Brexit: Citizens’ rights remain a key priority for MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Brexit Steering Group met on Tuesday 12 November with several committees to look at the part of the Withdrawal Agreement on citizens’ rights. The focus of this meeting with the LIBE, EMPL, JURI, PETI and AFCO committees was on the implementation in the […]

Wolfgang Schäuble: “Without European unification, there would be no German unity”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EP President David Sassoli and President of the German Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble commemorated the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, paid tribute to courageous European citizens “who peacefully, without any violence, but through […]

The European reaction to the neo-fascist wind

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. Italian neo-fascism manifests itself in various forms. First of all, organizational. Salvini’s party is dictatorial. At the top there is Salvini who is the […]

Amsterdam has a bubble barrier to catch canal plastic

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 The latest innovation to tackle plastic pollution? A bubble barrier. A wall of bubbles can intercept plastics in rivers and canals without blocking the passage of boats and marine wildlife. Tests of a […]

These are the countries that have made their climate commitments law

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 New Zealand has joined an elite group of countries that has enacted emissions-target legislation, aiming to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050. The new law commits the country of 4.9 million people to achieve […]

Happy workers are more productive, research shows

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 How are you feeling? Your answer to this deceptively simple question will likely determine how productive you will be at work today, according to new research. A team at the University of Oxford’s […]

New OECD work to support citizen engagement with governments

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. OECD Observatory of Civic Space will measure access, recommend steps to safeguard public role in policy The OECD unveiled at the Paris Peace Forum today a new Observatory of Civic Space, an initiative to support countries in promoting and protecting an environment that enables citizens and […]

Austria: reforms will be necessary to uphold high well-being levels

‌ This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Austria stands out for its high levels of economic and social well-being. Preserving these will require reforms to improve competition in the service sector, increase access to risk capital for firms of all sizes, encourage more women and migrants into the workforce and lengthen work […]

This is what’s happening to the Amazon, according to NASA

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 Human activity is drying out the air above the Amazon, according to a new study, raising fears the planet’s biggest and most biodiverse rainforest will soon be unable to sustain itself. Researchers from […]

Why law enforcement and businesses need to join forces to fight global cybercrime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Craig Jones, Director of Cybercrime, INTERPOL The digital revolution is changing the way law enforcement protects communities and the way businesses manage risk. The World Economic Forum’s Regional […]

Stop wars disguised as peace missions

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. European soldiers are still in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, but we only remember them when a bomb explodes, and they return home in […]

Mental health and suicide prevention-what can be done to increase access to mental health services in my region?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Niedja Fernanda Nobre dos Santos, a student of the third period of Medicine of the State University of Rio Grande do Norte-UERN, 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 […]

38th ACP-EU Assembly: dialogue on cooperation challenges in Kigali

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Climate change and food security, migration, sustainable growth and the post-Cotonou ACP-EU agreement are set to be the focus of the 38th session of the assembly. Members of the European Parliament and parliamentarians of 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will meet in Kigali, […]

Illegal fishing plagues the Pacific Ocean. Here’s how to end it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Leape, William and Eva Price Senior Fellow, Woods Institute; Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University The ocean is a lawless frontier. Nation states hold jurisdiction over waters within 200 miles of their coasts, but for many countries, […]

Vaccine against Ebola: Commission grants first-ever market authorisation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission adopted the decision granting marketing authorisation to the company Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. for a vaccine against Ebola. This vaccine, called Ervebo, had been in development since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014. It is already used, […]

Humanitarian Aid: EU allocates €55 million in Sudan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is mobilising €55 million to help vulnerable people caught in humanitarian crises in Sudan. The announcement comes as at least 8 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 6.3 million not having enough food to meet their […]

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights marks its 10th anniversary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 1 December 2019, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights will celebrate its 10th anniversary since it became legally binding, with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009. To mark this anniversary, the European Commission, together with the Finnish […]

Universities need strategic leadership. Here’s what it looks like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Dodgson, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland & David Gann, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Imperial College Universities are remarkably robust. The average age of the top 20 European universities is 345 years. They are not […]

How tech can help businesses balance profit and purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund With the US administration turning its back on the Paris Climate Agreement, demands for corporate climate leadership are mounting. At a time when executives should be filling the leadership gap, too many CEOs […]

Health spending set to outpace GDP growth to 2030

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Health expenditure will outpace GDP growth over the next 15 years in almost every OECD country, according to new OECD forecasts. Health spending per capita will grow at an average annual rate of 2.7% across the OECD and will reach 10.2% of GDP by 2030, up […]

The world’s economy is only 9% circular. We must be bolder about saving resources

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 & Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum The immense progress in human development over the past century has provided incredible opportunities for many, yet it has been largely fuelled […]

Trade: EU-Singapore agreement to enter into force on 21 November 2019

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. EU Member States today endorsed the trade agreement between the EU and Singapore. This means the agreement will enter into force as soon as 21 November. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “This is the European Union’s first bilateral trade agreement with […]

South Korea wants to build three hydrogen-powered cities by 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content South Korea is vying to win the race to create the first hydrogen-powered society. It wants to build three hydrogen-powered cities by 2022 as it positions itself as a leader in the green technology. The […]

De-stigmatizing a mental illness: importance of individual and collective representativeness

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela Moreira, a medical student is in her third year of medical school at the University Center of Pará de Belém, Pará. 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 […]

An overview of mental health impacts on women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer and suicide prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Araújo de Medeiros Mendes is a first year medical student at UNICEPLAC (Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos). 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 […]

5G networks: to slice or not to slice?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manish Mangal, Chief Technology Officer, Network Services, Tech Mahindra In many ways, 5G represents more than its definition as the fifth generation of network and mobile communication. When fully utilized, the technology reflects the augmentation of a smart ecosystem […]

5 unexpected ways bicycles have made the world a better place

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 As the need for sustainable travel grows, bicycles are on the up. In 2011, the global market was worth $45 billion. By 2022, that figure will jump to $65 billion. The global bicycle […]

European Border and Coast Guard: Council adopts revised regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Council adopted today a new regulation on the European Border and Coast Guard, an important element of the EU’s comprehensive approach to migration and border management. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) is being strengthened in terms of staff and technical […]

This is why coral reefs are so vital for the planet

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 Beneath the ocean’s surface, colourful islands covered in algae are working hard to help the marine environment. Although they look more like plants or rocks, corals are animals that are essential for the […]

Make no mistake: the purpose of business is to serve society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvio Dulinsky, Head of Business Engagement – Latin America, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum In advance of the UN Climate Summit in September, 87 large companies from around the world ­– including three Brazilian companies – […]

Health spending set to outpace GDP growth to 2030

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Health expenditure will outpace GDP growth over the next 15 years in almost every OECD country, according to new OECD forecasts. Health spending per capita will grow at an average annual rate of 2.7% across the OECD and will reach 10.2% of GDP by 2030, up […]

Amazon fires: Health Effects, Near and Far

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rahba El-Amin, a fourth year medical student at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. 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 […]

Why enterprise risk management is the future for banks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeffrey Brown, Partner, Oliver Wyman’s Risk and Organizational Effectiveness practices, Washington DC & Michael Duane, Partner, Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services practice & Til Schuermann, Partner and Co-Head, Oliver Wyman’s Risk and Public Policy practice Regulators and risk managers have […]