Why skills – not degrees – will shape the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content The nature of work and careers is changing fast – and in the future, the right skills will be prized over academic qualifications alone. The COVID-19 slowdown offers employers an opportunity to […]

EU and Germany join efforts to support the African Union’s response to coronavirus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU continues to work with Member States to tackle the coronavirus pandemic on all fronts. Today, 500.000 additional coronavirus testing kits have been provided to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The test kits were delivered by […]

European Citizens’ Initiative: Commission decides to register ‘Right to Cure’ initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Right to Cure’. The organisers of the ECI call on the Union ‘to put public health before private profit [and] make anti-pandemic vaccines and treatments a global public good, freely accessible […]

Remote working and online shopping could drive 14 million cars off US roads – permanently

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  In 2019, US motorists drove equivalent of 337 round trips from Earth to Pluto. Lockdown meant a 64% drop in car usage, according to a KPMG report. 14 million fewer cars may […]

Student Tutor Ratio: at a glance

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nayab Zahib, a third year student of Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot Pakistan. 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 […]

Coronavirus response: How the Capital Markets Union can support Europe’s recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. What is in today’s Capital Markets Recovery Package? Today’s package contains targeted amendments to the Prospectus Regulation, MiFID II and securitisation rules. All of the amendments aim to help financial markets support Europe’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis. They are at the heart of […]

Joint press release: Republic of Korea – EU Leaders’ video conference meeting

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1. H.E. Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and H.E. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, held a Leaders’ meeting via video conference on 30 June 2020. 2. The leaders acknowledged […]

State aid: Commission expands Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investments

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has adopted a third amendment to extend the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework adopted on 19 March 2020 to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The Temporary Framework was first amended on 3 April 2020 […]

Coronavirus: Commission unveils EU vaccines strategy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, to help protect people everywhere, the European Commission is presenting a European strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing and deployment of vaccines against COVID-19. An effective and safe vaccine against the virus is our best bet to achieve a permanent solution to the […]

3 challenges facing global gig economy growth after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yan Xiao, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum & Janette Chung, Product Director, Jobox.ai COVID-19 is accelerating the growth of the cross-border offline-to-online (O2O) gig economy. Cross-border payments need to catch up for the cross-border gig economy […]

What is true and not true about the new Coronavirus?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Florea Danut-George, a second year medical student at “Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Romania. 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 […]

How to change the world at Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Liz Rebecca Alarcón, Venture Manager, Accelerate Change Only by addressing the biggest issues of our time at their intersection, and involving all sectors to solve them, will solutions lead to lasting change. To make the most of the […]

Artificial intelligence: EU must ensure a fair and safe use for consumers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want a strong set of rights to protect consumers in the context of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making. Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee approved on Thursday a resolution addressing several challenges arising from the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and […]

How cocoa farming can help stop deforestation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gerard A. Manley, CEO, Olam Cocoa • Increasing demand for agricultural land putting pressure on forests. • High proportion of cocoa smallholdings means doubly acute pressure. • Digital farming tools can help identify farmable forest areas. The world’s […]

These will be the main cybersecurity trends in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dorit Dor, Vice-President, Products, Check Point Software Technologies The east-west ‘cyber cold war’ is set to intensify 5G and the IoT could make us all more vulnerable to cyberattack Businesses will start to rethink their approach to the […]

These are the UK’s biggest trading partners

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 Last year, nearly half the UK’s exports went to EU countries. The top five export destinations in 2017 were the US, Germany, France, Netherlands and Ireland, China was the sixth most-important export market […]

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 […]