Why we need a diverse range of decision-makers to progress climate negotiations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie-Claire Graf, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme, Sophie Daud, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme, Veena Balakrishnan, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme, Heeta Lakhani, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme & Lindsey Prowse, Specialist, 1t.org North America, World Economic Forum […]

Why private companies need to catch up on sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fiona Dunsire, Wealth Leader, Growth Markets, Mercer (Marsh McLennan), Stefan Dunatov, Chief Strategist, Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Suni Harford, Member of the Group Executive Board; President, Asset Management, UBS Public companies are leading private companies in three interlinked […]

This chart shows how much Ukraine and Russia export to the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Danny Richmond, Community Lead, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Geneva & James Forsyth, Community Lead South Asia/ASEAN and Member Relations, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Some countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia […]

How to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: 4 NGOs explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louise Thompson, Community Lead, Civil Society , World Economic Forum & Emily Wolfe, Early Careers Programme, Civil Society , World Economic Forum Overnight, the lives of Ukrainians worldwide were completely disrupted, their democracy attacked, and millions of people […]

An Unstable World Calls for Stronger China-EU Cooperation

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written by Mr. Wang Hongjian, the Chargé d’Affaires ad Interim of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The 23rd China-EU Summit will be held tomorrow. Chinese President Xi Jinping […]

Ukraine’s Defence Minister tells MEPs the country needs more military support

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov told MEPs the EU should hit Russia with destructive, “biting” sanctions that would paralyse its economy and force it to stop the aggression. Addressing MEPs remotely at a meeting of the Security and Defence Subcommittee, the Foreign Affairs […]

Ukraine refugees: Operational guidelines to support Member States in applying the Temporary Protection Directive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Since the start of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, more than 3 million people have fled the country, with UN estimates suggesting that more than half of them are children. To respond to this unprecedented situation, the EU agreed in […]

4 agile ways policy-makers can advance precision medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum, Landry Signé, Professor and managing director, Thunderbird School of Global Management & Diana Bowman, Associate Dean and Professor, ASU Law, Arizona State University A combination of […]

Stopping marine plastic pollution from rivers requires efficient and cost-effective technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karsten Hirsch, CEO and Co-Founder, Plastic Fischer 8-12 Million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year – one truckload per minute The majority of marine plastic enters the ocean through Asian rivers Plastic production is estimated to […]

European Response Towards the Refugees and Migrant Crisis: A Year Of Action And Respect To Human Rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ukwu Nowga Annabel and Ms. Ademeta Esther Oluwafeyisayo, two third year medical students at Sumy State University Ukraine. They are 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 […]

Proactive Integration of Refugees & Migrants

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Reem Mansour, a seventh year medical student at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. 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 […]

MEPs to debate Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with Josep Borrell

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday at 18.30 CET, MEPs will debate Russia’s military assault on Ukraine with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell and Ukrainian parliamentarians. The debate is organised by the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Security and Defence Subcommittee and will take place online. […]

4 things you need to know about the metaverse this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content This regular roundup brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the development of the metaverse. Below you’ll find insights and opinions on how this emerging technology could transform […]

The EU refugee crisis: road to betterment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Pragya  Maharjan is a 4th year medical student studying in Bangladesh and is a member of BMSS. 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 […]

Statement on Ukraine by European Parliament’s leaders

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Conference of Presidents (Parliament’s president and political groups’ leaders) adopted the following statement on the situation in Ukraine. “Ukraine faces the threat of an unprecedented military aggression by the Russian Federation. This is not only a threat to the security of Ukraine and […]

European Innovation Council: biggest annual funding opportunities for innovators to scale up

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission adopted today the 2022 work programme of the European Innovation Council. It opens funding opportunities worth over €1.7 billion in 2022 for breakthrough innovators to scale up and create new markets, for example in quantum computing, new generation batteries and gene therapy. […]

