Digital workers: MEPs ready for talks on new law to improve working conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, Parliament approved the decision to start negotiations on new measures to improve conditions for workers on digital labour platforms. 376 MEPs voted in favour of the mandate for talks with member states, 212 voted against and 15 abstained. Negotiations on the new […]

Ukraine: College of Commissioners travels to Kyiv

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today 2 February, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is travelling to Kyiv, Ukraine, for a College-to-Government meeting with the Government of Ukraine, together with 15 other members of the College of Commissioners. Accompanying the President for this visit are: […]

Why cities should be fully recognized stakeholders within the UN system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andràs Szörényi, Senior Policy Advisor , Geneva Cities Hub, Pauline Leroy, Communications Officer, Geneva Cities Hub Cities and their networks have risen on the international scene in the past decades as urban populations have increased dramatically. Cities have become […]

Smallholder farmers could help fix global food systems with the right technology. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tara Nathan, Executive Vice-President, Humanitarian and Development, Mastercard, Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director, Research for Industry; Chief Technology Officer, Agri-Food, Microsoft Smallholder farmers are the heart of the global food system, producingoverone-third of the food we eat. Yet for many […]

Non-transposition of EU legislation: Commission takes action to ensure complete and timely transposition of EU directives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is adopting a package of infringement decisions due to the absence of communication by Member States of measures taken to transpose EU directives into national law. The Commission is sending a letter of formal notice to those Member States who have failed […]

‘Tech for good’ had a very good year in 2022. Here are 6 companies that led the way

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabi Thesing, Senior Writer, Formative Content The cost of living crisis, runaway inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, weak economic growth, democracy under attack, increasing lack of trust in technology, climate emergency – 2022 could easily end up being remembered […]

Ukraine: Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform for Ukraine kick-starts work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform to support Ukraine’s repair, recovery and reconstruction process has been launched today. It will allow for close coordination among international donors and international financial organisations and will ensure that support is provided in a coherent, transparent, and accountable manner. […]

European Commission raises €5 billion to fund Europe’s priorities in its first syndicated transaction of the year

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today raised €5 billion in its first syndicated transaction for 2023, via a tap of its 30-year bond due on 4 March 2053. The transaction was the first syndication under the EU’s unified funding approach that the Commission introduced as its […]

5 reasons why forest carbon credits are an important part of climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Nature Conservancy, Giulia Carbone, Director of the NCS Alliance, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Jack Hurd, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum, Mark Moroge, Vice President, Natural Climate Solutions at Environmental […]

How Latin American can navigate global risks and emerge stronger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marisol Argueta de Barillas, Head of the Regional Agenda, Latin America; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2023, under the title “Cooperation in a Fragmented World,” takes place during a complex […]

Parliament calls for more sanctions against Iranian regime

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. All those responsible for human rights violations should face EU sanctions and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps should be on the EU terrorist list, MEPs urge. The Iranian regime’s blatant disregard for human dignity and the democratic aspirations of its own citizens as well […]

Ukraine war: MEPs push for special tribunal to punish Russian crimes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs demand the Russian political and military leadership be held accountable for the crime of aggression against Ukraine. Parliament says the atrocities committed by Russian forces in Bucha, Irpin and many other Ukrainian towns reveal the brutality of […]

MEPs call for a firmer response to Russian threats to European security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. War in Ukraine, rising global authoritarianism, a more assertive China and the climate emergency have caused a tectonic shift in the geopolitical landscape, MEPs warn. The EU and its member states need to increase their military, political and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and strengthen […]

Medical education next steps after COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Hassler Stefan Macías Sánchez, a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. 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 […]

Commission disburses first €3 billion to Ukraine of the up to €18 billion Macro-financial Assistance+ package

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today disbursed a first instalment of €3 billion of the up to €18 billion Macro-financial Assistance+ (MFA+) package for Ukraine. This follows the swift adoption and entry into force of the MFA+ Regulation mid-December 2022, less than two months following the […]

Recession in 2023? Here’s how trade unions are gearing up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Sangokoya, Head of Civil Society Impact, World Economic Forum, Giannis Moschos, Community Specialist, Civil Society, World Economic Forum A recession could be on the cards for 2023. Across much of the world, inflation is the highest it has […]

