6 work challenges the metaverse will address

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Valérie Beaulieu, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Adecco Group The metaverse represents the next quantum leap forward. It promises to change how we socialize, play, learn and shop and will also heavily influence how we work. It promises big […]

New business building – growth and innovation in a volatile era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ari Libarikian, Senior Partner , Global Leader of Leap by McKinsey, Belkis Vasquez-McCall, Partner, North America Leader, Build by McKinsey, Homayoun Hatami, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company In volatile times, many organizations constrict, cut and generally hunker down to […]

How 4 Chinese enterprises are taking action on sustainable development 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Liming Chen, Chair of Greater China, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Beijing Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are becoming increasingly important for companies looking to create long-term value. The World Economic Forum has championed stakeholder […]

3 innovations that will help achieve a technology-led transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne T. Madden, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Honeywell International Inc. There is good news around if you look for it: businesses are rolling up their sleeves and leading the change in the energy revolution; major global corporations are […]

Standing with the Ukrainian people: EU delivers further energy support for the winter

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At a time when temperatures across Ukraine have dropped to below zero, Russian attacks have left millions without reliable access to electricity, central heating and water. To help those most in need, at the conference ‘Standing with the Ukrainian people’ in Paris today, President […]

EU and Chile strengthen a comprehensive political and trade partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union and Chile have concluded negotiations on the EU-Chile Advanced Framework Agreement at a meeting between the Executive Vice-President and Commissioner for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis and the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, with the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonia Urrejola. This […]

Reuse systems: in search of a vision for tackling plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva We’re at a critical moment. The planet faces strains across its boundaries and 175 governments are about to kick off negotiations in […]

6 ways the pharmaceutical industry can reduce its climate impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jayasree K. Iyer, CEO, Access to Medicine Foundation Health and climate are inextricably linked, from the impact of extreme weather on food security to air pollution due to wildfires or the growing spread of infectious diseases. Wherever we […]

How the Gulf states are using tech to build net-zero and future-fit manufacturing industries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Sultan, Executive Director – International Offices & Business Development (Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics), Bahrain Economic Development Board Sustained, robust and cooperative action on climate change has never been more important. There is international scientific consensus on the […]

Global Encryption Day: Cyber-securing your data with quantum-safe cryptography and confidential computing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alessandro Curioni, Vice President Europe and Africa and Director, IBM Research Europe Cyberattacks are on the rise, with cybercriminals getting ever smarter. But so are security researchers, always striving to be a step ahead of the most sophisticated […]

Enhancing cybersecurity and protection of EU infrastructure is vital, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a plenary debate with Commission Vice-President Schinas, MEPs demanded more EU ambition in cybersecurity and in protecting critical infrastructure. They argued that the recent Nord Stream incident has revealed the fragility of the EU’s infrastructure, and emphasised the danger of cyberattacks, pointing to […]

Who are the Blue Helmets? UN peacekeeping, explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum In 1988, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to an unusual recipient: a military force. Yet the decision to honour the United Nations peacekeeping forces was in line with […]

The human right of abortion

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Abdul Moiz, a fourth-year medical student at Bangladesh’s Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College in Dhaka. 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 writers and do not necessarily […]

Four ways retail investors can take control of their financial future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Meagan Andrews, Community Curator, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum, Sofia Eckrich, Project Fellow, Future of Capital Markets, World Economic Forum Global financial markets are experiencing a period of volatility, but that does not mean people should stop investing […]

How innovative financing will help prepare for future pandemics 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Michael Anderson, CEO, MedAccess COVAX, using an innovative finance model, has delivered over 1.2 billion doses to lower-income countries. Innovative financing models could equip governments worldwide to prepare for […]

How reskilling can play a key role in Turkey’s recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mustafa Varank, Minister of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey & Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Reskilling initiatives will be critical to Turkey’s COVID-19 recovery. Turkey must reskill more than 21 million […]

EU exports support 38 million jobs in the EU according to a report on jobs and trade

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. One of the many figures in a new report released today by the European Commission shows just how important an open trade policy is for European employment. The Trade and Jobs Report provides a host of statistics on European jobs connected to European trade. […]

