Parliament approves plans to restock gas reserves before winter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. n response to Russia’s war against Ukraine, this law aims to refill Europe’s strategic gas reserves more quickly before winter to ensure energy supplies are secure. The new regulation, already agreed upon with EU ministers, sets a mandatory minimum level of gas in storage […]

MEPs say EU leaders must grab the opportunity to expand and reform the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, MEPs outlined their expectations for the 23-24 June European Council in a plenary debate with the French Presidency and Commission President von der Leyen. Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia In light of Putin’s aggression and the commitment shown by the Ukrainian, Moldovan, and […]

30th Lorenzo Natali Media Prize: Winners announced

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At a Ceremony held at the 2022 European Development Days in Brussels, Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, announced today the winners of this year’s Lorenzo Natali Prize: Ritwika Mitra for uncovering human trafficking activities in India, Rémi Carton and Paul Boyer for exposing […]

Commission unveils new approach to trade agreements to promote green and just growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is today taking a major step in making EU trade greener, fairer and more sustainable. It has unveiled a new plan to enhance the contribution of EU trade agreements in protecting the climate, environment and labour rights worldwide. In its Communication […]

Readout of EU-US Task Force on European Energy Security Meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU-US Task Force on European Energy Security met virtually on June 22, 2022 convened by co-chairs Amos Hochstein, US Senior Advisor for Energy Security, and Björn Seibert, Head of Cabinet of the European Commission President, and under the leadership of Ditte Juul Jørgensen, […]

Family planning awareness by health workforce and medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bisma Naveed, a 4th year medical student from 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Violence against women is a shadow pandemic – we must take action to stop it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, New York Hub Violence against women around the world has increased amidst COVID-19. Recent data shows that nearly 1/4 of all girls have faced gender-based violence by the age of 19. We must take […]

3 anti-corruption takeaways from the war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International, Nicola Bonucci, Partner, Investigations & Compliance, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker Rachel Davidson Raycraft, Judicial Law Clerk, US District Courts The war in Ukraine has shown how financial markets and anti-corruption are […]

4 experts on how leaders can best respond to a changing global landscape

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kulé Galma, Community Engagement Specialist, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum, Greta Ruffino, Early Careers Programme – Digital Community Engagement, Foundations, World Economic Forum & Thomas Roulet, Associate Professor in Organisation Theory, Deputy Director of the MBA Programme, […]

Degrowth – what’s behind the economic theory and why does it matter right now?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Degrowth is a radical economic theory born in the 1970s. It broadly means shrinking rather than growing economies, to use less of the world’s dwindling resources. Detractors of degrowth say economic growth […]

Communication Strategy: The Pathway to overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by two aspiring health advocates, Uma Gupta and Salman Khan from India. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Russian war crimes in Ukraine: EU supports the International Criminal Court investigation with €7.25 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has launched a new project, under its Foreign Policy Instrument, to support the investigation capacities of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with €7.25 million. This project, which was first announced by HRVP in Kyiv, is part of the EU’s efforts […]

Vaccine Hesitancy in COVID-19: How can we approach it with efficient communication strategies

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Pragjna Keerthi, who has completed her academic year in medicine and is currently undergoing a compulsory rotating internship at Mahavir institute of medical sciences India. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

What is World Ocean Day?

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 Carbon emissions from human activity are causing ocean warming, acidification and oxygen loss, the UN reports. World Ocean Day encourages action throughout the year to protect the planet. It’s part of a […]

118 regions and local authorities join the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change  

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission announced the first 118 regions and local authorities that will participate in the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change, the so-called Mission Adaptation, which will support the European Green Deal and the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy. These regions and local authorities […]

Is globalization dead? Author and columnist Thomas Friedman in conversation at Davos 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Listen to some of the best discussions at the World Economic Forum on the Agenda Dialogues podcast. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts here. On this episode, author and columnist Thomas Friedman talks to the Forum’s Adrian Monck about […]

Putin and turning the other cheek

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our passionate readers, Mr Tomasso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Ukraine had to open its doors to Putin, had to let him get to Kiev and at that point launch […]