Beyond recycling: why reuse is at a tipping point

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thom Almeida, Platform Curator, Platform for Shaping the Future of Consumption, World Economic Forum The transition from single-use towards reuse models of consumption as an integral part of the reduce-reuse-recycle agenda is gaining traction across the private and public […]

How to harness the power of 1 billion people to accelerate sustainable change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Wakely, Executive Vice-President, Chief Consumer and Marketing Officer; Chief Growth Officer, International Foods, PepsiCo There’s no question that the alarming state of climate change requires businesses to take action — and more companies are signing onto transformative sustainability […]

Davos 2023 Day 2: What to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum Welcome to the second day of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Each morning we’ll bring […]

Why obesity must be treated as the root of cardiometabolic disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabelle Kenyon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Calibrate The global prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, but research demonstrates that calories and willpower are not the problems. Obesity is an underlying pandemic with profound effects on global […]

Trust in tech has eroded: Here are 3 ways to rebuild it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard Any time I use my phone, new data is created. The same is true whenever I glance at my smartwatch, when I travel to work, when I use a smart speaker to turn on the […]

Why big business must support SMEs to achieve economic growth and get to net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henadi Al-Saleh, Chairperson, Agility As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, policymakers and corporate leaders have arrived at a long overdue conclusion: small business really matters. There’s a consensus that smaller enterprises are critical to the world’s two most pressing challenges. […]

Does the future of science lie in ‘bioconvergence’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belen Garijo, Chair of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer, Merck Public confidence in science and trust in scientists has rarely been higher than it is today. Worldwide, most people believe science is the best path toward a […]

What the US’ wasted truck space taught me about profitable sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oren Zaslansky, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Flock Freight Business objectives beyond shareholder value—commonly packaged as ESG goals— typically elicit something between healthy skepticism and outright cynicism in C-Suites. As companies weigh their response and responsibility to the climate […]

Uruguay is a sustainability success story – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Uruguay is the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America, known for its impressive coastline, high standard of living, low poverty rates and a football team that tends to punch above its weight. It’s also […]

Education 4.0: Here are 3 skills that students will need for the jobs of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide Education 4.0 reimagines education as an inclusive, lifelong experience that places the responsibility for skill-building on the learner, with teachers and mentors acting as facilitators and enablers. Here are the […]

How state-owned companies can accelerate sustainability in the Middle East and North Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelsey Goodman, Community Lead, Regional and Geopolitical Affairs MENA, World Economic Forum LLC, Dharmendra Hiranandani, Senior Manager, Bain & Company, Raja Atoui, Partner, Bain & Company, Akram Alami, Partner, Bain & Company Middle East and North African (MENA) countries […]

These are trends shaping the future of food 

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 Our ability to feed a growing global population is under threat, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The future of food and agriculture: Drivers […]

How to build trust in a digitalized media and entertainment industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nancy Goldberg, Executive Vice-President, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Kudelski Group The media, in all of its forms, is undergoing fundamental changes surrounding how it is produced and consumed. Shifts in business models are driving media operators to create […]

CBAM: What you need to know about the new EU decarbonization incentive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joachim Monkelbaan, Lead, Climate Trade, World Economic Forum, Tim Figures, Associate Director, EU & Global Trade and Investment, Boston Consulting Group After months of negotiations, EU Member States and the European Parliament have agreed to the world’s first Carbon […]

What is nuclear fusion? The science – and a new milestone – explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Breene This article has been updated on 15 December 2022. It was originally published on 10 February 2022. Scientists in the United States have made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion – achieving a ‘net energy gain’ in a […]

Social distress due to diabetes in low-income countries: a challenge 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Thaïmye Joseph, a final year medical student, conducting his studies at Faculté de medecine et de pharmacie(UEH) in Haiti. 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 […]

What are Japan’s top 3 ‘words of the year’ for 2022?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Kutty, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Every year, Japanese publisher, Jiyu Kokumin Sha, holds a popular contest on Words of the Year. As 2022 ends, 10 words that became an integral part of the Japanese language this year […]