Parliament approves €5 billion loan to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs gave the green light to a €5 billion macro-financial loan to help Ukraine cover its acute financing needs caused by Russia’s invasion. This is the second, and largest, tranche of a €9 billion EU support package, of which €1 billion has […]

Russian war crimes in Ukraine: Commission welcomes European Parliament’s adoption of Eurojust’s reinforced mandate

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Parliament adopted the Commission’s proposal to reinforce Eurojust’s mandate to collect and preserve evidence of war crimes. Following the provisional agreement by the EU Ambassadors yesterday, it would now be for EU Ministers to formally adopt the amended Eurojust Regulation before […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to contain the cascading impacts of war in ‘Europe’s breadbasket’

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 Ukraine and Russia supply significant portions of the world’s agricultural commodities. Potential food-related impacts of the war in Ukraine include social unrest in some places and regressive environmental responses […]

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 […]

How does the war in Ukraine affect oil prices?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maciej Kolaczkowski, Manager Oil and Gas Industry – Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum Geneva On 24 February 2022 Russia launched a military invasion on Ukraine. Already inflated oil prices have since skyrocketed to over $110 per […]

Invasion of Ukraine: MEPs call for tougher response to Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, MEPs demand tougher sanctions on Russia and new efforts to grant Ukraine EU candidate status. In a resolution adopted on Tuesday, Parliament condemns in the strongest possible terms Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and demands that […]

Live from the war in Ukraine: Kharkiv’s Universities, Cultural Landmarks and Residential Buildings are being erased 

This article was exclusively written for The Sting by our writers at the heart of the war in Kharkiv. The unceasing bombardment of Kharkiv continues on its seventh day. For seven days, aerial and artillery bombardment has struck Kharkiv, tearing out bits and fragments of this city, one cultural landmark at a time. In the […]