Coronavirus: Commission secures an agreement with Moderna to adapt delivery schedules to Member States’ needs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the vaccine developer Moderna have reached an agreement to ensure that the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines is adapted to the needs of Member States. On the basis of this agreement, the company will postpone the delivery of some doses initially planned […]

From medicine drones to coral cleaners: 3 ‘jobs of the future’ that are already here

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content 97 million new roles will be created by 2025 as humans, machines and algorithms increasingly work together, the World Economic Forum predicts. But for some, the future of work is already here. […]

Here’s how steel and cement could help turn climate change on its head

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana Ghoneim, Chief of the Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Gökçe Mete, Head of Secretariat, Founding Member, Leadership Group for the Industry Transition (LeadIT) and Women in Green Hydrogen Network & Anthony […]

Building jobs for Ukraine: How one recruitment company supported those fleeing war

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer, The Adecco Group Adecco Group had more than 1,700 associates and colleagues working in Ukraine when Russian forces invaded in February. The company quickly set up the Jobs for Ukraine platform, to support […]

Metsola: This is the moment to answer Europe’s call

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola received citizens’ contributions for a better, stronger and fairer Europe during the Conference on the Future of Europe closing ceremony. In her speech, President Metsola spoke about the reality of a gap which exists between what people […]

There’s a way to create 300 million jobs and boost equality

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 Significant gaps in global care policies have left hundreds of millions of people without sufficient support, a new report says. Around 649 million women have inadequate maternity protection, the International Labour Organization […]

From fiction bans to wartime books: The history of libraries and how they’ve shaped us

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 23 April is World Book and Copyright Day. In The Library: A Fragile History, two academics explore the mixed fortunes of book collections, from the ancient scrolls of Alexandria to the embattled […]

How China is decarbonizing the electricity supply for aluminium

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jörgen Sandström, Head of Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Program – Industrial Transformation, World Economic Forum, Wen Zhang, Carbon Neutrality Lead, Materials Sector, World Economic Forum Beijing, Shaun Chau, ANZ Sustainability Lead, Accenture, Marc Huang, Strategy & Consulting Senior Manager, […]

From robotic dogs to magnetic slime: 6 ways robots are helping humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Robots are helping humans in a growing number of places – from archaeological sites to disaster zones to sewers. The robots can gather data, squeeze into small spaces – even call an […]

3 actions the industry can take to decarbonize shipping

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stamatis Bourboulis, General Manager of Euronav Ship Management and Co-chair, Getting to Zero Fuels & Technologies Workstream, Randall Krantz, Senior Project Advisor on Shipping Decarbonization, Global Maritime Forum / Getting to Zero Coalition & Lara Mouftier, Interim Project […]

Stand Up For Ukraine: private sector can now donate in-kind support via new system

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As part of the ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ campaign, the European Commission has created a new system to channel in-kind donations from the private sector to Ukraine, Moldova and neighbouring EU Member States, to help cater for the needs of internally displaced and refugees. […]

How dyslexia could help humans adapt to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Taylor, Research Associate, University of Strathclyde. Affiliated Scholar, University of Cambridge, Kate Tointon, Freelance communications professional, specialising in conservation and the environment A new theory of human cognitive evolution proposes that humans evolved to specialize in different […]

Wave energy: can ocean power solve the global energy crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Wave energy could meet all the world’s electricity needs. But technologies to harness wave energy are still developing. Ocean power generation needs to grow by 33% a year to achieve a net-zero […]

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 […]

These are the zero-emission fuels to decarbonize the shipping industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Dawe, Assets and Structuring Manager, Cargill Ocean Transportation, Randall Krantz, Senior Project Advisor on Shipping Decarbonization, Global Maritime Forum / Getting to Zero Coalition & Lara Mouftier, Interim Project Lead Shipping Emissions and Ocean Agenda, World Economic […]

‘No exceptions, no exclusions, no excuses’ – 6 industry experts make the case for women’s health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Project Lead, Women’s Health Initiative, World Economic Forum The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias. It is our collective responsibility to implement an inclusive and transformative post-COVID recovery effort by empowering women and […]