The challenge to be a good healthcare professional

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Heloisa Picolotto Oliveira, 20 years old, a third-year student of medicine at Unicesumar, Paraná, 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The need to resume preventive policies for chronic noncommunicable diseases

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bianca Pamela Soares, a 25 years old graduate student of the 10th period of medicine at Santa Marcelina Medical School, in São Paulo, 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 […]

We need to rethink the way we heat ourselves. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gerard Reid, Founder and Partner, Alexa Capital Half of our total energy consumption globally is used for the production of heat – for our homes, industrial purposes other applications. Most of this heat comes from the burning of fossil […]

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 […]

5 ways to be a better humanitarian

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Annemieke Tsike-Sossah, Acting Refugee Livelihoods Programme Manager, IKEA Foundation World Humanitarian Day offers an opportunity to take stock of where the world stands on addressing humanitarian issues and highlight lessons for how to improve in the future. Here are […]

rescEU assets mobilised to help Greece fight devastating forest fires

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request for assistance from Greece on 13 August 2019, rescEU assets have been mobilised to tackle forest fires ravaging several areas of Greece. As an immediate response, the European Union has already helped to mobilise 3 forest fighting planes from rescEU reserve […]

The UN has a 17-point plan to save the world. So how’s it doing?

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 In 2015, the United Nations wrote a to-do list to address the world’s biggest problems – designed to tackle everything from poverty to the oceans – and lift people up by 2030 without […]

3 lessons from running an AI-powered start-up in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaco Maritz, Editor-in-chief, How we made it in Africa In Africa, like everywhere else in the world, artificial intelligence (AI) is moving up the agenda as companies, entrepreneurs and governments work out how to keep pace with the Fourth […]

Toni Morrison: 10 quotes you should know

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 The world is paying tribute to literary great Toni Morrison, who passed away in New York after a short illness earlier this week. The author received numerous accolades over the course of […]

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to O2 CZ, CETIN and T-Mobile CZ for their network sharing agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has informed Czech operators of mobile telephony O2 CZ and T-Mobile CZ, as well as the Czech telecom infrastructure provider CETIN of its preliminary view that their network sharing agreement restricts competition in breach of EU antitrust rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in […]

Denmark is experimenting with ‘culture vitamins’ to lift people out of depression

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 Depression affects 300 million people across the globe and is the leading cause of disability worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It costs the global economy $1 trillion every year but fewer than half […]

This is how countries compare on gun deaths

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Half of all firearm-related deaths in 2016 occurred in just six countries – all in the Americas – according to a study. Brazil had the largest gun deaths toll, with over 43,000 people killed […]

Do we really understand the value of independent journalism?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by one of our readers, Mr. Antonio C. Luque Ambrosiani. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. Latest news from the Cambridge Analytica scandal should prompt the following question: do we truly acknowledge newspapers as […]

Schools in Florida now have to teach mental and emotional health

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 Every school student in the US state of Florida is to be taught about mental and emotional health to help them recognize and seek help for problems that are affecting a growing […]

To feed 10 billion people, we must preserve biodiversity. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jose Graziano da Silva, Director-General, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization & Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources , United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization The threats to bee colonies around the world have been […]

We don’t know how autonomous vehicles will depreciate – and that’s a problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Avary, Head of Autonomous and Urban Mobility , World Economic Forum LLC Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will have different depreciation patterns than current light passenger vehicles and that pattern is, as yet, unknown. The industry knows with decent […]

Gender is where the feminist and LGBTI movements meet. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julia Ehrt, Director of Programmes, International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association We have recently witnessed millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people protesting in streets across the globe to call out homo-, bi-, […]

Here’s how we reboot digital trade for the 21st century

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vinay Mendonca, Managing Director; Global Head, Product and Structuring, Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF), HSBC When it comes to the headlines on global trade, the talk is all about geopolitics and tariff, but away from all that noise, […]

Meet Cipta: the comic book hero using her powers to tackle bullying in schools

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 Cipta is a 15-year-old girl with remarkable powers. A talented artist, she has a knack for bringing her creations to life, literally – turning her drawings into objects she uses to help […]

If we want to solve climate change, water governance is our blueprint

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth Taylor, Founder and CEO, WaterLoom The phrase “fail to prepare or prepare to fail” comes to mind as we enter an era in which governments and communities must band together to mitigate climate change. Part of what […]

The India–U.S. trade dispute and India’s evolving geopolitical role

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) While the strategic partnership between the United States and India remains robust, some analysts see the relationship as becoming significantly strained if current trade disagreements are not managed properly. To examine […]

Boris ‘single-handed’ threatens mainland Europe; can he afford a no-deal Brexit?

No doubt a no-deal Brexit will test the unity of the United Kingdom, undermine the position of London as leading international financial center and surely divide deeply the governing Conservative Party. Still this party’s new leader and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now sailing full steam ahead towards this dreadful option. One possible explanation […]

Antitrust: Commission consults stakeholders on guidance for national courts when handling disclosure information

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting comments on a draft communication to assist national courts in dealing with requests to disclose confidential information in proceedings for the private enforcement of EU competition law. Stakeholders can send their contributions until 18 October 2019. The Antitrust Damages Directive helps […]

Family-friendly policies benefit all of us. Here are 4 ways to boost them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Family friendly policies are everybody’s business. They not only benefit children, parents and families — they represent one of the best investments governments and businesses can make. Science tells […]

These are the fastest trains in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Every day, China’s G17 and G39 trains depart from Beijing station and arrive in Nanjing after reaching top speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour. While they may not be aware of […]

This city in India swaps plastic for free meals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elaine Thelen, Writer, Formative Content India has just launched its very first ‘garbage cafe’ providing food in exchange for trash. Over half of India’s 1.4 billion citizens are living in poverty with many struggling to provide food for […]

How tech is helping the agriculture sector curb carbon emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alzbeta Klein, Director and Global Head, Climate Business , International Finance Corporation (IFC) UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed stated that 2018 was a record-breaking year for climate, but 2019 doesn’t look much better. As the list of extreme weather […]

Scientists have a new suggestion to create more climate-friendly cows

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Belching bovines are a primary culprit when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. Farmed livestock are responsible for 14.5% of all emissions related to human activity, and cows make up by far the largest proportion […]

NASA has released new photos of the Apollo 11 moon landing

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 Half a century ago, while those on Earth were enjoying a lazy Sunday in the summer of ’69, some 384,000 km away, two men were climbing down the steps of their spaceship […]

3 strategies for Africa to thrive in this new era of globalization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sampson Kofi Adotey, Communications and Policy, Next Einstein Forum Africa’s contribution to global scientific knowledge stands at 1.1%. Currently, the ratio between scientist and inhabitants stands at 79 scientists per million inhabitants, the lowest in the world. At the same […]

Venezuela: European Parliament calls for additional sanctions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. For the third time this year, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Venezuela, expressing its deep concern at the severe state of emergency In accordance with the latest report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, MEPs hold Nicolás Maduro directly […]

An open letter to Europe’s leaders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic & Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor of Economics, University of Mainz 2019 is a critical year for Europe. The rise of populist, nationalistic […]

‘Good enough’ global cooperation is key to our survival

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group The future feels more threatening and ominous than ever. The sense of doom and gloom is deepening, not least in the West. The daily news headlines do not help. We […]