MEPs oppose “breakaway competitions” and call for values-based EU sports model

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU should become more involved with Europe’s sporting landscape to encourage a fairer model that aligns with EU values of inclusiveness and fairness. In a report adopted by the Committee on Culture and Education by 29 votes to 1 and 1 abstentions, MEPs […]

NextGenerationEU: Bulgaria submits official recovery and resilience plan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today received an official recovery and resilience plan from Bulgaria. This plan sets out the reforms and public investment projects that Bulgaria plans to implement with the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The RRF is at the heart […]

EU Code of Conduct against illegal hate speech online: results remain positive but progress slows down

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission has released the results of its sixth evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. The results show a mixed picture as IT companies reviewed 81% of the notifications within 24 hours and removed an average of 62.5% […]

Energy costs: MEPs debate measures to limit impact of price rises

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. With gas prices surging, and concerns over the impact on consumers and businesses, MEPs, the Council and the Commission debated how to address the crisis. Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson said the EU should react in a quick and coordinated manner, and highlighted the measures […]

Just nine years to go in order to achieve the 2030 agenda, will we?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ekpe Onyinyechi Pecae Ibitoru, currently a 5th medical student of Sumy State Medical Institute, Ukraine. 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 […]

This is how much data we’re using on our phones

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 The COVID-19 pandemic has helped drive an increase in smartphone data usage, according to a PwC report. However, the impact of the pandemic has also highlighted the extent of the global digital divide. […]

A hidden population of endangered whales has just been discovered – by nuclear bomb detectors

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 A rare population of pygmy blue whales has been discovered in the Indian Ocean by a nuclear bomb detector. It picked up the distinct sound of the whales’ song. Whales are one […]

New era of climate action diplomacy in the Middle East

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neeshad Shafi, Executive Director, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar The United Arab Emirates recently hosted the Regional Dialogue for Climate Action Summit. Leaders from MENA, the US and the UK, committed to key climate issues such as reducing […]

Commission proposes coordinated measures for the safe reopening of the cultural and creative sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published EU guidelines to ensure the safe resumption of activities in the cultural and creative sectors across the EU. At a time when the epidemiological situation is improving and vaccination campaigns are speeding up, Member States are gradually reopening cultural venues […]

Online MBA courses rebound at the world’s best business schools

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 Demand for MBAs has grown as the job market falters in the COVID-19 pandemic. Online courses are growing in popularity, but tend to have less of an after-effect on salaries than in-person […]

Financial stability: Commission adopts final one-year extension of the transitional regime for capital requirements for non-EU central counterparties (CCPs)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today extended – by one additional year –the current transitional regime regarding the capital requirements that EU banks and investment firms must maintain when exposed to non-EU central counterparties (‘CCPs’). This transitional regime will therefore continue to apply until 28 […]

European platform to combat homelessness is launched

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European institutions, EU governments and civil society have for the first time committed to working together towards combatting homelessness in the EU. At a high-level conference in Lisbon today, they launched the European Platform on Combatting Homelessness to trigger dialogue, facilitate mutual learning, improve […]

European Innovation Scoreboard: Innovation performance keeps improving in EU Member States and regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, which shows that Europe’s innovation performance continues to improve across the EU. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% since 2014. There is continued convergence within the EU, with lower performing countries growing faster […]

10 ways American workers view their future economic opportunities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Identity, childcare and financial instability are among the reported barriers to future prosperity. Black respondents were 4.5 times more likely than white respondents to say their race was a barrier to future […]

The third wave of COVID-19: an overview on Brazil status quo

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Giulia Victoria Ranziny Bastos and Ms. Júlia Marques Preto,  two medical students at the University Ninth of July (UNINOVE), located in the city of Bauru – São Paulo, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

Parliament demands democratic scrutiny over national recovery efforts

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want to receive all relevant information on national recovery efforts, ensuring democratic oversight of the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). In a resolution adopted on Thursday with 602 votes in favour, 35 against and 56 abstentions, MEPs restated that, in […]