Antitrust: Commission publishes final report on consumer Internet of Things sector inquiry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published today the findings of its competition sector inquiry into the consumer Internet of Things (IoT). The final report and its accompanying staff working document identify potential competition concerns in the rapidly growing markets for IoT related products and services […]

Future of Europe: Conference Plenary discusses Citizens’ Panels’ recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Plenary will take stock of the 90 recommendations by the Panels on ‘European democracy / Values and rights, rule of law, security’ and ‘Climate change, environment / Health’, and of related recommendations from National Citizens’ Panels. In the two European Citizens’ Panels that […]

Afghanistan: EU supports the education, health and livelihoods of the Afghan people with €268.3 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In the major humanitarian crisis Afghanistan is facing, the EU has launched projects worth €268.3 million, stepping up vital support to the Afghan population. The EU support focusses on maintaining education, sustaining livelihoods, and protecting public health, including for refugees, migrants and internally displaced […]

South-East Asian SMEs are missing out on the digital revolution. Here’s how to get them on board

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 & Tricia Canaveral, Former Head of Marketing, First Circle Growth Finance The digitization of South-East Asia’s economy during the pandemic is being experienced unevenly. The growth in digital services has favoured […]

Closing the ‘say-do gap’: How businesses can help consumers build sustainable habits

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bart De Smet, Chairman, Ageas Business can play a key role in helping consumers build sustainable habits, scaling change for billions. There remains a huge gap between what consumers saythey’d like to do and what they actuallydo, because […]

COVID-19: from pandemic to endemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Teresa Leitão, a 3rd year Medical Student from NOVA Medical School, in Lisbon. 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 writer and do not necessarily […]

COVID-19: What do we know about Omicron in 2022?

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 The World Health Organization has warned against calling the COVID-19 Omicron variant ‘mild’. A new wave of COVID-19 infections is sweeping the globe, caused by the new Omicron variant. From symptoms to […]

How to harness the transformative potential of public-private partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY Businesses are under increasing pressure to address environmental and social issues. This shift towards stakeholder capitalism highlights the need for solid public-private partnerships. Collaboration can enable systemic change […]

The storytellers behind conservation awareness

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 A birdsong album featuring endangered species was a chart hit in Australia. It’s just one of the innovative ways in which conservationists are raising awareness. From dance projects to swimming feats, human […]

 Preventing child and adolescent suicide; Taking action towards early detection of bullying

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Otumara Urowoli Jessica, a 6th year medical student studying in Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

These smart face masks can tell you whether you have COVID-19

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 Masks are a tool in the fight against the pandemic and now scientists are exploring ways to make them more effective. Ostrich antibodies applied to material can be used to detect COVID-19. […]

Children and Suicide: Taking Action Against Bullying

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laveeza Fatima, a 19 years old medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan. 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 writer and do not necessarily […]

Contribution of Future Health Care Professionals in Health Governance

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laveeza Fatima, a 19 years old medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan. 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 writer and do not necessarily […]

3 of this year’s most talked-about topics, explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content From COVID-19 to COP26, we take a look back at some of 2021’s biggest topics. Below is a selection of just some of the pieces we’ve published, from COVID-19 vaccines to doomscrolling, as […]

Can One Health Approach eliminate the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance to Global Health Agenda?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Shirazum Munira, a third year medical student currently studying in Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College,Dhaka,Bangladesh. 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 writer and do not necessarily […]

Here are five things to be optimistic about in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Formative Content Over 75% of people around the world think 2022 will be a better year than 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine roll out is providing hope of better times to come. And one in three people […]

How to address sustainable investment backlash and improve ESG reporting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Meagan Andrews, Community Curator, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum The fast-growing sustainable investment sector is coming under scrutiny. Many investors are concerned by the possibility of greenwashing. Stronger definition of ESG products is needed, while investors must hold […]

