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 […]

Why informal networks will be key to the COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mouchka Heller, Project Manager, Seamless Integrated Mobility System, World Economic Forum Informal networks including community organizations and faith-based groups are stepping in to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic. They often fill gaps in resources and services to […]

3 ways the coronavirus is affecting animals around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josephine Moulds, Freelance journalist, Experts call for a ban on the trade of wildlife. A tiger has a confirmed case of coronavirus in New York. Wildlife are roaming free, while humans self-isolate. The coronavirus has upended our way […]

How can coronavirus lockdowns end safely and effectively? – WHO briefing

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 The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live on Monday 6 April. A strategic, “step-wise” approach will be essential to easing […]

Coronavirus is officially a pandemic – but we can change its course: Today’s WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.10 CET on Wednesday 11 March. The WHO officially declared the virus a pandemic after weeks of speculation. This could […]

All for equality – 2020 is a pivotal year for Gender Equality

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On International Women’s Day, the European Parliament celebrates the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA). For this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March, the European Parliament is marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration […]

Commission reports on progress made by Albania and North Macedonia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presented updates on the progress made by Albania and North Macedonia in further addressing rule of law related reforms, in particular in the areas set by the Council in June 2018. Both countries have delivered further tangible and sustainable results and […]

The Arctic is having holes stabbed through it at an alarming rate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Abrupt melting of the permafrost layer is leading to erosion, landslides and craters in the Arctic landscape. As the permafrost melts, greenhouse gases are released into the environment. Current climate change forecasts […]

Getting people with disabilities into work requires data

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content People with disabilities – estimated to be about 15% of the world population – constitute a largely untapped pool of talent in the labour market. And they face a high risk of […]

These dogs can smell tree disease – and could help save the world’s orange groves

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Dogs detect diseased trees with about 99% accuracy. ‘Citrus greening’ has caused 70% drop in Florida’s orange output. The disease has spread to the majority of the world’s citrus-producing areas. Dogs, of […]

Violence in North and West Africa increasingly targeting civilian and border areas – OECD/SWAC

  This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Violence in North and West Africa is increasingly targeting civilian and border regions as today’s conflicts involve non-state actors with diverging agendas, according to a new report by the OECD’s Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC).   The report uses granular data to assess the […]

Georgia: EU report highlights importance of maintaining reform momentum and depolarising the political environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Georgia remains committed to the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. The months to come, however, will be key for Georgia to tackle increasing political polarisation and to demonstrate its continued reform commitment, particularly in the areas of electoral and judicial reform. These are […]

Lagarde discusses the European Central Bank’s policy revamp with MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. ECB President Christine Lagarde, on Thursday fielded questions from the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on the review of the bank’s monetary policy. In her opening remarks, Ms Lagarde set out the ECB’s outlook for the Euro area characterised by sluggish growth and sought […]

A new tidal energy project just hit a major milestone in Scotland

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Four turbines off the north coast of Scotland generated enough energy to power nearly 4,000 homes in 2019. Sitting in a natural channel, they harness the energy of the changing currents and […]

We need better alignment between climate and trade. Here’s a roadmap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Senior Researcher, The Graduate Institute, Geneva; Senior Research Associate, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford & John W.H. Denton, Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Trade and climate policy-makers have worked in separate silos […]

How one traumatised child survived genocide and started a movement for mental health

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 Around 8,000 people were killed in Rwanda and the brutality left mental scars. Grace Gatera was diagnosed with PTSD as a young child. She now campaigns to improve access to mental heath […]

How businesses can create an ethical culture in the age of tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Santa Clara University Even companies with good intentions sometimes fail on ethics. Proper systems can help address the gap. Setting the right tone at the top is crucial. According to the Oxford […]

Water reuse: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on minimum requirements for water reuse in agriculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The new rules, proposed by the Commission in May 2018, will set out harmonised minimum water quality requirements for the safe reuse of treated urban wastewaters in agricultural irrigation. Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, said: “With this provisional agreement, we […]

Suicide Prevention: Using Graduation as a Transformative Tool

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Pedro Anderson Ferreira Quirino, student of the fifth year of Medicine at the University of Pernambuco campus Serra Talhada and Mr. Alexandre dos Santos Lima, doctor from the Mauricio Nassau University Center – UNINASSAU . They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students […]

Parliament to vote on new European Commission on 27 November

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Conference of Presidents (President Sassoli and political groups’ leaders) closed the hearings process today. Parliament will vote on the new Commission on 27 November. After the meeting, European Parliament President David Sassoli said: “During the last two months, the European Parliament has played […]

Pushing for tax fairness in a digital world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marcello Estevão, Global Director, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment, The World Bank Every two days, a unicorn is created. I’m referring, of course, not to the mythical animal but to the hugely successful startup companies that are less than 10 […]

Can alternatives to rhino horn save these gentle giants?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Alternatives to rhino horn are being created to undermine illegal trade Conservationists have voiced concerns that disrupting the market won’t help Nearly 9,000 rhinos in Africa killed by poachers in 2006-2015 Some people […]

This air taxi uses 5G to ‘see’ around corners

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 As an answer to urban congestion, vertical take-off electric drones could soon provide a sustainable way to move people and cargo around our cities. Now the most advanced multicopter is adding 5G capabilities […]

The EU approves a new package of budget assistance to the Republic of Moldova to support rule of law and rural development reforms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission has approved the disbursement of almost €25 million in budget support assistance to the Republic of Moldova to help the government deliver key reforms for the benefit of Moldovan citizens in the areas of policing, the fight against corruption and […]

How scientists are turning living cells into the tiny factories of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Freemont, Professor, Imperial College, London & Natalie Curach, Project manager, Partnerships Manager & Douglas Friedman, Executive director, Engineering Biology Research Consortium & Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Biology is an […]

How the ‘California effect’ could shape a global approach to ethical AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brandie Nonnecke, Director, CITRIS Policy Lab, University of California, Berkeley & Jessica Cussins Newman, Research fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC Berkeley Amid growing concern over the threat of AI-enabled systems to perpetuate discrimination and bias and infringe upon […]

Brexit: European Commission recommends the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today recommended the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached at negotiator level on the Withdrawal Agreement, including a revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and approve a revised Political Declaration on the framework of the future […]