Why carbon capture could be the game-changer the world needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute The clock is ticking, and greater ambition is needed. The scale of the challenge is unprecedented. The world economy is set to double in the next 20 years, while we need to cut […]

Your morning cup of coffee contains 140 litres of water

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 The next time you casually turn on a tap, fill a kettle and make a cup of coffee, take a moment to consider how important water is to your life. While we are […]

Don’t compare data to oil – digitization needs a new mindset

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General, Finnish National Board of Education We must be able to make the utilization of knowledge and the processes of collective learning more visible in order to be able to operate better in the future. We […]

5 things you need to know about water

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brett Walton, Reporter, Circle of Blue Securing adequate supplies of clean water in a changing climate is one of the world’s most urgent social, political, economic, and environmental challenges. World Water Day, an annual UN-sponsored event, calls attention to […]

Why we need a new social contract for data in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Mills, Assistant Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics & Jennifer Miller, Founder and President, Bioethics International With advances in data collection, information technology and data science in the 21st century, the prospects of targeted disease prevention and precision healthcare […]

4 ways to cyberproof your business during mergers & acquisitions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Sam Rajachudamani, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a commonly adopted business strategy in the interest of value creation. Motivation for M&A varies and includes […]

What the car industry has done to help fight climate change – and what it needs to do next

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Hillyer, US Media Relations Intern, World Economic Forum Last week, an estimated 1.5 million students from more than 100 countries walked out of schools and into the streets to protest the lack of climate action being taken by […]

There are more than 1 billion guns in the world and this is who owns them

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 New Zealand’s ban on semi-automatic weapons has put guns, violence and regulation back in the spotlight, underscoring the different approaches taken by governments around the world and their relative success. Prime Minister […]

Council strongly criticised over failing to act to protect EU values in Hungary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Civil Liberties Committee MEPs condemned the Council’s inaction relating to EU values in Hungary, following last September’s Article 7 request by Parliament. In the debate with the Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Political and Security Committee Permanent Representative Călin Stoica, on behalf of […]

What happiness can teach us about how we measure human development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Last week I had the opportunity to visit Bhutan for the first time, a trip I’ve been looking forward to for many years. The country’s quest to buck the global trend […]

Manufacturing is finally entering a new era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Mirandette, Head of Customer Team, Tulip Interfaces Manufacturing is in the midst of a period of unprecedented change, as we transition from the industrial age to the information age. The manufacturers that will prove best able to capture […]

ITU Telecom World 2019 will take place on 9-12 September in Budapest, Hungary

Sponsored content ITU Telecom World 2019 takes place from 9 -12 September in Budapest, Hungary, a dynamic hub of innovation and commerce in the heart of Europe. The global event for tech SMEs, corporates and governments, it is a platform for accelerating ICT innovation through partnerships and collaboration to improve lives faster, and make the […]

ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly: strengthening the partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs discussed the future of the partnership and agreed to enhance support for education and the fight against climate change. During the 37th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), which took place from 18 to 20 March […]

Three things Nigeria must do to end extreme poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, Commissioner (sub-national Minister), Ministry of Budget and National Planning of Nigeria About 90 million people – roughly half Nigeria’s population – live in extreme poverty, according to estimates from the World Data Lab’s Poverty Clock. Around […]

Chart of the day: These countries have the highest share of electric vehicles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Electric cars are proving to be a massive hit in Norway. Almost half of all new passenger car sales in 2018 were electric or hybrid vehicles, according to the latest numbers. This figure […]

These five exercise trends will help society and your health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content There’s a new must-have accessory every avid runner needs. It’s not the latest wearable tech. It’s not a pair of amazingly supportive running shoes. No, it’s the humble refuse bag. You could choose […]

Primary Health Care: in a world of specializations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Clara Marques Santana, a second-year medical student at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in Governador Valadares (UFJF-GV), 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 to the writer and […]

Antitrust: Commission fines Google €1.49 billion for abusive practices in online advertising

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance by imposing a number of restrictive clauses in contracts with third-party websites which prevented Google’s rivals from placing their search adverts on these websites. Commissioner […]

Everything you need to know about Ireland’s economy (Post Brexit)

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 Image: Statista Ireland’s economy is outperforming most other Eurozone countries with almost full employment and rising real wages. So why are Irish consumers among the most pessimistic in Europe? Although it was among […]

In Tunisia, budding entrepreneurs can take a year off their job

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 Tunisia has introduced a law that aims to make it easier for entrepreneurs to launch, run and liquidate businesses. Part of a wider plan to turn the country into a digital hub and […]

If people aren’t responding to climate warnings, we need to change the message

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kok Kwang Phoon, Director, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore & Olivia Jensen, Lead Scientist, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore Top decision-makers […]

5 neuroscience hacks that will make you happier

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Media Relations Specialist, World Economic Forum Your brain could be lying to you about what makes you happy. That was the message from three Yale University professors who spoke at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 […]

Seven trends shaping the future of the mining and metals industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicolas Maennling, Senior economics and policy researcher, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia Law School & Perrine Toledano, Head: Extractive Industries, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment The mining and metals industry is recovering from one of its most difficult […]

Primary Healthcare should be strongly connected with initial education

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. María Cedeño & Ms. Julia E. Acosta, a second and first-year medical students respectively at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the […]

OECD survey reveals many people unhappy with public services and benefits

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Many people in OECD countries believe public services and social benefits are inadequate and hard to reach. More than half say they do not receive their fair share of benefits given the taxes they pay, and two-thirds believe others get more than they deserve. Nearly three […]

These countries are home to the highest proportion of refugees in the world

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 By the end of 2017, persecution, conflict and violence had forced 68.5 million people from their homes. That figure – from the UNHCR’s 2018 Global Trends Report – includes 25.4 million refugees (over […]

How innovation from within is transforming International Organizations as well as lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tina Ambos, Director, Institute of Management at the University of Geneva & Katherine Tatarinov, PhD Student and Teaching Assistant, Geneva School of Economics and Management Last year the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, made a call to action. “Beginning […]

Fairer and clearer rules on social benefits for EU mobile workers agreed

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New rules aim to ensure access to social security for EU workers who have moved to a different EU country, while fairly distributing obligations among member states. An agreement on modernised rules to coordinate national social security systems was reached by Employment Committee negotiators […]

EU and China in search of a win-win agreement through strategic cooperation ahead of the EU-China summit

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini together with the 28 EU Foreign Ministers met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi last Monday to discuss the agenda of the EU-China Strategic Dialogue. During the meeting, both parties had the opportunity to enhance and promote their mutual cooperation on several international topics. Both sides […]

European Defence Fund on track with €525 million for Eurodrone and other joint research and industrial projects

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today adopted work programmes to co-finance joint defence industrial projects in 2019-2020 worth up to €500 million. A further €25 million have been earmarked to support collaborative defence research projects in 2019, with calls for proposals launched today. The Juncker Commission […]

More than half of the global population is now online

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 There’s a really neat web page on which you can, literally, watch the internet grow. As the numbers roll up towards 4.2 billion users, you see that 55% of the world’s 7.7 billion […]

Remarks by High Representative/ Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the EU-China Strategic Dialogue

This article is brought to you in association with the European Council. It was a great pleasure for me to welcome back again the State Councilor, my good friend, the Foreign Minister [of China] Wang Yi – with whom I have been working very closely together during these almost-five-years of my mandate – for the European […]

In polarized America, a new divide looms

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content If you’re concerned that the times we live in feel increasingly polarized, what follows might not help you feel any more relaxed. There’s yet another divide threatening to cut across the United States. […]