How to build long-term resilience in vulnerable communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Flora Rosenow, Communications Lead ad interim, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, C-Change The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to recognise the plight of migrant workers in India. The Migrants Resilience Collaborative, the largest such initiative in […]

Why the future is bright for drone technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Khaled Abusalem, Chairman of UAV and Robotics , Saudi Aramco & Mansour Alsaleh, Head, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Saudi Arabia & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & Talal Alsedairy, Drones Lead, […]

Digital sovereignty: Commission kick-starts alliances for Semiconductors and industrial cloud technologies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission kick-starts today two new Industrial Alliances: the Alliance for Processors and Semiconductor technologies, and the European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud. The two new alliances will advance the next generation of microchips and industrial cloud/edge computing technologies and provide […]

7 steps to make electricity systems more resilient to climate risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency Recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the energy security risks that climate change brings; From heatwaves to droughts, these challenges highlight the urgent need for strong and well-planned policies […]

Independent Ethics Body: improving transparency and integrity in EU institutions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new EU Ethics Body would be able to initiate investigations on possible conflicts of interest or “revolving door” cases for Commissioners, MEPs and staff. In a report endorsed by the Constitutional Affairs Committee on Wednesday with 18 votes in favour, 8 against, and […]

Beyond representation: appreciation and recognition of women in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Grace Ellen Pereira Costa, a first-year medical student at the Federal University of Pará, Altamira campus – 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 writer and […]

Why ‘systems change’ in 2021 demands better technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Fruchterman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Matters We need systems-level change to meet the SDGs as traditional approaches and solutions are too expensive or have failed; To respond to these complex challenges, systems change efforts need […]

Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Ming at a Virtual Event Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China

This article was published in association with the Chinese Mission to EU On July 1, 2021, the Chinese Mission to the EU celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a virtual event and presents to the EU the glorious history and achievements of the CPC over the […]

3 important questions about stress

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 Stress can have short- and long-term consequences for our health. In certain situations, it can be useful to improve performance – or help us deal with life-threatening situations. But, to avoid it becoming […]

Long-term vision for rural areas: for stronger, connected, resilient, prosperous EU rural areas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today put forward a long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas, identifying the challenges and concerns that they are facing, as well as highlighting some of the most promising opportunities that are available to these regions. Based on foresight and […]

COVID-19: How the pandemic has made football’s structural problems worse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Franck Bancel, Professor of Finance, ESCP Business School & Henri Philippe, Partner, Accuracy During the decade that preceded the COVID-19 crisis, football in Europe enjoyed a continuous increase in revenues. The crisis has put stress on football governance […]

Commission welcomes the move towards more innovative health technologies for patients

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement on the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Regulation reached by the European Parliament and the Council early this morning. The Regulation will improve the availability of innovative health technologies such as innovative medicines and certain medical devices for EU […]

Becoming a father made me more motivated to end anti-Asian hate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ziyang Fan, Head of Digital Trade, World Economic Forum LLC There has been a surge of anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents of racism during the COVID-19 pandemic – and children have not been spared. The harmful “perpetual foreigners” […]

European platform to combat homelessness is launched

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European institutions, EU governments and civil society have for the first time committed to working together towards combatting homelessness in the EU. At a high-level conference in Lisbon today, they launched the European Platform on Combatting Homelessness to trigger dialogue, facilitate mutual learning, improve […]

Sustainability reporting: five ways companies should prepare

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 & Ruchi Bhowmik, Global Vice-Chair, Public Policy, EY Companies need sustainability-related reporting standards to measure social and environmental impact more effectively and to reach the Paris climate goals. […]

What the pandemic has taught us about science communication

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junaid Nabi, Senior Fellow, The Aspen Institute Too often during the COVID-19 pandemic, poor communication by scientists and experts has led to the low take-up of measures that could have saved lives. This is having a significant impact […]

Data protection: European Commission launches the process towards adoption of the adequacy decision for the Republic of Korea

