The final countdown towards achieving the 2030 Agenda: The contribution of future health(care) professionals

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Ayaz Zuberi, currently a third-year student of MBBS in Army Medical College, Pakistany. 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 reflect […]

Investing in nature gives industry and business a competitive advantage. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: André Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman, Roche, Switzerland & Katell Le Goulven, Executive Director, Hoffmann Institute, INSEAD On the agenda at the IUCN Congress in Marseille is awareness that investment in a vibrant natural world opens the door to sustainable and […]

How to address piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and protect seafarers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Larsson, Communications Director, World Shipping Council & Margi Van Gogh, Head of Supply Chain and Transport, World Economic Forum Gulf of Guinea piracy has evolved from near-shore robbery to open sea piracy and the violent kidnapping of […]

Relations with the UK: Commission proposes targeted contingency measures to prepare for possible “no-deal” scenario

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. While the Commission will continue to do its utmost to reach a mutually beneficial agreement with the UK, there is now significant uncertainty whether a deal will be in place on 1 January 2021. The European Commission has today put forward a set of […]

Home working has exposed us all to more cybercrime. Here’s how to close the breach

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruth Shoham, Chief Executive for Strategy and Partnerships, Israeli National Cyber Directorate & Yosi Aviram, Director, Cyber Cooperation, Israeli National Cyber Directorate Cybercrime’s attack surface has increased because of the switch to home working. • There is a […]

2020 feels like dark fiction. Here’s how science can inspire a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nick Pyenson, Curator, Fossil Marine Mammals, Smithsonian Institution & Alex Dehgan, Co-founder and CEO , Conservation X Labs Wildfires, climate change, biodiversity loss and the pandemic are all signs of how humanity’s relationship with nature has changed. Scientists […]

The World Bank’s 2020 country classifications explained

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 Seven countries have moved into a higher income bracket in the World Bank’s latest country classifications. Three have fallen. This year’s groupings could change radically once the effects of the pandemic are […]

Commission report: EU data protection rules empower citizens and are fit for the digital age

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, just over two years after its entry into application, the European Commission published an evaluation report on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The report shows the GDPR has met most of its objectives, in particular by offering citizens a strong set of […]

EU future at stake: MEPs broadly welcome Commission’s recovery package proposals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Focussing on future generations, Commission President von der Leyen discussed the €750 billion recovery instrument within a revamped long-term EU budget in plenary. Following the presentation by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the pledge by the Croatian Council representative Nikolina Brnjac to […]