Parliament updates the composition of its committees and subcommittees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs updated the number of members in Parliament’s 20 committees and 3 sub-committees, and the political groups determined who will sit in each committee. Following a plenary vote on the proposal by Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (673 for, 17 against, 5 abstentions), […]

‘State of the World’ Special Address by President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum, via videoconference

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Check against delivery” Danke Klaus, Ladies and Gentlemen, There is a question lingering out there since the start of the pandemic: Are our democracies strong and fast enough to face the incredible challenge of COVID-19? Can democracies deliver? I have no doubt. The pandemic […]

Protecting consumers from misleading reviews: 55% of screened websites violate EU law

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and national consumer protection authorities released the results of an EU-wide website screening (“sweep”) on online consumer reviews. Under the coordination of the Commission, authorities of 26 Member States, Iceland and Norway checked 223 major websites for misleading consumer reviews. […]

When is the pandemic going to end?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ronaldo Pichardo, a 22-year-old medical student at the university “Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 […]

Building an inclusive metaverse starts now. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brenda K. Tsai, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, DXC Technology Continuous delaying of a worldwide post-pandemic reopening has meant some form of virtual working is likely long-term. The metaverse can provide benefits to companies and workers alike, enabling […]

These are the most international universities in the world in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education Times Higher Education’s (THE) survey of over 10,000 academics features internationally oriented universities leading global academic collaboration efforts through knowledge diplomacy. Knowledge diplomacy values scientific exchange and diverse, international student […]

Intellectual property: Statement by EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton welcoming the provisional application of the Unitary Patent

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today marks an important day for innovation in Europe. Today, the Unitary Patent starts to become reality. It has been a long and difficult way to get here: almost 50 years of discussions, and a decade since the Unitary Patent was agreed.  Today, with a sufficient […]

We know plastic pollution is bad – but how exactly is it linked to climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Many plastics end up in the ocean, where they release greenhouse gases as they slowly break down. Plastic incineration is a significant source of air pollution. Establishing a circular economy is crucial […]

Four candidates to become EP President

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Roberta Metsola, Alice Kuhnke, Kosma Złotowski and Sira Rego are running for the post of Parliament’s President for the second half of the 2019-2024 term. Parliament’s Vice-President Pedro Silva Pereira (S&D, PT) announced the four names to plenary on Monday evening, once the deadline […]

REACT-EU: €382.7 million to help Spain’s regions fighting the coronavirus pandemic and supporting a digital and green transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has granted €382.7million under the 2022 tranche of REACT-EU to support the recovery and the digital and green transition of Spain. This additional funding under the European Regional Development Fund is added to twelve 2014-2020 operational programmes to help the health system […]

The beginning of endemicity

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ketevan Khetsuriani, a 22-year, enthusiastic 5th-year medical student at David Tvildiani Medical University in Tbilisi, Georgia. 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 […]

Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asutosh Padhi, Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company The decline of the United States’ manufacturing industry has driven inequality and hurt its global competitiveness. Revitalizing manufacturing could add 1.5 million well-paid jobs to the economy and reinvigorate […]

Reframing the role of educators: five ways to maintain childlike optimism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide Research shows optimism tends to peak in late youth before declining over most people’s lifetimes in some countries. Teaching young people skills such as reframing, taking action, gratitude and […]

Four ways universities can future-proof education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Gast, President, Imperial College London The COVID-19 crisis accelerated changes that were on the horizon for universities, stepping up research and moving teaching online. Now they must hold on to the best of those changes, and forge […]

State aid: Commission invites comments on proposed revision of EU State aid rules for agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting all interested parties to comment on proposed revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery sectors. The purpose of the proposed revision is to align the current rules with the current EU strategic priorities, in particular the Common […]

COVID-19: from pandemic to endemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Teresa Leitão, a 3rd year Medical Student from NOVA Medical School, in Lisbon. 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 […]

How road pricing is tackling congestion and pollution in cities like London and Singapore

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Ketter, Professor of Information Systems for Sustainable Society, University of Cologne & Mary Loane, Lead, Global New Mobility Coalition, World Economic Forum LLC Private vehicle traffic is skyrocketing – bringing with it more traffic jams, longer travel […]

Inequality is not confined to humans. Animals are divided by privilege, too

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 Inequality is a threat to our social fabric, but it’s not just a human problem. A new study shows the animal kingdom is riven by privilege and inequality. For some species, being […]

Training a new generation of cybersecurity experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand globally and companies are struggling to find people with the right skills. The impact The World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity and its partners have launched a set of initiatives to reduce the […]

3 ways Asia-Pacific healthcare can become patient-centric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lance Little, Managing Director, Region Asia Pacific, Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Personalized diagnostics can now put patients at the heart of healthcare. Large-scale data analytics will further the power of patient diagnostics. Public and private sector must collaborate […]

State aid: Commission approves €24 million Hungarian investment aid to Volta Energy Solutions’ battery copper foil plant

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found Hungary’s €24 million investment aid to Volta Energy Solutions for the extension of a battery copper foil plant in the Hungarian region of Közép-Dunántúl (Central Transdanubia) to be in line with EU State aid rules. The aid will contribute […]

COVID-19: when are we finally going to eradicate it?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Abiola Asekun, a 4th year medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

These are the digital skills companies need to succeed in a changing economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content No job is exempt from digitalization, says the Industry Skills report from online learning platform Coursera. Companies with “cutting edge” skills proficiencies saw better returns on their stock in 2020 than those […]

State aid: Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for Greece

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Greece’s map for granting regional aid from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2027 within the framework of the revised Regional aid Guidelines (‘RAG’). The revised RAG, adopted by the Commission on 19 April […]

How green corridors can enable the transition to zero-emission shipping

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesse Fahnestock, Head, Research and Analysis, Global Maritime Forum & Aparajit Pandey, Associate, Energy Transitions Commission Zero-emission fuels and vessels will need to be deployed at scale over the next decade to meet emissions targets by 2050. Green […]

Bullying, a leading cause to child and adolescent suicide

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Patience Machayi, also known as Paciencia Machai, an Angolan and currently a fourth year Medical student at Sumy State University in Ukraine. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The earth is dimming. What ‘earthshine’ means for our climate system

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 Our planet absorbs light and radiation from the sun and reflects some radiation back into space. But Earth’s reflectivity is reducing over time, according to new research. Rising sea temperatures have reduced […]

Harassment: Who should act?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Obsse is a fourth-year medical student at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. 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 reflect […]

Commission supports Croatia with €319 million for the series of earthquakes in Sisak-Moslavina, Karlovac and Zagreb Counties

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted the financing decision awarding €319 million of EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) support to Croatia following the devastating series of earthquakes that hit Sisak-Moslavina, Karlovac and Zagreb Counties in December 2020 and January 2021. This catastrophe came only a few months […]

Preventing child and adolescent suicide in Africa and developing nations; taking action towards early detection of bullying

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a Ghanaian medical student at Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Preparation ladder of resolution for younger generations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sneha Chakraborty is a Final year Medical student at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 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 […]

How farming innovations can feed the world and protect the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: J. Erik Fyrwald, Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta Group Approximately 40% of the global population cannot afford a healthy diet. Agriculture industry is vulnerable to climate impacts, making it harder to support a growing population. Innovative technologies and practices […]

Health governance: how to include youth in decision making?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ray Salameh, 23 years old, obtained a Bachelor in Biology as well as an attestation for completing the first year of masters in Molecular Biology at the Lebanese University-Faculty of Sciences. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]