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Covid-19 implications: history, cooperation and science  

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Renato Rubia Garcia, a second-year medical student currently studying at the Statal University of Londrina, in Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and […]

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Migrant workers sent home almost $800 billion in 2022. Which countries are the biggest recipients?

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 Money sent home by migrant workers is a lifeline to people in low and middle-income nations, and new data shows that the amount sent to these countries in 2022 is estimated to have […]

Many economists dismissed talk of a common currency in South America. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Last month, the leaders of Argentina and Brazil announced plans to discuss the introduction of a new common currency for trading in South America—a move that could advance economic integration in the […]

Counting the cost of natural disasters, plus the other climate-crisis stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate crisis stories to read this week Natural disasters, many driven by the climate crisis, caused global economic losses of $313 billion in 2022, according to insurance broker […]

Where is the global economy heading in 2023? Plus other economics stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. Where is the global economy heading in 2023? The year ahead looks better than initially feared for the global economy, but remains fraught with risks, including the potential escalation of the war […]

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What would a ‘Marshall Plan’ for Ukraine look like?

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 Europe hasn’t witnessed a conflict like this since World War Two. Now, an even more ambitious reconstruction effort may be required. Russia’s devastating attack has stirred calls to muster a […]

Rural banks can accelerate financial inclusion in Southeast Asia. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benedict Carandang, Vice-President, First Circle Growth Finance, Anton Carlos, Head of Customer Success, First Circle With more than 660 Million people living in Southeast Asia, this culturally rich and diverse region is considered as one of the fastest growing […]

Ukraine: College of Commissioners travels to Kyiv

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today 2 February, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is travelling to Kyiv, Ukraine, for a College-to-Government meeting with the Government of Ukraine, together with 15 other members of the College of Commissioners. Accompanying the President for this visit are: […]

Why cities should be fully recognized stakeholders within the UN system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andràs Szörényi, Senior Policy Advisor , Geneva Cities Hub, Pauline Leroy, Communications Officer, Geneva Cities Hub Cities and their networks have risen on the international scene in the past decades as urban populations have increased dramatically. Cities have become […]

MEPS urge the EU to deliver a credible migration and asylum policy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a plenary discussion with the Swedish Presidency and President von der Leyen, MEPs presented their views on how to deal with the migratory challenges facing Europe. On behalf of the Presidency of the Council, Swedish Minister for EU Affairs Jessika Roswall noted that […]

EU and Singapore launch Digital Partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and Singapore are strengthening their cooperation as strategic partners. Following the announcement of a new Digital Partnership between the EU and Singapore by President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Lee at the EU-ASEAN summit in December 2022, Commissioner for the […]

Humanitarian aid: EU releases over €43 million for Myanmar and Bangladesh

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has released over €43 million to address the humanitarian needs of people in Myanmar, as well as those of Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Bangladesh. In Myanmar, the EU will provide over €18 million to respond to the dramatic escalation […]

State aid: Commission approves €600 million Slovak scheme to support its economy in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €600 million Slovak scheme to support its economy in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022 and amended on […]

The 5 calls-to-action from youth and young people at Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katie Hoeflinger, Specialist, Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum, Natalie Pierce, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum Sixty teenagers and young people gathered at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2023. They came […]

3 things the world is doing to prepare for the next pandemic

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 It’s now three years since the first reports emerged of a previously unknown respiratory virus circulating in China. As we settled into the New Year of 2020, few people could even imagine the […]

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Business

What are the top 5 things people want from work? New report

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Around the world, workers are faced with a series of unexpected challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, swiftly followed by an economic downturn and soaring inflation has created an uncertain and volatile work environment,” says […]

Satellite tracking is helping scientists pinpoint the worst emissions offenders

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 “In the 30 years since the world began negotiating the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, no one has identified exactly where all that pollution is coming from.” Writing in Science former US vice […]

5 ways in which the workplace could serve young people better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum, Laurent Freixe, Executive Vice President, CEO Zone Latin America, Nestlé The Annual Meeting 2023 took place last week under the theme Cooperation in a Fragmented World. Back to its […]

5 charts that show the potential of heat pumps

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 Heat pumps could make our homes, workplaces and public buildings more sustainable while increasing energy security. Thanks to soaring energy prices, they are also on course to become the cheapest heating option. Globally, […]

Cybersecurity: How closing the skills gap can improve resilience and support a workforce in transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Fortinet As 2023 begins, the world’s economy is under tremendous stress. Central banks are raising interest rates in an attempt to curb global inflation, and the biggest European […]

A computer scientist explains why AI has its limits

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jie Wang, Professor of Computer Science, UMass Lowell Empowered by artificial intelligence technologies, computers today can engage in convincing conversations with people, compose songs, paint paintings, play chess and go, and diagnose diseases, to name just a few examples […]

The Green Deal Industrial Plan: putting Europe’s net-zero industry in the lead

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s net-zero industry and support the fast transition to climate neutrality. The Plan aims to provide a more supportive environment for the scaling up of the EU’s manufacturing capacity for […]

How digital acceleration can help you out of the downturn

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wiktor Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Netguru The tech industry is at a transition point. Investors and market incumbents have been typically attracted to growth, however, the media has been awash with tech business scandals that suggest it will take more […]

