A greener, fairer, and more robust EU farm policy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU’s future farm policy should be more flexible, sustainable, and crisis-resilient, so that farmers can continue to deliver food security across the EU. MEPs on Friday adopted their position on the post-2022 EU farm policy reform. The EP negotiating team is now ready […]

Focus on EU’s external action and building our stronger inner core: von der Leyen at the Special European Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On 1 and 2 October, EU leaders met in Brussels to discuss foreign affairs and the EU’s economic base. They reiterated full solidarity with Greece and Cyprus ‘whose sovereignty and sovereign rights must be respected’. “The EU has a strategic interest in a stable […]

To achieve the Great Reset, we will need more than just the actions of the powerful

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Janet Longmore, Founder and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) & Jonathan Jackson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dimagi & Carolien de Bruin, Lead, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Amy Goldman, Chief Executive Officer […]

Single European Sky: for a more sustainable and resilient air traffic management

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework which comes on the heels of the European Green Deal. The objective is to modernise the management of European airspace and to establish more sustainable and efficient flightpaths. This […]

Social media and the lack of information for blood donation

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lorenna Nogueira Pacheco, a doctor who has just experienced of graduating during the coronavirus pandemic at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás (PUC-Goiás), Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Employment and Social Developments in Europe review: why social fairness and solidarity are more important than ever

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission’s services have published the 2020 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review dedicated to the theme of social fairness and solidarity. The review provides evidence-based analysis on how to achieve greater fairness across the EU in the […]

We must prevent a post-COVID ‘carmageddon’. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheila Watson, Deputy Director, FIA Foundation & Imke Verburg, Programme Coordinator the Netherlands, Bernard van Leer Foundation Now is the time to consolidate the gains we have made in terms of cleaner air. Opening up and repurposing our […]

Black Lives Matter – for Pakistan’s Sheedi community too

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zahra Bhaiwala,  Impact Officer, Boston Hub & Neekta Hamidi, Outgoing Curator, Boston Hub & Sikander Bizenjo, Curator, Karachi Hub, Karachi Hub • Pakistan has the largest African immigrant population in all of South Asia, known as the Sheedi […]

Finding calm in the COVID-19 chaos 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Unaiza Naeem,  a 19 years old first-year medical student at Dow Medical College, Karachi, 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 […]

Topic: Mental Health in times of pandemic: What can each individual do to lessen the burden?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sarah Ibershimi, a third year medical students, studying at ‘Universiteti i Mjekësisë Tiranë (UMT)’, in Albania. 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 […]

Medical education during COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lia Patricia Reyes Santos and Ms. Amanda Villalona, two fourth-year medical students at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

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 […]

As people return to work, here’s how we can make commuting more inclusive and sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seán Doyle, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum As people return to work after COVID-19 lockdowns, we face a common challenge of improving the commuting experience for everyone. Employers and public partners need to […]

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 […]

EU-China: Council authorises signature of the agreement on geographical indications

This article is brought to you in association with the European Council. The Council today adopted decisions on the signature of the agreement between the European Union and the government of the People’s Republic of China on geographical indications (GIs). This is the first significant bilateral trade agreement signed between the EU and China. It will […]

Why the oil industry has less time to decarbonize than it might think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Orr, Partner and North America Head – Energy Practice, Oliver Wyman & Alejandro Vanags, Partner – Energy Practice, Oliver Wyman To survive and thrive in a lower-emission future, oil companies require nothing less than a transformation of […]

COVID-19: How multilateral development banks can lead through a crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President, New Development Bank Brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) are some of the worst affected by the global pandemic. The role of the BRICS New Development Bank during COVID-19 has validated the […]

In post-COVID Latin America, investment in infrastructure can bring back tourism – and rebuild the economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum The travel and tourism sector in Latin America and the Caribbean is projected to take a $110 billion hit due to COVID-19, says a new World Economic […]

Cross-border travel is confusing after COVID – this framework can help borders reopen safely

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Meyer, Co-founder and CEO, The Commons Project & James Kondo, Chairman and CEO, International House, Japan & Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum Cross-border travel after COVID must be safe and […]

How the post-COVID workplace will change business for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Pringle, Senior Vice President of Corporate Real Estate, Global Facilities and Environment, Health and Safety, Dell Technologies Businesses that prioritize their return to work strategies and change how they operate will outpace their peers; As we emerge […]

A new approach to scaling-up renewable power in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Milagros Rivas Saiz, Global Head, Cross Industry Advisory, International Finance Corporation A new, standardized approach to renewable energy procurement could accelerate its take-up in developing economies. An innovative programme, developed by the World Bank, aims to make clean […]

8 steps towards a sustainable economic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gerard Reid, Founder and Partner, Alexa Capital & Clay Nesler, Vice-President, Global Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, Johnson Controls & Christina Lampe-Onnerud, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cadenza Innovation & Claudia Vergueiro Massei, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Oman & […]

Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon should be free to earn a living

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Misty Buswell, Director of Policy and Advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa, International Rescue Committee • Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan remain largely excluded from the employment market in those countries. • The pandemic has […]

How AI can ensure your transition to remote work is equitable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katica Roy, CEO, Pipeline Women’s participation in the paid labour market took a hit with the onset of COVID-19. Remote work could further marginalize employees who find it difficult to advocate for themselves. AI can ensure that all […]

Why we need to solve our quantum security challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louise Axon, Research Associate in Cybersecurity, University of Oxford & Sadie Creese, Professor of Cybersecurity, University of Oxford & Jamie Saunders, Oxford Martin Fellow, University of Oxford & William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic […]

Long-term EU budget: MEPs slam cuts to culture and education

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Culture and Education Committee criticised the cuts to education and cultural programmes made by the Commission in its new proposal for the 2021-2027 budget. In a debate on Monday in the Culture and Education Committee with the Commission, all MEPs referred to cuts […]

Yoga as medicined for the mental distress amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: integrative and complementary practices

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Emille Magalhães Neves Campos and Narottam Sócrates Garcia Chumpitaz, students of the fifth semester of Medicine of the Federal University of Roraima (UFRR). They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Here’s why the world’s recovery from COVID-19 could be doughnut shaped

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 Doughnut plan seeks to balance the needs of people and the environment. Amsterdam aims to offer everyone fair social terms within safe ecological limits. The idea was conceived by Kate Raworth, an […]

Coronavirus: here’s what you need to know about face masks

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 Due to COVID-19, face masks are in high demand across the globe. Over 50 countries have made mask-wearing in public mandatory. China still makes most masks, but new makers are entering the […]

As India’s lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is just beginning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashwin Naik, Healthcare Entrepreneur and Author, The Healthcare Gamechangers Cases of mental illness have risen by 20% in India since the country went into lockdown. Only through local, community-based responses will India find the capacity to cope with […]

Telemedicine can be a COVID-19 game-changer. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cornelius Kalenzi, Postdoctoral Researcher, KAIST-Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Governments must reimagine healthcare delivery in the face of COVID-19. Telemedicine could be a big part of the answer – both now, and in a post-pandemic […]

Emotional control and introspectivity in times of pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Augusto Antônio da Fonseca Neto, student of Medicine at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte – UERN, located in the city of Mossoró. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

COVID-19 shows we need a broader definition of safe mobility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Dawkins, Project Lead, Automotive and Autonomous Mobility, World Economic Forum & Michelle Avary, Head of Automotive and Autonomous Mobility, World Economic Forum We must redefine “safe mobility” beyond reducing vehicular crashes to consider factors such as biosafety […]