How insect hotels and honey highways are helping bee populations in the Netherlands

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Pollinators such as bees are vital to many of our food crops – but across the globe they’re declining. In the Netherlands, more than half of bee species have come under threat as […]

Outbreak of COVID-19: The third wave and the people

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Asad Ali, a medical student of 3rd year MBBS in Sheikh Zayed medical college Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. 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 writer […]

This innovative project fuses journalism and music to highlight lawlessness at sea

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Urbina, Investigative Reporter and Director, The Outlaw Ocean Project Environmental crimes and human rights abuses are rife at sea and their offshore status means they’re largely hidden from the world. The Outlaw Ocean Project is a journalistic […]

On COVID-19: Did we prepare for another storm while dust was settling? A tale of world’s largest democracy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms.  Aakriti, a student of MBBS 3rd year, studying at Medical College Baroda, Gujarat, India. 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 […]

What is the ‘Green List’ and how can it help protect the world’s natural wonders?

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 The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas aims to raise standards for nature conservation. 16 countries worldwide have currently made the list, with 50 more hoping to make the grade. […]

3 reasons manufacturing in 2021 will focus on connecting workers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lawrence Whittle, CEO, Parsable The COVID-19 pandemic has shown industrial businesses the importance of a healthy workforce and the need to create positive work environments physically and virtually. The sector is facing a lack of digital tools and […]

Statement by Commissioner Kyriakides on the review by the European Medicines Agency of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a  formal request by the European Commission, the European Medicines Agency has reviewed additional vaccination and epidemiological data submitted by Member States in relation to the AstraZeneca vaccine to give a more precise scientific opinion on the safety profile of the vaccine in […]

New Commission Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation to further strengthen evidence-based policymaking

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has launched a Knowledge Centre on Earth Observation, to maximise the use of knowledge generated from Earth Observation, in particular from the European Copernicus Programme, in EU policymaking. The ultimate goal of the Centre is to support the efficient implementation of the […]

Early healthcare investment is our best chance at healthy ageing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Ataguba, Associate Professor and Director, University of Cape Town & David E. Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health & Andrew J Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School The […]

Early detection of chronic kidney disease can save lives and cut costs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruud Dobber, Executive Vice President and President, BioPharmaceuticals Business Unit, AstraZeneca Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 700 million people around the world. Without investment in early detection, the cost of kidney failure will continue to spiral. Here are […]

EU is right place to tackle pandemic, but reform is needed, latest survey finds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Covid-19 pandemic has strengthened citizens’ beliefs that the European Union is the right place to develop effective solutions to tackle its effects. At the end of 2020, more respondents saw things on the right path at EU level in comparison with their own […]

EU signs final contracts under the €6 billion budget of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission concluded the final contracts under the operational €6 billion budget of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey. The signature of the final eight contracts worth €780 million covers support for basic needs, health care, protection, municipal infrastructure as well as […]

Behind the firewall: a discussion on the evolution of cybersecurity in the utility industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Gumbiner, Consultant, Siemens The utility sector is being transformed – and this process has opened the industry up to a new range of cyber-threats. Attacks will continue to escalate in frequency and complexity. Here, two industry experts […]

Markets can accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Prices shape the behaviours of individuals and companies alike. Insurers are incentivizing customers to tackle climate change. A carbon tax would encourage users to put less of it into the […]