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 […]

How industry networks are sharing emissions data to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Steinhauser, Chief Strategy Officer, SAP Sustainability transformations hinge on data transparency. The availability and management of accurate, verifiable data are essential to achieving corporate ESG metrics and shared global goals. Companies must not only use tools to […]

EU budget: Commission proposes measures to the Council under the conditionality regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed budget protection measures to the Council under the conditionality regulation. This is to ensure the protection of the EU budget and the financial interests of the EU against breaches of the principles of the rule of law in […]

State of the EU: Ukraine, energy, climate change, economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In the annual State of the European Union debate, MEPs quizzed President von der Leyen on the Commission’s work in the past year and its upcoming plans. Opening the debate, EP President Roberta Metsola said: “It is a special honour to have Olena Zelenska […]

Raising eyebrows and the shush surrounding abortions in Pakistan

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hira Saleem, a fourth year medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College in 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 […]

How digital transformation is driving action in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruma Bhargava, Country Lead, Healthcare, World Economic Forum, Steve Ollis, Director, Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) Digital transformation has been a hot topic in the healthcare industry in recent years. Spending on digital transformation surpassed […]

How women’s empowerment can drive competitiveness in the Middle East

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maroun Kairouz, Head of the Middle East and North Africa, World Economic Forum, Kelsey Goodman, Community Lead, Regional and Geopolitical Affairs MENA, World Economic Forum LLC Progress is needed to secure economic equality for women in the Middle […]

‘Divorce is too bloody expensive’: Volvo’s purchasing chief on vetting and forging effective partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum There is no Tinder for business partnerships, no algorithm that can prompt an exec to swipe right on an external business partner with the perfect match of mindsets and capabilities to […]

Gaming is booming and is expected to keep growing. This chart tells you all you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content The gaming industry is tipped to maintain its recent rapid growth, and could be worth $321 billion by 2026, a new PwC report says. Millions of new players splashed out on games […]

EIB Board, supported by the EU Commission, approves €1.59 billion of EU financial assistance for Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EIB, the EU bank, is providing €1.59 billion, supported by guarantees from the EU budget, to help Ukraine repair the most essential damaged infrastructure and resume critically important projects addressing the urgent needs of Ukrainian people. This is the second package of support for […]

The Need for Harm Reduction in an Era of Social Isolation and Rampant Drug Use

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. George Mathew is a fourth-year medical student at Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria. 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 reflect […]

Employment: Commission report shows young people most affected by job losses due to economic impact of COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published its Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review 2022. Amongst other findings, the report shows young people were among the most negatively affected by job losses during the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also shows that […]

Eradicating women’s poverty in Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call on the Commission and EU countries to address the inequalities women face, such as barriers to the labour market and access to affordable childcare. In a report adopted on Tuesday with 535 in favour, 18 against and 79 abstentions, MEPs call for […]

Explained: how engineered crops can fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Doxzen, Hoffmann Fellow, Precision Medicine and Emerging Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum Global food systems feed a growing world population, but are a major contributor to climate change. Scientists are developing a suite of genetically engineered crops that […]

Role of comprehensive sex education in family planning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhammad Numan Tahir is a final year medical student at Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College Mirpur AJK, Pakistan. 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 […]

Greater consumer safety when shopping online and offline

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new rules aim to ensure that all kinds of products in the EU, whether sold online or in traditional shops, comply with the highest safety requirements. On Thursday, the Internal Market Committee adopted its position on the EU’s updated rules on product safety […]

Taxonomy: MEPs object to Commission’s plan to include gas and nuclear activities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs in the two responsible committees objected on Tuesday to the inclusion of nuclear and gas in the list of environmentally sustainable economic activities. In a joint meeting of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee […]

Role of Technology and Academicism in combating Low Adherence to the Covid Vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Thiago Gurgel Regis and Ms. Ana Carolina Alves de Oliveira, two second-year medical students at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), in Mossoró, Brazil. They is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

Public pandemic nuisance

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maryam Tariq, 2nd year MBBS student at Aziz Fatima Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad, 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 […]

Here’s how steel and cement could help turn climate change on its head

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana Ghoneim, Chief of the Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Gökçe Mete, Head of Secretariat, Founding Member, Leadership Group for the Industry Transition (LeadIT) and Women in Green Hydrogen Network & Anthony […]

World No Tobacco Day: Statement by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Every year, the harmful effects of tobacco continue to take their toll on the health of citizens and our societies. The considerable cancer burden associated with tobacco exposure is an unfortunately well-known reality, with lung cancer accounting for around 12% of all new cancer […]

This is the future of work, according to experts at Davos 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. /Author: Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Kasim Kutay, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Holdings & Ester Baiget, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novozymes The future of work, jobs and skills was a core theme of the […]

EU digital acts: MEPs to visit tech companies in Silicon Valley, US

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A delegation from the Internal Market Committee will travel to Silicon Valley to meet with leading tech companies including Google, Meta, Apple, Airbnb, eBay, Paypal and Uber. From 23 to 27 May, an Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee delegation will go to the […]

Commission launches one-stop-shop to support researchers of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched the ‘European Research Area for Ukraine’ (ERA4Ukraine) portal, a one-stop-shop for information and support services to Ukraine-based researchers and researchers fleeing Ukraine. The portal brings together initiatives at the EU level, per country and from non-governmental groups. It aims to […]

Inauguration of the Ukrainian civil society hub

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday at 9:30, Parliament’s President Roberta Metsola will give the keys to the Station Europe building to the Ukrainian civil society organisation Promote Ukraine. To support Ukrainian civil society, the European Parliament will make a whole floor available to the NGO Promote Ukraine […]

Intellectual property: Statement by EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton welcoming the provisional application of the Unitary Patent

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today marks an important day for innovation in Europe. Today, the Unitary Patent starts to become reality. It has been a long and difficult way to get here: almost 50 years of discussions, and a decade since the Unitary Patent was agreed.  Today, with a sufficient […]

The advantages to give youth participation in making health policy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nuthchaya Mejun, a third year medical student at Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and Ms. Tanaporn Meejun is a fourth year medical student at Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations […]

Which emerging economies have the best universities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content China dominates the record number of universities that qualified for the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022. THE’s survey ranks institutions from emerging economies classified as ‘advanced emerging’, ‘secondary emerging’ […]

Circular economy: Commission takes action against five Member States to improve waste management

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Annual waste generation from all economic activities in the EU amounts to 2.5 billion tonnes, or 5 tonnes per capita a year, and each citizen produces on average nearly half a tonne of municipal waste. In its Circular Economy Action Plan, the Commission has […]

Poland: Constitutional Tribunal is illegitimate, unfit to interpret constitution

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Polish Constitutional Tribunal is “a tool for legalising the illegal activities of the authorities”  No EU money for governments who flagrantly, purposefully and systematically undermine EU values  EU must protect the people of Poland, who remain overwhelmingly pro-European  Parliament condemns an attempt to undermine […]

MEPs debate high energy prices, rule of law, migration ahead of EU summit

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls on European Council to tackle the energy price crisis and deal with rule-of-law offenders at its 21-22 October summit meeting. In a debate on Wednesday with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar, representing the Slovenian […]

Top-down or bottom-up? How to cultivate a digital culture in your organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samanntha DuBridge, VP, Global Benefits, Culture & Engagement, HR Mergers and Acquisitions, Employee Mobility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Brian Tippens, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift to a digital-first world which […]

Overcoming myself during a pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela Leon U., a medical graduate from Panama City, Panama, and current NMO President of the International Federation of Medical Student’s Associations – Panama (IFMSA Panama). She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]