How to make data-enabled healthcare a reality in Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Elhusseiny, Area Head of Asia-Pacific, Roche Pharmaceuticals Asia-Pacific is the most densely populated region of the world and continues to grow – and age – at a rapid pace. COVID-19 brought us to an inflection point in […]

The European Commission recommends to Council confirming Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia’s perspective to become members of the EU and provides its opinion on granting them candidate status

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission presented its Opinions on the application for EU membership submitted by Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova as invited by the Council. Today’s Opinions are based on the Commission’s assessment in light of the three sets of criteria to […]

Mergers: Commission approves Ali Group’s acquisition of Welbilt, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Welbilt by Ali Group. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by Ali Group. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Ali Group and […]

Get the reporting right and sustainability will follow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier M. Schwab, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Expectations of the purpose of business, as well as how companies operate and deliver is evolving. The Forum understands the challenges they face and supports progress on convergent sustainability reporting […]

Tackling anti-vax movement in COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Marian Harrison is a junior house officer at Ghana Police Hospital, Ghana. 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 […]

Here’s how to reap benefits of the ‘digitalization in banking’ trend

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gang Peng, Chairman of China Construction Bank (Europe) S.A. and Vice Dean & Secretary General of International Institute, China Construction Bank Chinese banks are leaders in digitalization in banking through investment and innovation but there are still areas […]

Access to healthcare: Why we need to prioritize women and girls

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Project Lead, Women’s Health Initiative, World Economic Forum & Dhwani Nagpal, Content and Partnerships Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum COVID-19 exposed the shortcomings of global healthcare and public infrastructure. Women’s and girls’ health has been […]

EIB Board approves €4 billion credit line along with the EMBRACE Advisory Platform to support the integration of refugees from Ukraine in EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The €4 billion credit line aims to support EU Member States hosting people fleeing from Russia’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine and to develop vital public infrastructure for refugees and host communities. The Board approval follows the EIB’s pledge at the global fundraising event “Stand […]

European Health Union: A European Health Data Space for people and science

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission launched the European Health Data Space (EHDS), one of the central building blocks of a strong European Health Union. The EHDS will help the EU to achieve a quantum leap forward in the way healthcare is provided to people across […]

Why doesn’t the EU notice the new double digit growth of EU-China trade?

Recently the results of the EU-China trade for the first quarter of 2022 came out and scored an impressive 10.2% growth and yet the EU media and policy makers remained mute. Why is that so? Obviously, the world economy has been hit hard by an explosive mix of the war in Ukraine coupled with the […]

What is the EU doing to end its reliance on Russian energy?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Russia is the EU’s leading supplier of oil, gas and coal imports. But the EU has a plan to end its dependence on Russian energy by 2030. Accelerating the switch to renewable […]

Bold use of green tech can foster a new era of sustainable growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philip Meissner, Professor ESCP Business School, Founder & Director European Center for Digital Competitiveness Decarbonizing green technologies can reconcile economic progress with the production limits of our planet. New green tech, from vertical farming to 3D printing and […]

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and its global impacts: aid chiefs speak at a Forum Agenda Dialogue

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum A child flees Ukraine almost every second, humanitarian agencies report. Huge concerns for welfare of children, both inside and outside Ukraine. Crisis risks draining aid from other places in desperate need. […]

Women on boards: committees give green light for negotiations with member states

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, the Women’s Rights and Legal Affairs Committees backed talks with the Council of the EU on a bill to increase gender balance on corporate boards. Once confirmed by plenary, negotiations can move forward on the draft legislation aimed at ensuring gender parity […]

Statement by the European Commission calling for the protection of children in Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The bombardment of the children’s and maternity hospital in Mariupol yesterday is the latest in a series of atrocities and crimes committed against children. This senseless and illegal war waged by the Russian Federation is taking the lives of innocent children, and this is […]

Winds, winter drought and wildfires: Everything to know about the environment this week

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 This weekly round-up brings you some of the key environment stories from the past seven days. Top stories: Madagascar hit by Cyclone Emnati; Portugal may limit irrigation amid winter drought; animals flee […]

