine from violence and trafficking, and to grant them access to essential health services. In a resolution adopted on Thursday by 462 votes in favour, 19 against and 89 abstentions, MEPs strongly condemn the use […]

Eurobarometer: Europeans approve EU’s response to the war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A Flash Eurobarometer survey in all EU Member States published today shows large consensus among EU citizens in favour of the EU’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The majority of Europeans think that since the war started, the EU has shown solidarity (79%) […]

State aid: Commission approves German umbrella scheme to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a German umbrella scheme with a budget of around €11 billion to support companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission […]

Ukraine: debate on the humanitarian situation in the country

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Development Committee MEPs will debate with Mykyta Poturayev, the Chair of the Humanitarian Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has sparked a humanitarian crisis in the country. In this context, the Committee on Development has invited […]

MEPs frontload 3.4 billion euro to address Ukrainian refugees’ needs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU countries sheltering people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will immediately receive €3.4 billion, MEPs decided on Thursday. Following Parliament’s green light to redirect EU regional and asylum funding to EU countries sheltering people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during the last […]

State aid: Commission approves French liquidity scheme to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a French scheme that enables up to €155 billion in liquidity support for companies across all sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme is the first approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted […]

Roberta Metsola in Kyiv and Poland to support Ukrainian people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Collection of available press material and audio-visual assets for journalists and media. The European Parliament President Roberta Metsola was in Kyiv Friday to express the European Union´s support and hope to the Ukrainian people and condemn the unjustified Russian attack. Saturday she visited the […]

These celebrity chefs are doing their bit to help Ukraine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Celebrity chefs are cooking to feed some of the nearly 4 million people who have fled the war in Ukraine. They are also selling food to raise money for some of the […]

European security: Parliament delegation to visit Moldova

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Security and Defence Subcommittee will visit Moldova from 31 March to 2 April, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Led by the Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Urmas Paet (Renew Europe, Estonia) and the Chair of […]

Home Affairs Council: 10-Point Plan on stronger European coordination on welcoming people fleeing the war against Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In its conclusions of 24-25 March, the European Council called on Member States to intensify their efforts in a continued spirit of unity and solidarity, and it invited the Commission to take the necessary initiatives to facilitate such efforts. At the extraordinary Justice and […]

Commission urges Member States to act on ‘golden passports’ and ‘golden residence permits’ schemes, and to take immediate steps in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In a recommendation issued today, the Commission is urging Member States to immediately repeal any existing investor citizenship schemes and to ensure strong checks are in place to address the risks posed by investor residence schemes. The Commission has frequently and consistently raised its […]

Stand Up for Ukraine: European Commission and Government of Canada team up with Global Citizen to mobilise support for refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission and the Government of Canada announced the launch of a global campaign to raise funding in support of people fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, in partnership with international advocacy organisation Global Citizen. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on […]

How the Ukraine war is driving up food and energy prices for the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum The war in Ukraine is having a big impact on food and energy prices worldwide. Two experts explain why, and suggest what might be the longer-term implications. Subscribe to the podcast: […]

Commission launches one-stop-shop to support researchers of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched the ‘European Research Area for Ukraine’ (ERA4Ukraine) portal, a one-stop-shop for information and support services to Ukraine-based researchers and researchers fleeing Ukraine. The portal brings together initiatives at the EU level, per country and from non-governmental groups. It aims to […]

‘Incomparable suffering’: UNHCR’s Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams says worse to come for Ukrainian refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, Head of Social Video, World Economic Forum With the fastest-growing flow of people the world has ever recorded fleeing Russia’s three-week-old invasion of Ukraine, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR ) has said that humanitarian […]

Statement by the European Commission calling for the protection of children in Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The bombardment of the children’s and maternity hospital in Mariupol yesterday is the latest in a series of atrocities and crimes committed against children. This senseless and illegal war waged by the Russian Federation is taking the lives of innocent children, and this is […]

Ukraine: EU agrees to extend the scope of sanctions on Russia and Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes today’s agreement of Member States to adopt further targeted sanctions in view of the situation in Ukraine and in response to Belarus’s involvement in the aggression. In particular, the new measures impose restrictive measures on 160 individualsand amend Regulation (EC) […]

