Flying taxis are getting closer to becoming a reality. Here’s the technology behind them

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 Many city journeys could become 75% faster thanks to a mode of transport straight out of the pages of science fiction. Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircrafts may be landing in a city […]

Impacts of Florida Vaccine Guidance in Indonesian Social Media

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Reynardi Larope Sutanto, a fifth-year medical student at the University of 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

EU-India: new Trade and Technology Council to lead on digital transformation, green technologies and trade

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and India have strengthened their relationship as strategic partners by setting up a new Trade and Technology Council (TTC). The new TTC will deepen strategic engagement on trade and technology between both partners. This follows the announcement by President of the […]

What are the top 5 things people want from work? New report

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 “Around the world, workers are faced with a series of unexpected challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, swiftly followed by an economic downturn and soaring inflation has created an uncertain and volatile work environment,” says […]

5 ways in which the workplace could serve young people better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum, Laurent Freixe, Executive Vice President, CEO Zone Latin America, Nestlé The Annual Meeting 2023 took place last week under the theme Cooperation in a Fragmented World. Back to its […]

Digital workers: MEPs ready for talks on new law to improve working conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, Parliament approved the decision to start negotiations on new measures to improve conditions for workers on digital labour platforms. 376 MEPs voted in favour of the mandate for talks with member states, 212 voted against and 15 abstained. Negotiations on the new […]

Ukraine: College of Commissioners travels to Kyiv

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today 2 February, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is travelling to Kyiv, Ukraine, for a College-to-Government meeting with the Government of Ukraine, together with 15 other members of the College of Commissioners. Accompanying the President for this visit are: […]

5 charts that show the potential of heat pumps

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 Heat pumps could make our homes, workplaces and public buildings more sustainable while increasing energy security. Thanks to soaring energy prices, they are also on course to become the cheapest heating option. Globally, […]

3 solutions helping net-zero aviation take off

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 Aviation is responsible for almost 3% of global human-generated CO2 emissions and without urgent action this could increase to 22% by 2050, according to aviation-industry group Energy Transitions Commission. Already, airlines belonging to the […]

5 reasons why sustainable timber must become a core global building material

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephanie Burrell, Community Lead, Forest Economy Program, World Economic Forum When sourced from sustainably managed, climate-smart forests, biobased buildings can be hugely instrumental in combating climate change, driving investment back into forests while simultaneously creating a carbon sink in […]

What’s happened this year in the global labour market?

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 A raft of interconnected crises, compounded by the war in Ukraine and COVID-19 pandemic, are creating a worsening outlook for the global labour market, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). The 10th […]

State aid: Commission approves €1.1 billion Danish scheme to support roll-out of carbon capture and storage technologies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €1.1 billion Danish scheme to support the roll-out of carbon capture and storage (‘CCS’) technologies. The measure contributes to the achievement of Denmark’s climate targets and the EU’s strategic objectives under the European […]

Uruguay is a sustainability success story – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Uruguay is the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America, known for its impressive coastline, high standard of living, low poverty rates and a football team that tends to punch above its weight. It’s also […]

How Europe can reshape its cities to boost vibrancy, resilience and climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Janez Potocnik, Co-Chair, International Resource Panel, Julia Okatz, Director Natural Resources, SYSTEMIQ Most people hold two assumptions about European cities. First, they naturally represent a vibrant way of life, world-renowned for their culture and relative safety. Second, they are […]

Meet 7 innovators accelerating the impact of Nature-based Solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kaya Bülbül, Digital Producer, World Economic Forum, Ribhu Ranjan Baruah, Project Lead, Biodiversity Finance Initiative, World Economic Forum Biodiversity and nature-related loss represent an unprecedented systemic portfolio risk for investors. Forty-four trillion dollars of economic value is moderately or […]

How to follow Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Di Caro, Virtual Event and Social Media Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum The world today is at a critical inflection point. The sheer number of ongoing crises calls for bold collective action. The Annual Meeting will bring […]