Smallholder farmers could help fix global food systems with the right technology. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tara Nathan, Executive Vice-President, Humanitarian and Development, Mastercard, Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director, Research for Industry; Chief Technology Officer, Agri-Food, Microsoft Smallholder farmers are the heart of the global food system, producingoverone-third of the food we eat. Yet for many […]

3 solutions helping net-zero aviation take off

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Aviation is responsible for almost 3% of global human-generated CO2 emissions and without urgent action this could increase to 22% by 2050, according to aviation-industry group Energy Transitions Commission. Already, airlines belonging to the […]

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i-Society

3 ways technology is helping the world adapt to climate change

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 It’s now inevitable that we will have to learn to live with the effects of climate change. Despite the agreements made at the recent COP 27 summit, we are too far down the […]

A computer scientist explains why AI has its limits

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jie Wang, Professor of Computer Science, UMass Lowell Empowered by artificial intelligence technologies, computers today can engage in convincing conversations with people, compose songs, paint paintings, play chess and go, and diagnose diseases, to name just a few examples […]

How digital acceleration can help you out of the downturn

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wiktor Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Netguru The tech industry is at a transition point. Investors and market incumbents have been typically attracted to growth, however, the media has been awash with tech business scandals that suggest it will take more […]

Smallholder farmers could help fix global food systems with the right technology. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tara Nathan, Executive Vice-President, Humanitarian and Development, Mastercard, Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director, Research for Industry; Chief Technology Officer, Agri-Food, Microsoft Smallholder farmers are the heart of the global food system, producingoverone-third of the food we eat. Yet for many […]

AI in migration is fuelling global inequality: How can we bridge the gap?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie McAuliffe, Head, Migration Research, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Artificial intelligence (AI) in migration and mobility systems has recently become a hot topic in research and policy circles, given the heightened prominence of the technology. But as AI […]

3 AI predictions for 2023 and beyond, according to an AI expert

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Schmidt, Chief Technology Officer, DataRobot If there’s one thing we know for certain when looking at the year ahead, it’s that the organizations that are prepared to take on uncertainty – from market conditions to geopolitical unrest and […]

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Covid-19 implications: history, cooperation and science  

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Renato Rubia Garcia, a second-year medical student currently studying at the Statal University of Londrina, in Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and […]

Covid-19: the scourge of God

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Nicolas Cardoso Lauxen, a first year Brazilian medical student at Universidade da Região de Joinville (Univille). He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

COVID-19: Resilient and programmed to survive

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohammad Iyad AL-Darawsheh, a medical student from Jordan. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

The COVID-19 pandemic and its environmental implications

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela de Mattos Laube and Ms. Mariana Fonseca Santana and Ms. Kamila Andrade Santana, two second-year medical students from  Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Memory and cognition involvement for SARS-COV-2 infection

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela de Mattos Laube and Ms. Mariana Dias Lopes Barud, two fourth year medical students currently studying in Medical Sciencies College of São José dos Campos – Humanitas. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The […]

COVID-19 and the Heart: Cardiovascular Risks and Outcomes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Defante, a Medicine student and researcher at UniRedentor in Brazl. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

COVID-19: review, impact and next steps  

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Kengo Nathan Ezie, a 4th year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS) Garoua, Cameroon. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

The effect of COVID-19 on Brazilian society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Karolyna de Oliveira Ramos, a first-year medical student at the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Pernambucana, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

The mysterious coronavirus-related pneumonia COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabelle Karolinne Bispo Andrade and Ana Lavinia Siqueira França Gomes Silva, two second year medical students from  Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

The impacts of facing the neurological impacts after COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Isaac Lohan Matos Vieira and Ms. Lorena Sheila Alves de Oliveira, two medical students from Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju – SE, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

Fungal co-infections associated with COVID-19: cryptococcosis, mucormycosis, candidiasis and aspergillosis

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Irene Gómez Oropeza is a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. 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 […]

Medical education next steps after COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Hassler Stefan Macías Sánchez, a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. 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 […]

How does globalization impact and save the world of COVID-19?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Tereza Trindade Teixeira and Flávia Gabriela Tojal Hora, two second-year medical students at the Universidade Tiradentes, Brazil. 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 writers […]

COVID-19: Effects of cognitive impairment and its impacts on society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Daniella Thomé Campagnolli, a 22 year old medical student was born in Campinas, Brazil. 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 writers and do not necessarily […]

From the past, present and future of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Caroline Gouveia Borba e Souza and Ms. Ludiane Matos Garcia Sampaio, second year medical students from Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are 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 perception of primary healthcare professionals in front of uncertainty about the new COVID-19 infections

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Camila Melo de Freita, a medical student from Faculdade Pitágoras de Eunápolis (2018-2024), graduated in Business Administration from Faculdade Ruy Barbosa – FRB (2015), Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

COVID-19: how is it currently being seen?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna Larissa da Silva Santos, a fourth-year medical student at Centro Universitário CESMAC, Brazil. 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 writers and do not necessarily […]

The approach of oncological patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bianca de Araújo Sobral, the first author of this article, who was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She is currently in her sixth semester of medicine at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Campinas. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

COVID-19: Review, Impact and Next Steps

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins is a fourth year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. 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 writers and do not necessarily […]

COVID-19: more than a pandemic 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariana Santos Alencastro Figueiredo and Ana Beatriz Silva Ribeir, two three year medical students from  Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are 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 […]

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