Russian aggression in Ukraine: MEPs praise exceptional solidarity with refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. As more than two million refugees flee war in Ukraine, mostly towards the EU, member states will have to continue showing solidarity, MEPs said on Tuesday. In a plenary debate with Brigitte Klinkert, French Minister Delegate for Economic Inclusion, on behalf of the Council, […]

Ukraine: Cohesion funding to support people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted today a proposal for Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE) allowing Member States and regions to provide emergency support to people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. CARE is introducing the necessary flexibility in the 2014-2020 Cohesion policy rules […]

3 stories of how strangers are helping Ukrainian refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 1 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on 24 February. Strangers are supporting the refugees with offers of food and shelter. Here are just some of […]

Kyiv is under siege and so is democracy – President Metsola to Ukraine Speaker

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. European Parliament President Roberta Metsola hosted a meeting with Speakers of the European Union’s National Parliaments and the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk. During the meeting, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola announced that a structure that brings together the key […]

Here’s what Ukraine’s neighbours are doing to help refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The war in Ukraine is triggering Europe’s worst refugee crisis in decades. Most of the displaced are arriving in neighbouring countries. Abundant efforts both official and informal have been […]

The humanitarian impact of the crisis in Ukraine will be long-lasting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrej Kirn, Head, International Organizations and Humanitarian Agenda, World Economic Forum & Lisa Ossenbrink, Writer, World Economic Forum The escalating conflict in Ukraine will lead to immense civilian casualties, soaring humanitarian needs, and likely one of the biggest […]

5 things to know about the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than half a million refugees have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began. The UN Refugee Agency has warned this number may reach 4 million in the coming days. Here’s a […]

International Women’s Day: Parliament

shows solidarity with Ukraine This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Agenda of the Women’s Rights inter-parliamentary meeting modified to address the situation in Ukraine  Guest speakers included President Metsola, Committee Chair Biedroń, French Minister Moreno and Chair of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on EU integration Klympush-Tsintsadze   At an inter-parliamentary […]

Ukraine: EU agrees to exclude key Russian banks from SWIFT

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union has today agreed to exclude key Russian banks from the SWIFT system, the world’s dominant financial messaging system. This measure will stop these banks from conducting their financial transactions worldwide in a fast and efficient manner. Today’s decision has been closely […]

The Russian attack on Ukraine marks a new era for Europe, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Debating Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, MEPs expressed unwavering support for Ukraine and for efforts to bring the country closer to the European community. On Tuesday, the European Parliament held an extraordinary plenary session in Brussels to assess Russia’s military assault on Ukraine. Ukrainian President […]

Ukraine: Commission proposes temporary protection for people fleeing war in Ukraine and guidelines for border checks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing to activate the Temporary Protection Directive  to offer quick and effective assistance to people fleeing the war in Ukraine. Under this proposal, those fleeing the war will be granted temporary protection in the EU, meaning that they will be […]

Russian aggression against Ukraine: President Zelenskyy to address plenary today

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected to address the European Parliament plenary in today’s debate on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. EP President Roberta Metsola will open the debate at 12.30. President Zelenskyy and the Speaker of the Ukrainian Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk will then be […]

Ukraine: EU coordinating emergency assistance and steps up humanitarian aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the humanitarian situation in Ukraine worsens and neighbouring countries receive Ukrainians fleeing their country, the European Commission is working on all fronts to provide emergency assistance. EU humanitarian aid The Commission announces an additional €90 million for emergency aid programmes to help civilians […]

Ukraine: EU coordinating emergency assistance and steps up humanitarian aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the humanitarian situation in Ukraine worsens and neighbouring countries receive Ukrainians fleeing their country, the European Commission is working on all fronts to provide emergency assistance. EU humanitarian aid The Commission announces an additional €90 million for emergency aid programmes to help civilians […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on further measures to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the war in Ukraine rages on, and Ukrainians fight bravely for their country, the European Union steps up once more its support for Ukraine and the sanctions against the aggressor – Putin’s Russia. For the first time ever, the European Union will finance […]