3 ways to accelerate the biomanufacturing revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prakash Iyer, Project Fellow, Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum and Felipe Bezamat, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, World Economic Forum Advances in synthetic biology are spurring a biomanufacturing revolution. It can […]

How 4IR is encouraging the development of people, not just machines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing & Value Chains; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum & Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific and Chief Energy Officer, Alcott Global New manufacturing opportunities are expected to create […]

Zoonoses and antibiotic resistance: a one health approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Martina Trevisiol, a third-year student at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of L’Aquila, Italy. 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 writer and do […]

How public-private partnerships can give more people better healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan M. Trager, Honorary Professor, University College London & President of the PPP Initiative LTD Health access is a defining challenge facing 21st-century governments. Even before the pandemic, slower-moving crises like non-communicablediseases and ageing populations threatened to put […]

The European year of rail: Why rail can transport us to a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Wolff, Lecturer, University of Cologne, Oliver Martin, Partner, Oaktree and Jiten Vyakarnam, Platform Curator, Supply Chain & Transport Industries, World Economic Forum Recent disruptions to transport and its affect on supply chains has brought renewed attention to […]

Russia must immediately withdraw its forces threatening Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Against the backdrop of increasing Russian military threats against Ukraine, MEPs say any aggression by Moscow must come at a high economic and political price. In a resolution adopted on Thursday by 548 votes in favour, 69 against and 54 abstentions, Parliament condemns the […]

Swiss scientists are making jet fuel from sunlight and air

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Scientists have developed a process using sunlight and air to create carbon-neutral jet fuel. The process could sustainably fuel planes, ships and road haulage. Sustainable aviation fuels are a key part of […]

Statement by the Commission on fishing licences

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the UK has issued 18 licences for EU replacement vessels in the UK territorial waters and 5 licences for EU vessels to access Jersey waters. Further technical consultations will continue with the aim to have 7 additional replacement vessels licenced by the end […]

Toy safety: MEPs want to step up EU rules to protect children

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want to strengthen current rules and market surveillance to ensure that all toys sold on the EU market, including from non-EU countries and online, are safe. In a report unanimously approved on Thursday with 44 votes in favour, Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer […]

We’ve had COVID-19 vaccines for one year. How can we make better use of them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Berkley Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance It has been one year since COVID-19 vaccines first became available in the UK. COVID-19 vaccines work well, but the question now is how can we make the best […]

EU strengthens protection against economic coercion

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed a new tool to counter the use of economic coercion by third countries. This legal instrument is in response to the EU and its Member States becoming the target of deliberate economic pressure in recent years. It strengthens […]

3 lessons for financing forest conservation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School There is a shortfall in the annual expenditure required to preserve the planet’s biodiversity. Without private investment dollars, this deficit is likely to persist indefinitely. Analysing […]

What is climate intelligence – and how can it help address climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neil Yeoh, Founder & CEO, OnePointFive, Matthias Muehlbauer, Founding Partner, OnePoint & FiveRachel Gould Consultant, Climate intelligence can help businesses monitor their exposure to climate risk more accurately. Large-scale climate datasets aggregated from sensors, satellites and scienceenable climate […]

Violence against women in APAC: Robust data reveals the extent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Parry, Public health analyst and writer, Hamilton, Canada The prevalence of violence against women, as with many other areas of life, has been affected by COVID-19’s impact on researchers’ ability to gather data. Researchers involved in the […]

This is how COVID-19 hit household expenditure in Europe

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 New data reveals that COVID-19 reduced Europe’s household spending by 8% in 2020. Nations with the severest lockdowns saw the most dramatic drop in household consumption, says Eurostat. Elsewhere, consumer spending in […]

Eurobarometer: Europeans show support for digital principles

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. According to a special Eurobarometer survey conducted in September and October 2021, an overwhelming majority of EU citizens think that the Internet and digital tools will play an important role in the future. Moreover, a large majority finds it useful for the European Union […]