Antitrust: Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Insurance Ireland concerning access to its data sharing platform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission invites comments on commitments offered by Insurance Ireland, an association of Irish insurers, to address competition concerns regarding access to its Insurance Link information exchange system.  On 14 May 2019, the Commission opened a formal investigation into Insurance Ireland’s conduct. In […]

MEPs want to strengthen new EU rules for design, production and disposal of batteries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs say new measures for batteries are crucial for the transition to a circular and climate-neutral economy and for EU’s competitiveness and strategic autonomy. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted on Thursday, with 74 votes in favour, 8 […]

Eurobarometer: defending democracy is top priority for the European Parliament

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Citizens’ support for the EU and the EP in particular has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new Eurobarometer survey published on Tuesday. A near third of respondents (32%) chose democracy as top European value to defend, followed by freedom of speech and […]

Why the energy sector’s latest cyberattack in Europe matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Klimburg, Head, Centre for Cybersecurity, Member of the Executive committee, World Economic Forum, Filipe Beato, Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Maciej Kolaczkowski, Manager Oil and Gas Industry – Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Platform, World Economic […]

These 3 charts show the global growth in online learning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johny Wood, Writer, Formative Content People are increasingly accessing online courses to help them navigate today’s ever changing labour market. Online learning platform Coursera recorded 20 million new student registrations in 2021. The highest rate of new learner […]

COVID-19 – Are We Seeing The Beginning Of An End?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhammad Shahzeb is a second-year medical student from Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, 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 writer and do not necessarily […]

Higher education: making EU’s universities ready for the future through deeper transnational cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, European society needs the contribution of universities and other higher education institutions more than ever. Europe is facing major challenges such as climate change, the digital transformation and aging population, at a time when it is hit by the biggest global health crisis […]

MWC22 Barcelona: Reconnecting an Industry and Community

The new year brings renewed focus and energy, and as members of the MWC Barcelona community know, it is also when preparation moves into high gear. In eight weeks, we will open the doors of Fira Gran Via to the global mobile ecosystem and, I can’t wait to welcome everyone. This new year also begins […]

Everything we know so far about the Omicron COVID-19 variant

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content Scientists are studying a new COVID-19 ‘variant of concern’ named Omicron. The new COVID-19 strain was first identified in southern Africa. There are concerns Omicron could increase risks of reinfection. Scientists are […]

These 5 skills will get you the best jobs with your college degree

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Students graduating this year have been through the perfect academic storm. But after last year’s graduate job market slump, things seem to be improving. LinkedIn has identified the five key skills for […]

Belt and Road green investment that delivers on climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sha Song, Specialist, China Partnerships, Global Centre for Public Goods, World Economic Forum Beijing The population of Belt and Road countries (including China) is projected to reach approximately 5.4 billion by 2030. Demands on global infrastructure, the economic […]

From adversaries to allies: How trade reform built trust in Colombia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Candice White, Knowledge Specialist, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, World Economic Forum A high level of trust between business and government is essential for effective regulatory reform that drives trade, economic development and progress on the UN Sustainable […]

Launch by United States, the European Union, and Partners of the Global Methane Pledge to Keep 1.5C Within Reach

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Over 100 countries representing 70% of the global economy have now joined the Pledge Today, the United States, the European Union, and partners formally launched the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions to keep the goal of limiting warming to […]

EU disburses €600 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today disbursed €600 million in macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Ukraine. This is the second and final tranche under Ukraine’s current MFA programme following the first €600 million disbursement in December 2020. With this disbursement, the […]

The Masked Plague: How the mental health pandemic will soon resurface among the youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 5th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine and is a member of the Medical Students Association of Portugal. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Sakharov Prize 2021: introducing the finalists

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Afghan women, Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Bolivia’s former interim president Jeanine Áñez were shortlisted for the 2021 Sakharov Prize on Thursday. Following a joint vote by Members on the Foreign Affairs and Development committees on Thursday 14 October, the finalists for the […]

The Effects of COVID-19 on The Mental Health of Youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Boonyavee Wongwisetsuk, a second year medical student in Thailand trying to navigate her way through the stress of medical school and the pandemic. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]