The challenge to be a good healthcare professional

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Heloisa Picolotto Oliveira, 20 years old, a third-year student of medicine at Unicesumar, Paraná, 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Germany is trying to rescue its fabled forests from climate change

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 Germany’s forests are in a bad way. Two summers of extreme heat and a plague of pests and timber diseases have reduced their area by the equivalent of 200,000 football fields. Now the […]

The racial wealth gap in the US is affecting its citizens and its economy – this is how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The US has spent the past century expanding its economic power. As it has grown, so too has the wealth of American families. But not everyone has benefitted, according to a new report. […]

Sustainable development funding is broken. Here’s how to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an urgent call for action to end poverty and reduce inequality, while protecting our planet, […]

5 challenges for government adoption of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julian Torres Santeli, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Manager at Deloitte Canada’s AI practice & Sabine Gerdon, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Senior Policy Adviser at the UK’s Office for Artificial […]

The UN has a 17-point plan to save the world. So how’s it doing?

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 In 2015, the United Nations wrote a to-do list to address the world’s biggest problems – designed to tackle everything from poverty to the oceans – and lift people up by 2030 without […]

Portugal wants its emigrants back – so it’s paying them to return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Chief Sub-Editor, Formative Content Portugal boasts pristine beaches, thousands of hours of annual sunshine and cuisine that includes little custard tarts that are enjoyed far beyond its borders. Despite these attractions, the percentage of its citizens living […]

6 ways least developed countries can participate in the 4IR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us. Drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and blockchain are all shaking up the world as we know […]

Practicing healthcare through a global lens

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jasmine Hui, a third-year medical student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

6 facts to know about EU alternative investment funds

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steffen Kern, Chief Economist, ESMA Have you ever wondered what financial market regulators were doing with all the market data they started to collect in the wake of the financial crisis? Here’s a great example of something that has […]

The US starts an intense currency war to protect its global standing

One month ago this newspaper’s title was: “Trump after marginalizing G20 attacks Europe and China where it hurts, brandishes currency war”. Since then, the American President intensified his attacks on money parities, mainly against China. At the same time, he continues pressing the American central bank, the Fed, for not taking tough measures to actually […]

In Rome you can swap plastic bottles for metro tickets

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 Just finished a drink? What if, instead of ending up in the trash, the container could go towards your metro fare? That’s an option just introduced in Rome, where citizens can get €0.05 […]

Data is the fuel of mobility. Don’t spill it for nothing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mouchka Heller, Project Manager, Seamless Integrated Mobility System, World Economic Forum & Maya Ben Dror, Lead, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum In spite of its ubiquity, “data” is still […]

Cheese energy could power hundreds of UK homes

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 The Wensleydale Creamery makes one of England’s best-loved varieties of cheese, but it also produces waste. Now, the bi-products are being put to use creating biogas – the latest evidence of the growing […]

How is the global economy fairing 11 years after the financial crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Following the global financial crisis, overall current account surpluses and deficits fell sharply from about 6 percent of global GDP in 2007 to about 3.5 percent in 2013. Since then, as […]

Will the EU reconsider Frontex’s role in light of accusations about violations of migrants’ human rights?

The European border agency Frontex has been found to violate human rights and abuse its power to make excessive use of force and mistreat migrants according to latest research conducted by the ARD political magazine report München, the British Guardian and the search center CORRECTIV. However, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency has been denying […]

To feed 10 billion people, we must preserve biodiversity. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jose Graziano da Silva, Director-General, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization & Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources , United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization The threats to bee colonies around the world have been […]

Dignified and non-discriminatory heath care: does anyone even know what it means?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Andrew Suguru Sato, a medical student. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s […]

5 lessons from China on how to drive sustainable growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Chi Jingtao, Chairman, COFCO Corporation Journalists, politicians and regular citizens have spent much time in recent years discussing the ‘Chinese dream’. It’s our vision of China’s journey into the future. I believe the Chinese dream will see us […]

4 climate tipping points the planet is facing

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 Is our planet approaching a climate change cliff edge? Across the world, from the forests to the oceans, the consequences of humanity’s activities are being felt – and the effects could be catastrophic. Here […]

Is 2019 the beginning of the end for coal in Europe?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Coal generation in Europe fell by a fifth in the first half of this year, with almost every coal-burning country cutting back. Western Europe saw particularly dramatic drops in production – up to 79% in Ireland, […]

Boris ‘single-handed’ threatens mainland Europe; can he afford a no-deal Brexit?

No doubt a no-deal Brexit will test the unity of the United Kingdom, undermine the position of London as leading international financial center and surely divide deeply the governing Conservative Party. Still this party’s new leader and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now sailing full steam ahead towards this dreadful option. One possible explanation […]

EU is not only obsessed with Facebook but also blaims now innocent websites using social plugins to serve democratic dialogues?

The Court of Justice of the European Union decided last Monday that websites which are using Facebook’s “Like” button should inform their visitors that Facebook will have access to their personal data. Otherwise, they will be held responsible for data breaching jointly with the US tech giant since the data are transmitted to the latter […]

Family-friendly policies benefit all of us. Here are 4 ways to boost them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Family friendly policies are everybody’s business. They not only benefit children, parents and families — they represent one of the best investments governments and businesses can make. Science tells […]

There is huge talent in the world’s refugee camps. We must realize this overlooked potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joelle Hangi, Director, Refugee Artists and Authors, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya & Mariah Levin, Head of Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Forced migration is the political hot potato of our time. With new global records of […]

Gender Science: A sneaky healthcare risk factor

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jonathan Salim, SCORE project coordinator (PC) in CIMSA-ISMKI Indonesia. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

Why quantum computing could make today’s cybersecurity obsolete

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paige H. Adams, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Zurich Insurance Group If one word captures the significance of quantum computing, it is “power”. Quantum computers are exponentially more powerful than even the most advanced digital machines. At the heart […]

Europe’s forests are booming. Here’s why.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Around the world, forests are shrinking due to deforestation, urban development and climate change, but in Europe that trend has been reversed. Large areas of the continent have seen a forest boom that means today […]

One-sixth of the world’s economy has now pledged to cut CO2 to zero by 2050

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content If we have any hope of keeping climate change within safe boundaries, global emissions need to fall to zero within the next three decades. That was the message of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

To rebuild trust in the media, we must empower its consumers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aleksander Dardeli, Executive Vice President, IREX Trust is like the air we breathe; it is essential to our wellbeing and survival, but we barely notice or think about it until it’s in short supply. In many different parts of […]

Pride in health care during Pride Month: Are we ready for a dignified health care for LGBTQI+ patients?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Wiktoria Izdebska, a 2nd year medical student of Medical University of Białystok, Poland. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Illicit trade endangers the environment, the law and the SDGs. We need a global response

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) & Jeffrey HardyDirector-General, Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade A dark side to globalization has been the alarming emergence of illicit trade, […]

What can the private sector do to alleviate the refugee crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michel Botzung, Manager, IFC, Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations Africa Imagine arriving in a city, only to find that most (if not all) of the adults can’t work, start a business, or buy goods and services? This is true for […]