Counting the cost of natural disasters, plus the other climate-crisis stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate crisis stories to read this week Natural disasters, many driven by the climate crisis, caused global economic losses of $313 billion in 2022, according to insurance broker […]

3 strategies for delivering digital transformation in the Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Lin, President, Asia-Pacific, Huawei Technologies Infrastructure is at the heart of the global digital transformation. Developing digital infrastructure is critical for growth and improving the lives of people everywhere. Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure has now evolved beyond […]

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 […]

Davos 2023: This is how to get more women into positions of power

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 On the same day the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, stepped down saying she “no longer had enough in the tank to do the job justice”, women leaders met in Davos […]

EU agrees 24 new guarantee programmes to boost investments in enlargement and neighbourhood regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Operational Board of the European Fund for Sustainable Development plus (EFSD+) has today endorsed a further package of 24 guarantee programmes to support investments in the EU’s neighbourhood and enlargement countries. Together with the three guarantees for the Western Balkans to support SMEs […]

Davos 2023: key takeaways for cities and local economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Head of Urban Transformation; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Last week, nearly 3,000 global leaders – including over 350 government leaders and 47 heads of state – converged on the Swiss Alps for the […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Israel’s President Herzog to address MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday 26 January at 10.30, Israel’s President Isaac Herzog will address Parliament during the plenary session in Brussels, to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. European Parliament President Roberta Metsola will open the solemn sitting with an introductory speech. After President Isaac Herzog’s address, […]

5 things to know about Davos 2023

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 That’s it for our 53rd Annual Meeting in Davos. We’ve covered a huge range of topics and themes […]

Davos 2023: The state of global trade and investment

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, Soumyajit Kar, Specialist, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum Trade and investment emerged as an overarching theme in this year’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Over the last 12 months, despite widespread inflation; […]

The impacts of facing the neurological impacts after COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Isaac Lohan Matos Vieira and Ms. Lorena Sheila Alves de Oliveira, two medical students from Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju – SE, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly […]

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 […]

State aid: Commission approves €100 million Austrian measure to reduce electricity consumption in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €100 million Austrian measure to reduce peak electricity consumption in Austria in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine. This is the first measure aimed at supporting electricity consumption reduction that the Commission has approved under the State […]

Fungal co-infections associated with COVID-19: cryptococcosis, mucormycosis, candidiasis and aspergillosis

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Irene Gómez Oropeza is a fourth-year medical student at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México. 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 […]

Public-private partnerships: lessons on tackling socio-economic challenges in Central America Public-private partnerships: lessons on tackling socio-economic challenges in Central America

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Fantini-Porter, Executive Director and CEO , Partnership for Central America (PCA), Isabella Blosser, Senior Advisor , Partnership for Central America When done right, public-private partnerships can overcome structural barriers in frontier and emerging economies and take on systemic […]

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 […]

How to create a healthy ocean that benefits everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean and Co-Chair, Friends of Ocean Action Restoring ocean health is not just about verdant mangrove forests, thriving fish stocks and pristine blue waters, although these are all vitally important in […]

European Citizens’ Initiative: Commission decides to register a new initiative on safeguarding fundamental rights at the EU’s borders

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission decided to register a European citizens’ initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Article 4: Stop torture and inhuman treatment at Europe’s borders’. The Initiative calls for a framework ensuring compliance with the prohibition of violence and inhuman and degrading treatments enshrined in Article 4 […]

The perception of primary healthcare professionals in front of uncertainty about the new COVID-19 infections

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Camila Melo de Freita, a medical student from Faculdade Pitágoras de Eunápolis (2018-2024), graduated in Business Administration from Faculdade Ruy Barbosa – FRB (2015), Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

COVID-19: how is it currently being seen?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna Larissa da Silva Santos, a fourth-year medical student at Centro Universitário CESMAC, Brazil. 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 writers and do not necessarily […]

5 levers for decarbonizing the global economy and tackling climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Schaible, Global Managing Partner, Roland Berger The ongoing economic crisis poses a potential gridlock for global decarbonization efforts. Why should business leaders give head space to sustainability targets when they are struggling to keep their businesses above water? […]

This is what the future holds for cryptocurrencies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dante Disparte, Chief Strategy Officer; Head, Global Policy, Circle Internet Financial By any measure, 2022 was a terrible year for crypto. In all, more than $2 trillion in largely speculative market value evaporated. Millions of consumers and businesses lost […]

Why we need global rules to crack down on cybercrime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, SecDev Group and Co-founder, Igarapé Institute, Mac Margolis, Washington Post Columnist and Associate, Igarapé Institute Cybercrime is high on the agenda of nation states, corporations and international organizations everywhere. As the forthcoming 2023 Global Risk Report […]

EU welcomes access to US subsidy scheme for commercial vehicles

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. New guidance issued today by the US reaffirms that EU companies can benefit from the Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit scheme under the US Inflation Reduction Act. The EU welcomes this guidance, which reflects the constructive engagement as part of the EU-US Inflation Reduction Act […]

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 […]

Diabetics & Social Support: A Collaborative Approach to fight Diabetes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Sharif Mohammad Sadat, a fourth year medical student currently studying in Bangladesh Medical College, 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 […]

The IPO market plummeted in 2022. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content We’ve all read about high inflation, rising interest rates and the gloomy economic outlook – but what does that mean for companies? Well, among other things, it makes it difficult for them to […]

Social Treatment to ‘Increased Sugar in Blood’ is ‘Increased Sweetness in Words, Works and Worlds’

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Seemab Mehmood, 2nd year MBBS student at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore,Pakistan. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

These are the best universities in emerging economies

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 There has been “clear evidence of a “great global levelling up” in the world ranking of universities in recent years, according to Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer at Times Higher Education (THE). “In 2018, […]

EU Energy Platform: Work advances on joint gas purchasing after legal proposal is agreed by Energy Ministers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission convened today a high-level industrial roundtable to support the work of the EU Energy Platform in further advancing on joint gas purchasing which is due to kick off in 2023. Today’s meeting follows the adoption yesterday by EU Energy Ministers of […]

7 ways to explain ‘foreign direct investment’ with football

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Stephenson, Head, Investment Policy and Practice, World Economic Forum As the 2022 World Cup nears its grand finale, I was watching a game one night while working and I realised how football and foreign direct investment (FDI) share […]

EU-UK relations: Commission extends arrangements for veterinary medicines to 2025

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a notice which extends to 31 December 2025 the current arrangements for the movement of veterinary medicines from Great Britain to Cyprus, Ireland, Malta and Northern Ireland. This will ensure the continuity of supplies of veterinary medicinal products, […]

First half of 2023: Commission to issue up to €80 billion to finance economic recovery and support for Ukraine   

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today announced that it intends to issue up to €80 billion of long-term EU-Bonds in the first half of 2023 under its unified funding approach. Under this approach, the Commission – on behalf of the EU – will henceforth issue […]

Corruption scandal: MEPs insist on reforms for transparency and accountability

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament has reacted to recent allegations with immediate changes and demands for measures to close loopholes in existing transparency rules. Following Tuesday’s debate, Parliament has adopted a resolution on the suspicions of corruption by Qatar and the broader need for more transparency in the […]