‘Trickle-down’ tax cuts don’t work, study says

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A study claims that taxing the richest less doesn’t strengthen economies and worsens inequality. London-based academics have analysed 50 years of growth, income and employment data covering 18 countries. The study comes as governments are considering raising taxes to repair the economic damage of […]

Bosses perform better when they are appreciated by their staff, according to a new study

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Managers were surveyed over 10 days about how much they felt appreciated, for a study by the University of Central Florida. Feeling more appreciated led to more energy, which translated into higher […]

Central America: EU increases humanitarian support by €5 million and delivers additional in kind assistance to hurricane victims

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Further EU assistance has been delivered today in Honduras to the victims of Hurricanes ETA and IOTA in the country through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Queen Letizia of Spain is in Honduras as two shipments totalling some 17.7 tonnes of cargo, including  COVID-19 […]

COVID-19 put 1.6 billion children out of school. Here’s how to upgrade education post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amel Karboul, CEO, Education Outcomes Fund • Many of the 1.6 billion children out of school during the pandemic may never return. • Of those who do, more than half will not receive the education required for basic […]

How to make your business thrive by doing good

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laurent Marbacher, Author and consultant and Isaac Getz Author and professor, ESCP Europe Business School Doing good indiscriminately is a pitfall, because it’s not effective enough. A company cannot maximize its profits and minimize its environmental damage at […]

This is how good governance can make sure technology works for everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Emerging technologies will have a vital role in the recovery from the pandemic and avoiding future crises. But regulation is not keeping pace with innovation in fast-moving areas such as fintech and […]

Mergers: Commission refers acquisition of newly created joint venture by Telefónica and Liberty Global to the UK competition authority

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Commission has referred the proposed acquisition by Telefónica S.A. and Liberty Global PLC of a newly created joint venture to the Consumers and Market Authority (“CMA”) of the UK, at its request. The proposed joint venture will combine Telefónica’s UK Limited business […]

As we switch to cleaner energy, there are three dangers we must not overlook

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 Demand for electricity could surpass demand for oil by 2040. One-fifth of the world’s energy consumption is met by electricity. The switch to renewable energy calls for greater focus on electricity security. […]

Commission welcomes agreement on the modernisation of EU export controls

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the agreement reached today by the European Parliament and the Council on its proposal for a modernisation of EU export controls on sensitive dual-use goods and technologies. The changes agreed today will upgrade and strengthen the EU’s export control toolbox to […]

Countries are piling on record amounts of debt amid COVID-19. Here’s what that means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Public debt levels and deficits have hit records during the pandemic. Many experts argue it’s a sound means to fund the recovery. Such borrowing has been further enabled and […]

Can we ensure patients’ safety without taking care of healthcare workers?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriele Montipó, a second-year medical student at the UniversidadeEstadual do Oeste do Paraná, in Francisco Beltrão, Brazil. 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 […]

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 & […]