The 5 lessons from New York Climate Week to help us combat deforestation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum Post-New York Climate Week and the Sustainable Development Impact Summit running alongside the UN General Assembly, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the climate crisis and deforestation’s role […]

We need to talk about mental health at work, say employees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Half of Millennials and 75% of Generation Z workers have left a job voluntarily for mental health reasons, compared to 20% of older generations. That’s according to a recent study from Mind Share […]

Reforms in Latvia must result in stronger enforcement to tackle foreign bribery and subsequent money laundering risks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Latvia has continued to improve its framework against bribery of foreign public officials and subsequent money laundering but the reforms need to translate into further effective enforcement, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery. According to the Working Group, […]

Wages are flatlining around the world – is automation to blame?

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 Fast-paced technological developments like automation are becoming an everyday reality, transforming the workplace. And a new report from recruitment firm Hays highlights how automation is not just putting jobs at risk, but also […]

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The global population is on pace to expand by about 2 billion in the next 30 years, and a lot more of us are now eating far wider variety of things than our parents or grandparents ever did. For […]

These are the United States’ most exported products

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 Silicon Valley may be the tech capital of the world but physical goods still account for around two-thirds of US exports, new figures show. Machinery and electrical equipment brought in $363 billion – […]

One in three children do not get the nutrition they need

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victor M Aguayo, Associate director and global chief of nutrition, programme division, UNICEF When you read the words child malnutrition, you will most likely see a child with a hollow face and a swollen stomach in one of the […]

Gender Equality Index 2019: Still far from the finish line

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU continues its snail’s pace when it comes to gender equality progress. The latest Gender Equality Index from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) shows that the EU’s score for gender equality is up just one point to 67.4, since the 2017 […]

Health privatization to blame for health inequality or poor investment in public health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Camila Assunção, a second-year medical student at Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Brazil. She 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Reading the smoke signals: The long-term consequences of Amazon wildfire on global health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Christos Tsagkaris, a fifth-year medical student at the University of Crete. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

EU trade agreements: delivering new opportunities in time of global economic uncertainties

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Despite the difficult global economic climate, European companies have continued to make good use of the opportunities created by the European Union’s trade network – the largest in the world. In 2018 this network covered 31% of Europe’s trade exchanges, a figure that is […]

The world is facing more disasters. This is how data can help us reduce that risk

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandra Bilak, Director, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Risk is an everyday feature of our lives. How we react to it, who pays and who benefits, reveals much about our societies and their values. The risk of disaster can never […]

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. He’s Africa’s youngest leader who ended a conflict that had seemed intractable for decades. And on Friday, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Abiy, now 43, took office in April 2018 after the resignation […]

What India’s route to universal health coverage can teach the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chairperson, Apollo Munich Health Insurance The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) as stated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is one of the most significant commitments to equitable […]

These are India’s cleanest cities

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 Indore is officially India’s cleanest city, topping a national survey for the third consecutive year. It’s a remarkable achievement – just a few years ago, it ranked a lowly 25th. The Swachh Survekshan […]

This is why retail is such a sore point in India-US trade relations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content The relationship between India and the United States has been described as one of the most important of the 21st century. India is predicted to be the world’s second-largest economy by 2030, with […]

World Mental Health Day is a chance to listen to those with the condition – the biggest experts of all

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine L. Switz, Founder and Executive Director, The Stability Network & Peter Varnum, Project Lead, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum In 2019, mental health is increasingly taking centre stage as governments, foundations, companies and entertainers step up […]

Burnout is a pandemic. Why don’t we talk more about it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gill Cassar, Programme Lead, Environment and Sustainability, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum and Dominik Breitinger, Project Lead, Climate Governance and Finance, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum Stress – from the Latin “stringere”, to squeeze tight, touch or injure […]

The Amazon is burning and we’re all watching

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nweke Ozioma Ruth, a Nigerian medical student. She 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s […]

MEPs call for decisive action to fight inequalities in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Commission and EU countries have to beef up social rights by delivering on the EU Pillar of Social Rights with legislative proposals and adequate funding. While the euro area’s unemployment rate hit a record low of 7.4% in August 2019, youth unemployment remains unacceptably […]

MEPs oppose EU Commission plans to authorise three herbicide-resistant GMOs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs opposed the EU Commission plans to authorise imports of products containing three glyphosate and glufosinate ammonium-resistant GMOs, in non-binding resolutions on Thursday. On Wednesday evening, MEPs also held a debate with the European Commission on the authorisation process for GMO imports, the shortcomings […]

EU to take action against fake news and foreign electoral interference

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Foreign electoral interference seriously threatens European democratic societies to the benefit of anti-EU, right-wing extremist and populist forces, warn MEPs. Attempts to influence decision-making in the EU put at risk European democratic societies, warn MEPs in the resolution adopted on Thursday with 469 votes […]

These are the world’s 10 most competitive economies in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thierry Geiger, Head, Benchmarking Practice, World Economic Forum & Roberto Crotti, Economist, World Economic Forum Since 1979, the World Economic Forum has been taking the temperature of long-term economic growth and productivity in its Global Competitiveness Report. The 2019 […]

5 trends in the global economy – and their implications for economic policymakers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum & Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director; Head of the Centre for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum The Global Competitiveness Report 2019 is a much-needed economic compass, building on […]

Water inequality used to be a developing world problem only. Not any more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Will Sarni, Founder and CEO, Water Foundry It is far too easy to view scarcity and poor quality of water as issues solely affecting emerging economies. While the images of women and children fetching water in Africa and a […]

Mediterranean and Black Seas: Commission proposes fishing opportunities for 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted its first ever proposal on fishing opportunities covering both the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. With this proposal, the Commission is delivering on the political commitments made in the MedFish4Ever and Sofia Declarations to promote sustainable management of fish […]

The Collapse of the Brazilian Health Care System

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Anna Maria Andrade Barbosa, a second-year medical student at Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Brazil. She 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Flying high: how India could lead the world in drones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harrison Wolf, Project Lead, Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & Vignesh Santhanam, India lead, Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace, World Economic Forum What will it take for drones and other Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to develop into flourishing, future-oriented […]

European Commission welcomes the positive assessment about how it has managed the EU budget

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In its latest report about the management of the EU budget,the European Court of Auditors – the independent auditor of EU spending – confirmed that the Juncker Commission had significantly improved the way it administered the EU budget. The auditors gave the EU annual […]

Four revolutionary technologies that are now obsolete

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Japan’s last pager has emitted its final beep. Tokyo Telemessage, the country’s only remaining pager provider, shut down its radio signals this week, following decades of dwindling subscribers. Pagers first went on sale […]

This app lets you plant trees to fight deforestation

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 Planting trees to save the planet just got a whole lot easier – no gardening gloves required. A new app from the young people behind the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation means anyone can now help […]

These countries have the best work-life balance

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 If you’re frustrated with your work-life balance, you might consider moving to the Netherlands. Dutch people don’t tend to work very long hours and spend more time on leisure activities, as well as […]

Towards a European Republic

This article was written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Tommaso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Only citizens can build a European Republic. National governments have failed because they do not want it. They don’t want to lose their power. […]