Gender Equality Index 2019: Still far from the finish line

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU continues its snail’s pace when it comes to gender equality progress. The latest Gender Equality Index from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) shows that the EU’s score for gender equality is up just one point to 67.4, since the 2017 […]

This is Amsterdam’s ambitious plan to turn its transport electric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Formative Content Amsterdam has nearly 900,000 bicycles and almost 60% of its teenagers and adults cycle daily. But as green as it is, the Dutch capital still has some way to go. Nine of its main streets […]

These countries have the most doctoral graduates

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 Do you hold a doctorate? If the answer is yes, you’re among a small but increasing proportion of adults to have earned the highest degree awarded in academia. Just 1.1% of 25- to […]

Climate change is threatening Switzerland’s stunning scenery

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 massive glacier near Mont Blanc is on the verge of collapse, leaving local people in danger from vast chunks of falling ice. The Planpincieux glacier sits in Europe’s western Alps, straddling the […]

Plans to keep EU budget funding in 2020 in the event of a no-deal Brexit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. UK Researchers, students and farmers would continue to get EU support in the event of a no-deal Brexit, under provisions adopted by the Budgets Committee on Monday. The Budget Committee approved a measure to make sure that EU funds for 2019 and 2020 are […]

Reading the smoke signals: The long-term consequences of Amazon wildfire on global health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Christos Tsagkaris, a fifth-year medical student at the University of Crete. 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 […]

State aid: Commission approves €380 million German rescue aid to Condor

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Germany’s plans to grant a temporary €380 million loan to charter airline Condor. The measure will contribute to ensuring the orderly continuation of air transport services and avoid disruptions for passengers, without unduly distorting […]

Health inequalities in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Paula Laderuski Wolf, 23 years old, a fouth-year medical student at Unicesumar Brazil – Maringá(Paraná). 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 […]

What India’s route to universal health coverage can teach the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chairperson, Apollo Munich Health Insurance The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) as stated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is one of the most significant commitments to equitable […]

State aid: Commission approves market conform asset protection scheme for banks in Greece

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has found Greek plans aimed at supporting the reduction of non-performing loans of Greek banks to be free of any State aid. The Commission found that, under the asset protection scheme (known by the name of “Hercules”), the Greek State will […]

Burnout is a pandemic. Why don’t we talk more about it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gill Cassar, Programme Lead, Environment and Sustainability, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum and Dominik Breitinger, Project Lead, Climate Governance and Finance, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum Stress – from the Latin “stringere”, to squeeze tight, touch or injure […]

The Amazon is burning and we’re all watching

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nweke Ozioma Ruth, a Nigerian medical student. 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 The European Sting’s […]

5 trends in the global economy – and their implications for economic policymakers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum & Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director; Head of the Centre for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum The Global Competitiveness Report 2019 is a much-needed economic compass, building on […]

Water inequality used to be a developing world problem only. Not any more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Will Sarni, Founder and CEO, Water Foundry It is far too easy to view scarcity and poor quality of water as issues solely affecting emerging economies. While the images of women and children fetching water in Africa and a […]

Mediterranean and Black Seas: Commission proposes fishing opportunities for 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has adopted its first ever proposal on fishing opportunities covering both the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. With this proposal, the Commission is delivering on the political commitments made in the MedFish4Ever and Sofia Declarations to promote sustainable management of fish […]

Flying high: how India could lead the world in drones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harrison Wolf, Project Lead, Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & Vignesh Santhanam, India lead, Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace, World Economic Forum What will it take for drones and other Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to develop into flourishing, future-oriented […]

Towards a European Republic

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. Only citizens can build a European Republic. National governments have failed because they do not want it. They don’t want to lose their power. […]

Could the EU’s ban on palm oil in biofuels do more harm than good?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shareen Shariza Abdul Ghani, Director and co-founder, Sorga Ventures In an era where trade wars and tariffs are commonplace, it is often the case that developing countries are held to double standards by Western nations. Commodities are among the […]

Water pollution is killing millions of Indians. Here’s how technology and reliable data can change that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Priyank Hirani, Programme director, Water-to-Cloud, Tata Centre for Development at UChicago & Vikas Dimble, Assistant director, research and strategy, Tata Centre for Development at UChicago Humans have wrestled with water quality for thousands of years, as far back as […]

3 vital skills for the age of disruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Global CEO, Britannica Group The human race has seen more social and technological change in the past two decades than in all previous centuries combined. Things are changing so fast that we barely have time to steady […]

Climate change will shrink these economies fastest

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 It doesn’t matter if you’re in a hot or a cold climate, a rich country or a poorer one – unchecked climate change is going to devastate the economy. That’s the finding of […]

Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Principal, SecDev Group & Marc Goodman, Founder, Future Crimes Institute Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities […]

This study wants every child in the UK to spend a night under the stars

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 Imagine if every schoolchild could spend a night under the stars. That’s the vision of a new report on England’s national landscapes, which suggests a need to reconnect with nature and inspire future […]

How technology can help India breathe more easily

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nitin Bansal, Managing Director India and Head of Network Solutions, Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson Pollution, a major contributor to climate change, is a growing concern in India, as it is around the world. The […]

Listen to the future – how 26 youth-led organizations are supercharging the UN’s Global Goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lysa John, Secretary-General, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation From gun control marches in the United States to impassioned climate change speeches on the global stage of the UN, youth are leading the charge to hold governments accountable and […]

GSMA Mobile 360 – MENA Dubai on 26-27 November 2019, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Now is the most exciting time for digital transformation: traditional brands are re-evaluating their competitive edge, start-ups are redefining the economics of business, providers are innovating at an unprecedented rate, and the consumer wants everything faster. This is the dawn of the intelligently connected society. Mobile 360 – MENA is the place to […]

Europe and the tragicomic ‘black sovranismo’

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. Salvini and European black sovranists are the wrong answer to real problems, to real fears. Even the worst lies are based on shreds of […]

Trash bin at the top of the world: can we prevent Arctic plastic pollution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Halla Hrund Logadottir, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Arctic Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government & Katie Segal, Research Assistant, Arctic Initiative and Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Student Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Stranded polar bears, mining disasters, oil spills. […]

Denmark’s last circus elephants are retiring – here’s what might take their place

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 Denmark’s government invested in the country’s final four performing elephants so they can enjoy their retirement years in peace. Ex-big top stars Ramboline, Lara, Djunga and Jenny were part of a $1.6 million […]

How start-ups will lead India through the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Executive Officer, Ruder Finn As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues at full steam, the entire world must prioritize job creation and the retraining of the current workforce in order to prepare for the digital age. Currently, […]

CO2 emissions around the world

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 With all the conversation around climate change, emissions must be starting to fall, right? Well, no actually. Last year, global greenhouse gas emissions actually rose by 2.1%. That’s despite well-publicised commitments, such as […]

We can meet the SDGs using the wisdom of crowds. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kailash Nath Waughray, Managing Director, Head of the Centre for Global Public Goods, World Economic Forum Among the many voices that stood out at this week’s Sustainable Development Investment Summit, three were particularly poignant. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, for […]

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 […]