The staggering loss of the Arctic Ocean’s oldest sea ice shown in time-lapse

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 A new time-lapse video shows sea ice off the coast of Greenland is melting fast, with just 5% of the original mass remaining. The oldest and thickest ice has been replaced by thinner […]

How health privatization increases health inequities

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Diana Marcela Mantilla Barrera, a 21 year old fourth-year medical student at Universidad Industrial de Santander in Bucaramanga, Colombia. 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 […]

Revamp collective bargaining to prevent rising labour market inequalities in rapidly changing world of work

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Collective bargaining and worker’s voice are key labour rights but can also improve labour market performances, according to new OECD findings. Yet both these rights are under pressure from the general weakening of labour relations in many countries and the rise of new and often precarious […]

Why ignoring women is costing financial services money

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Gillespie, Partner, Oliver Wyman & Jessica Clempner, Principal, Oliver Wyman Over the last 10 years, achieving gender balance in financial services has remained a challenge across Europe and worldwide, with the industry still male-dominated, particularly at senior level. […]

The future of suicide and depression prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Wiktoria Izdebska, a 3rd year medical student of Medical University of Białystok, Poland. 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 […]

To build a circular economy, we need to put recycling in the bin

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandre Lemille, Co-founder and general secretary, African Circular Economy Network Too often the concept of a circular economy is muddled up with some kind of advanced recycling process that would mean keeping our industrial system as it is and […]

How Kolkata is tackling its air pollution with public transportation

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 Kolkata is pioneering greener commutes citywide – and thanks to an innovative project to deploy more electric buses and ferries, the city now ranks fifth on a list of places that are reducing […]

3 reasons why Singapore is the smartest city in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan, Community Specialist, Young Global Leaders – Asia, World Economic Forum Geneva It’s official: Singapore is the world’s smartest city. That’s according to a new survey Published by Swiss business school IMD and the Singapore University of Technology […]

The mental health of our society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sanem ERGEN, a second year medical student at Istanbul University. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 facts about the world’s most valuable company, Saudi Aramco

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 world’s biggest oil firm Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known as Aramco, has confirmed it is pushing ahead with what is expected to be the world’s biggest initial public offering (IPO). The state-owned […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mental health and suicide prevention: why focus on primary care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Thaís Queiroz Landi, fourth-year medical student at the São Lucas University Center, in Rondônia. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mental health and suicide: when the alarm bells are faced with deaf ears

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Imane Oujaa, a third-year medical student in the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Marrakesh, Morocco. 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 […]

5 things you may not know about Dubai

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 Most people think of Dubai as a tourist hub. And with nearly 16 million visitors in 2018, it’s the world’s fourth most popular destination. It also tops the list for visitor spending, with […]

5 times people predicted the future and got it really wrong

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 Predictions are very difficult. Especially if they’re about the future. Or so the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr supposedly said. And if these past predictions are anything to go by, he was right. […]

The 5 mistakes we’re making in the fight against global energy poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Todd Moss, Founder and Executive Director, Energy for Growth Hub Energy consumption, in all its many forms, enables everything from how we live, eat and move, to how we work and communicate. Greater energy use is also needed to […]

Amazon sinks while our breath sinks

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Devansh singh , medical student(M.D.) of Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk,Russian Federation. 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 […]

The world just took a step closer to eradicating polio

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 Health Organization formally certified the eradication of wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) on World Polio Day. It marks a major victory for global health efforts, including mass vaccination and leaves just […]

The dark side of Diwali, festival of lights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: TP Chopra, Founder and CEO, Bharat Light & Power If you are in Delhi during Diwali, the city buzzes with celebrations. It is a time of giving, of adorning your home with beautiful lights to entice the Goddess Lakshmi […]

Why good cybersecurity in business is everyone’s responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paige H. Adams, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Cybersecurity leaders are also business leaders, working to protect data without business interruption. But the complexities and magnitude of today’s cybersecurity challenges are daunting for many organizations and […]

There are 3 barriers blocking good menstrual hygiene for all women. Here’s how we overcome them

  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 More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, often because they lack access to menstrual health products and receive little or no education about menstruation before […]

Implementation of EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU mobilises €663 million in humanitarian assistance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is mobilising €663 million in humanitarian aid to continue major projects under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. €600 million will ensure the continuity of the EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme – the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN). The remaining […]

Why the world needs systems leadership, not selfish leadership

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: W. Lee Howell, Managing Director, World Economic Forum A recent headline, Narcissists Horrible People but Happy struck a nerve globally, at least on the social media channels that I follow. The story focused on research by Queen’s University Belfast […]