How can coronavirus lockdowns end safely and effectively? – WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live on Monday 6 April. A strategic, “step-wise” approach will be essential to easing […]

Coronavirus: Chinese aid to the EU delivered to Italy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU has put international cooperation at the forefront of its response to the Coronavirus. Following an agreement reached between President von der Leyen and Premier Li Keqiang last month, a donation of protective equipment from China to the European Union has now arrived […]

A shipping industry leader explains how to keep supply chains moving amid a pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clara Young, Writer Confinement and border closings have caused major challenges for global shipping logistics. Jim Snabe, chairman of the world’s biggest shipping line, AP Møller – Mærsk A/S, says “we can keep supply chains going.” In light […]

This research can help organizations plan for different COVID-19 scenarios

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Barrie Wilkinson, Partner, Digital Practice, Oliver Wyman & Helen Leis, Partner, Health and Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman We can now evaluate efforts to contain COVID-19 around the world thanks to the amounts of data being generated. […]

Decent working conditions for the young health workforce: what are the challenges and can we find solutions?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Francis Oluchukwu Francis, currently a 5th year Medical student in Ambrose Alli University, Edo State, Nigeria. 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 […]

14 ways to protect your mental health in the pandemic, according to Public Health England

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum From setting a routine to phoning a friend, new guidelines aim to support people’s mental health. One-in-ten people around the world suffer from a mental health disorder. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

To Fight the Pandemic, Put Trust and Cooperation Before Politics

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. This spring is never going to be […]

State aid: Commission approves €20 billion Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found two Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules. The schemes, with a total budget of approximately €20 billion, were approved under the State aid […]

Writing a greener story in Asia and the Pacific amidst COVID-19 outbreak

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) . The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. Rising economic prosperity and poverty reduction may not tell the whole […]

Commission statement on the European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of the 16th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism, the Commission has issued the following statement: “Today, we remember and honour all victims of terrorist atrocities, and we stand by those who grieve and those who endure the physical and […]

This is how the Western Balkans will become more innovative

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martina Larkin, Head of Regional Strategies – Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva & Attilio Di Battista, Project Lead, Country Accelerators, World Economic Forum The Western Balkans is one of the areas […]

European Commission launches global coalition for biodiversity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of the World Wildlife Day, the European Commission launched today in Monaco a new global coalition for biodiversity. With this communication campaign, the Commission is calling for stronger mobilisation in raising awareness about the need to protect biodiversity. Ahead of the […]

How speaking ‘parentese’ to your child could make them a faster learner

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 “Parentese” is a particular way of talking to your children, which involves slowing down your speech, speaking in a higher pitch and giving pauses for them to respond. Babies of parents who […]

Permafrost is thawing so fast it’s gouging holes in the Arctic

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 Abrupt melting of the permafrost layer is leading to erosion, landslides and craters in the Arctic landscape. As the permafrost melts, greenhouse gases are released into the environment. Current climate change forecasts […]

EU-UK future relations: “level playing field” crucial to ensure fair competition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Parliament calls for a level playing field to be guaranteed through robust commitments, and “dynamic alignment” of EU-UK rules. On Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution providing MEPs’ initial input to the upcoming negotiations with the British government on a new EU-UK partnership […]

State aid: Commission approves €400 million of public support for very high-speed networks in Spain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €400 million of public support to deploy very high-speed broadband networks in Spain. The scheme will benefit consumers and businesses in areas with insufficient connectivity in Spain. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of […]

Rule of law: MEPs travel to Malta to meet with government, NGOs and journalists

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Following developments in the investigation into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017, MEPs will visit Malta 3-4/12 to take stock of the situation on the ground. In light of recent political and judicial developments in Malta and continuing its long-standing defence of […]

Burning Amazon rainforests: Darting towards the doom of Human Race

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Pranjal Garg, a second year medical student at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India. 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 […]

Hungary: Commission takes next step in the infringement procedure for non-provision of food in transit zones

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to address a reasoned opinion to Hungary concerning the non-provision of food to persons held in the Hungarian transit zones at the border with Serbia. This concerns persons whose applications for international protection have been rejected, and who are waiting […]

Terrorist content online: MEPs agree to start negotiations with EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Civil Liberties MEPs agreed on Tuesday to begin discussions with EU ministers on new EU rules to tackle the dissemination of terrorist content on the internet. According to the draft legislation, internet companies hosting content uploaded by users (like Facebook or YouTube) that offer […]

A seafood fraud investigation DNA tested fish sold in the US. Here’s what they found

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 Here’s a fishy riddle. Question: when is a sea bass not a sea bass? Answer: when it’s a giant perch. That’s the conclusion of a recent study on fish sold to consumers in […]

This warehouse is one of the world’s greenest industrial buildings

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content With its futuristic curved design and daylight-infused interior it doesn’t look like a typical warehouse. But the NewLogic III building, an office and warehouse space on the outskirts of the Dutch city of […]

The next talent opportunity for the digital workplace? Neurodiversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nahia Orduña, Senior Manager in Analytics and Digital Integration, Vodafone When I first met my former colleague Alex he told me he had difficulty writing and reading owing to his dyslexia. As his manager, I searched the internet for […]

5 facts to know about Africa’s powerhouse – Nigeria

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Murilo Johas Menezes, Expert in the future of long-term investing and social innovation, World Economic Forum To the west of the Nigerian capital Abuja, the grey monolith of Zuma Rock towers above the cars on the motorway below. […]

5G in Russia: a local and global view on the way forward, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Russia is a relatively mature mobile market, with a unique subscriber penetration rate of 89% at the end of 2018 – a figure that will remain broadly unchanged to 2025.Mobile users in Russia are already significant consumers of mobile data, with data volumes set to grow further as the adoption of smartphones increases. […]

Public Policies for LGBT in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Gustavo Mendes e Silva, a student of the 5th Year of Medicine, and currently National Officer in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

Getting African Women into the Boardroom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marcia Ashong, Founder and Executive Director, TheBoardroom Africa & Akinyi Ochieng, Esther Ocloo Fellow, Botho Emerging Markets Group By 2050, one-quarter of the world’s population will be African, which means that one in eight people will be an African […]

Hydrogen isn’t the fuel of the future. It’s already here

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 When the leaders of the world’s economic powerhouses meet at this year’s G20 in Japan, two important decarbonization options are expected to finally garner the attention they deserve: carbon capture and hydrogen. The […]

10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Charles, Project Lead, Cities, World Economic Forum Geneva & Dilip Guna, Manager, PwC (Project Collaborator, Cities, World Economic Forum) The unprecedented rate of urbanization across the world has led to increased demand for good, affordable housing. A recent survey revealed […]

We underestimate the power of data at our peril. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hani Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, Retail, Majid Al Futtaim Holding It’s not every day that a piece of research strikes a chord. But a Cushman & Wakefield report on exponential technological change and its implications felt personal. It read: […]