The IPO market plummeted in 2022. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content We’ve all read about high inflation, rising interest rates and the gloomy economic outlook – but what does that mean for companies? Well, among other things, it makes it difficult for them to […]

The $300 billion cost of human inactivity

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 world faces an epidemic of avoidable diseases like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and dementia unless swift action is taken to persuade people to become more active, according to new analysis by […]

Social Treatment to ‘Increased Sugar in Blood’ is ‘Increased Sweetness in Words, Works and Worlds’

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Seemab Mehmood, 2nd year MBBS student at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore,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 […]

Coping diabetes distress: Learning, connecting, and engaging

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, an early-stage researcher (ESRs) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. 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 […]

3 innovations that will help achieve a technology-led transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne T. Madden, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Honeywell International Inc. There is good news around if you look for it: businesses are rolling up their sleeves and leading the change in the energy revolution; major global corporations are […]

How a climate-smart forest economy could help mitigate climate change and its worst impacts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Zimmer, Director Sustainable Land Use, Climate-KIC The global population is rising, and cities, particularly, are taking the strain. Each week 1.5 million people move to urban areas. All these people need places to live and work and […]

The number of global patent applications is breaking records. Where are the hotspots?

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 Having an inspiring business idea is one thing, but taking action to bring it to life is another. In 2021, a record number of intellectual property (IP) filings were made for patents, trademarks and […]

The financial benefits of a World Cup win. How Qatar 2022’s prize pot extends beyond the pitch

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content Japan’s victory over Spain at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar brought predictable celebrations in Tokyo and a less predictable spike in shares on the Nikkei stock exchange. As the matchday VAR team […]

Deal on establishing the Social Climate Fund to support the energy transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Saturday night, Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement to set up a new fund to help vulnerable citizens most affected by energy and transport poverty. Negotiators agreed to establish the Social Climate Fund (SCF) to benefit vulnerable households, micro-enterprises and transport users […]

Climate change: Deal on a more ambitious Emissions Trading System (ETS)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Saturday night, MEPs and EU governments agreed to reform the Emissions Trading System to further reduce industrial emissions and invest more in climate friendly technologies. The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), which enshrines the “polluter pays” principle, is at the core of European […]

Social Code of Diabetes 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nowshin Tabassum, a fourth year medical student currently studying in Sheikh Hasina Medical College, Jamalpur, 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 writers and do […]

5 things you need to know about AI this month

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. Here’s the news according to an AI tool Recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) include the creation of a powerful new […]

Holodomor: Parliament recognises Soviet starvation of Ukrainians as genocide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs deplore that 90 years after the Holodomor, Russia is again committing horrific crimes in Ukraine.  In a resolution adopted on Thursday, the European Parliament recognises the famine inflicted by the Soviet regime on Ukraine in 1932-1933 – known as the Holodomor – as […]

Joint EU-US statement following the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1. On 15 December 2022, the United States hosted the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs at Department of Homeland Security Headquarters in Washington D.C. The United States was represented by Secretary for Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Attorney General Merrick […]

€186 million to promote high quality and sustainable EU agri-food products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission will allocate €185.9 million in 2023 to fund promotion activities for sustainable and high quality EU agri-food products in the EU and worldwide. The 2023 promotion policy work programme adopted today by the Commission contributes to the realisation of the political […]

Ukraine: EU agrees ninth package of sanctions against Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the Council’s adoption of a ninth package of hard-hitting sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. This responds to Russia’s continued escalation and illegal war against Ukraine, in particular as Russia is deliberately targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, seeking to […]

Asylum: deal on reception conditions for applicants to international protection

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Registered asylum-applicants will be able to start working sooner and their integration prospects will improve, under a draft law agreed by Parliament and Council. The main aim of the revised Reception Conditions Directive is to ensure equivalent reception standards across EU member states when […]