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launches the process towards adoption of the adequacy decision for the transfer of personal data to the Republic of Korea. It will cover transfers of personal data to the Republic of Korea’s commercial operators as well as public authorities. If adopted, […]

A new era of sustainable travel prepares for take-off

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sadiq Gillani, Senior Vice President, Emirates Group and Lecturer in Management Stanford Rebuilding travel sustainably in the wake of the pandemic has become a priority for the industry. Changing travel habits, accelerated fleet retirements, subsidies for biofuels and […]

How tech is helping Egypt’s informal recyclers build a circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laila Iskandar, Founder and Member of the Board, CID Consulting Cairo’s informal waste collectors (zabbaleen) are a distinctive part of the city’s street culture and currently collect 50-60% of its waste. A group of multinationals, backed by Egypt’s […]

European Development Days 2021: driving the global debate on green action ahead of Kunming and Glasgow Summits

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 14th European Development Days (EDD), a leading global forum on international partnerships and cooperation, will begin tomorrow to reflect on the road to the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD) COP15 in Kunming in October and COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. More than 1,000 organisations […]

MEPs endorse EU citizens’ call for gradual end to caged farming

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Caged animal farming could be phased out in the European Union by 2027, say MEPs. In their response to the “End the Cage Age” European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), MEPs asked the EU Commission to come up with legislative proposals to ban caged farming in […]

EU job-search aid worth €11.6 million for 3,700 dismissed workers in 4 countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In total, 3 700 workers who lost their jobs in Belgium, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands will receive €11.6 million in EU aid, following a plenary vote. MEPs approved four EU countries’ requests for support from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help […]

Why is scientific collaboration key? 4 experts explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Hazelton, Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of scientific collaboration. We asked members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Scientific Collaboration why it’s key for the future. […]

The need for a united Europe

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr. Tomasso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The epochal political challenge of the European peoples is their unification and the birth of a common continental democracy. The European dream, however, is […]

COVID-19 Wave III: Were the lessons learned from last year implemented?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mehak Zarif, a 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 topic, nor […]

EU proposes a strong multilateral trade response to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU has submitted its proposal seeking the commitment of World Trade Organization (WTO) members for a multilateral trade action plan to expand the production of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and ensure universal and fair access. With this proposal to the WTO, divided […]

EU and UK reach agreement in principle on fishing opportunities for the remainder of 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and the United Kingdom concluded today the negotiations on an agreement in principle setting out catch limits for jointly managed fish stocks for 2021. This was finalised  in a phone call this afternoon between Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, […]

7 chief economists on how to solve the pandemic’s labour market paradox

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum & Samantha Sault, Writer, Washington DC and Geneva Are we on the verge of the “Roaring Twenties” ­– or will continued unemployment and economic hardship stall the post-pandemic party for the […]

Keep talking. Why every organization needs a chief negotiator

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Milan Prilepok, Partner in Operations, McKinsey & Company & Spurti Kumar Chivukula, Knowledge Expert in Operations , McKinsey & Company The craft of negotiation in procurement is a powerful tool for the bottom line, but also to make […]

Brazilian pandemic: far beyond the virus

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Manoel Flávio Silva Kanisky, a fifth period medical student at Unicesumar, Maringá, Brazil. 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 reflect […]

The race to net-zero is on. This is how we can cross the finish line

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum & Gonzalo Muñoz, Conference of the Parties (COP) Champion for Chile, COP25 High Level Climate Champions Nature can play a fundamental role in achieving net-zero, with the capacity […]

Czech PM conflict of interest: MEPs want investigation into rule of law breaches

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission’s audit findings confirm the ongoing conflict of interest of Czech Prime Minister Babiš that Parliament raised in several resolutions and discharge reports. In a draft resolution adopted on Wednesday with 26 votes in favour, none against and 4 abstentions, the Budgetary Control […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: inaugural Plenary, Citizens’ event in June

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Executive Board today approved the calendar of Plenary meetings and European Citizens’ Panels, with the series of events starting next month. The inaugural Conference Plenary will take place on 19 June 2021, in Strasbourg, with remote and physical participation, in full compliance with […]