Food safety: EU and US resume trade of bivalve molluscs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As from the end of this month, trade of molluscan shellfish – such as mussels, clams, oysters and scallops – will resume between the EU and the US. Two EU Member States (Spain and the Netherlands) will be allowed to export molluscan shellfish to […]

Omicron has had more than a mild impact on workforces

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The highly-infectious COVID-19 variant Omicron may be cresting, but its impact on the labour force has been severe. That’s triggered emergency measures and rule changes. It’s generally given vaccinated […]

Commission proposes stronger mandate for EU Drugs Agency as illicit market proliferates

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is proposing today to strengthen the mandate of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, transforming it into the European Union Drugs Agency. The proposed changes will ensure that the agency can play a more important role in identifying and […]

Health governance: how to include youth in decision making?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohd Talha Khursheed is an undergraduate medical student at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, India. 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 […]

Counteract COVID-19 Misdiagnosis in Pandemic Era

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nadine Aurelie is a third-year preclinical medical student at Universitas Indonesia. 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 view […]

European Commission ensures another acceleration of deliveries of vaccine doses to Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today agreed with BioNtech-Pfizer to accelerate the delivery of its mRNA vaccine to Member States, starting in a few weeks. In Q1 of 2022, BioNtech-Pfizer will deliver an additional 20 million vaccine doses (5 million in January, 5 million in February […]

COVID-19’s impact on jobs and education: using data to cushion the blow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jerica Isabel L. Reyes, Global Shapers, Manila Hub, Philippines, Veronica Renee Carlos, Global Shapers, Manila Hub, Philippines, Johnathan Watkins, PILAR Research Network, London, United Kingdom, & Jimuel Celeste Jr., Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman […]

Mental health: This is why cognitive behavioural therapy is being recommended instead of medication

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 One in six UK adults experienced some form of mental ill-health, anxiety or depression this summer. UK guidelines on the treatment and management of depression have been updated to prioritize alternatives to […]

How to spare low-income countries from ‘economic collapse’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Many less-wealthy countries face worsening debt problems as the pandemic lingers. Some say the design of the global financial system is inherently unfair to them. An initiative designed to […]

The Commission proposes to extend the list of ‘EU crimes’ to hate speech and hate crime

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is presenting an initiative to extend the list of ‘EU crimes’ to hate speech and hate crime, as announced by President von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union speech. Hate speech and hate crime have seen a […]

Scientists have created vegan glitter made from fruit

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 Scientists have come up with a sustainable glitter alternative derived from fruit. Conventional glitter contains harmful microplastics that pollute the environment. The new biodegradable glitter is vegan, so everyone can sparkle again […]

What are countries doing to encourage the transition to electric vehicles?

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 Global electric car sales grew 140% in the first quarter of 2021. Publicly accessible chargers have grown sevenfold across Europe in the past five years. But there is still a serious lack […]

One body, one globe, one health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ashraf Harun Mahmoud, a third-year university student in Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Faculty of Medicine located in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. 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 […]

Health is not just for humans

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ándrew Suguru Sato, a 22 years old and a second-year medical student at Unicesumar, Maringá, Brazil. 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 […]

Diversity in the newsroom can build better media. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeanne Bourgault, President and CEO, Internews Maintaining diversity in the newsroom and providing inclusive content is imperative for the longevity of any media platform. More diverse and inclusive newsrooms and coverage can provide better representation of societies, build […]

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Ruth Mottram, Climate Scientist, Danish Meteorological Institute, Dr Martin Stendel, Climate Scientist, DMI,Prof Jason Box, Ice Climatologist , Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Dr Kenneth D Mankoff, Senior Scientist, GEUS & Dr Andreas Ahlstrøm, Senior […]

Diversity: Parliament sets milestones towards a more inclusive administration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s leadership adopts a roadmap for an inclusive approach to matters relating to disability, sexual orientation and anti-racism in its administration. The European Parliament’s Bureau, comprising the President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors, has agreed to intensify efforts to achieve a more inclusive administration. To reach […]