Why we need new rules and tools for cryptocurrencies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simi Siwisa, Head, Group Public Policy, Absa Group Ltd & Steffen Kern, Chief Economist and Head of Risk Analysis, European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA Cryptocurrencies can make international payments more efficient, convenient and secure, while removing the […]

From raised fists at the 1968 Olympics to taking the knee: A history of racial justice protests in sport

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 Athletes have been given more freedom to express themselves at this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Two Black athletes were expelled from the 1968 Games after protesting against racial and social injustice on the […]

Women who crushed the gender barrier in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Aytac Qənbərli, a medical student from Baku, Azerbaijan. 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 writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, […]

How AI is serving up aces at Wimbledon – and what the technology means for the future of sport

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 IBM’s new AI tool can watch Wimbledon simultaneously across more than 18 courts. Tennis highlights and results packages can be created within two minutes of a match finishing. Wearable tech and real-time […]

Blockchain can help us beat climate change. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adelyn Zhou, CMO, Chainlink Labs Smart contracts running on blockchains can unlock new ways to fight climate change and to cope with its impact. This approach relies on networks of ‘oracles’ – entities that enable blockchains to absorb […]

COVID-19: How the pandemic has made football’s structural problems worse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Franck Bancel, Professor of Finance, ESCP Business School & Henri Philippe, Partner, Accuracy During the decade that preceded the COVID-19 crisis, football in Europe enjoyed a continuous increase in revenues. The crisis has put stress on football governance […]

State aid: Commission approves Austrian network reserve for ensuring security of electricity supply

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Austrian plans to establish a network reserve for the Austrian electricity market. The temporary measure will be in force until end 2025 and will contribute to safeguarding secure network operation and sufficient electricity supply […]

The ECB plans to maintain supportive monetary policy, Ms Lagarde tells MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee quizzed the ECB President about economic stimulus stemming from negative interest rates and plans for the pandemic emergency purchase programme. During the monetary dialogue on Monday evening, the ECB’s President Christine Lagarde assured ECON MEPs that, while the […]

European Innovation Scoreboard: Innovation performance keeps improving in EU Member States and regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, which shows that Europe’s innovation performance continues to improve across the EU. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% since 2014. There is continued convergence within the EU, with lower performing countries growing faster […]

State aid: Commission approves a Polish scheme to compensate large companies for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak and provide liquidity support

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Polish scheme to partially compensate large companies for the damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictive measures implemented by the Polish government, while providing them with direct liquidity support through […]

GSMA Reveals Virtual Event Details Welcoming a New Era of Connected Impact at MWC Barcelona

Sponsored content 16 June 2021, Barcelona: GSMA is gearing up to celebrate the return of MWC Barcelona and has revealed more details of its virtual offering. Building on the success and learnings of the GSMA’s first large-scale hybrid event held earlier this year in Shanghai, MWC21 heralds a new era of connectivity and collaboration for […]

How the creative manufacturing and handmade sector can craft a post-COVID-19 future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Phillips, Founding Partner and Chief of Design, Powered by People The COVID-19 pandemic brought many creative manufacturing and handmade businesses to a standstill; The sector’s workforce is one of the world’s largest, but also among the poorest […]

Indian corona wave 2021: A nationwide oxygen emergency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rajvi, a fresh graduate from Medical College Baroda and SSG Hospital, India. 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 […]

Experts explain: What the FDA’s approval of a new Alzheimer’s drug means for healthcare

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 Alzheimer’s was the seventh biggest cause of death globally in 2019. The first Alzheimer’s treatment in almost 20 years has just been approved by the US Food & Drug Administration. Biogen’s Aduhelm […]

MEPs endorse EU citizens’ call for gradual end to caged farming

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Caged animal farming could be phased out in the European Union by 2027, say MEPs. In their response to the “End the Cage Age” European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), MEPs asked the EU Commission to come up with legislative proposals to ban caged farming in […]

MEPs hail minimum global corporate tax rate deal as historic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday morning, MEPs debated with Commission and Council the upcoming G7 summit and the topics they expect to be raised during the EU-US summit on 11 June. During the debate with Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis and Portugal’s Secretary of State Ana Paula Zacarias, MEPs […]

This start-up is using blockchain to help smallholder farmers prosper

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Many workers in emerging economies are unbanked because they can’t prove their existence in the supply chain. A US-based start-up wants to help by using blockchain to give everyone access to their work […]

Public health: Stronger rules on medical devices

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, new EU rules on medical devices (MDR) enter into application, establishing a modern and more robust regulatory framework to protect public health and patient safety. The new rules start applying after a one-year postponement due to the unprecedented challenges of the […]

Hybrid working is here to stay. But what does that mean in your office?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Workplace Intelligence • Both employees and the C-suite recognize the benefits of hybrid working. • Companies plan to define hybrid working arrangements in many different ways: according to specific time commitments, work type, and […]

Parliament demands democratic scrutiny over national recovery efforts

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want to receive all relevant information on national recovery efforts, ensuring democratic oversight of the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). In a resolution adopted on Thursday with 602 votes in favour, 35 against and 56 abstentions, MEPs restated that, in […]

We need tech solutions that value human interaction more than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: So-Young Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gnowbe In a new “low touch”, remote working economy, companies must reevaluate how they manage employee and company performance. The need for human connection is greater than ever – we need […]

HIV: embrace not disgrace

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Aafaq Amjad, a 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 reflect IFMSA’s […]

How insect hotels and honey highways are helping bee populations in the Netherlands

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Pollinators such as bees are vital to many of our food crops – but across the globe they’re declining. In the Netherlands, more than half of bee species have come under threat as […]

Understanding the Challenges Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Vishwajit G.V, a first year medical student in Coimbatore Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India. He 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 not necessarily […]

Investors must travel a winding road to net-zero. Here’s a map

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jo Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan For institutional investors, the path to net zero is not straightforward – but it is navigable. Earning both financial and environmental returns can be done, but it […]

Why we need a mindset shift to combat the new wave of supply-chain cyberattacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dani Michaux, EMA Cyber Leader and Head of Cyber Security, KPMG Ireland • The digital ecosystem has expanded in response to changing needs during the pandemic. • There is a current rise in cyberattacks, often on vulnerable digital […]

The invisible L word: the struggles to achieve SRHR, as HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment for lesbian population

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mbaama Millicent Marian, a Ghanaian who lives and schools medicine in Ukraine. She is currently in her 3rd year at Sumy State University.. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

4 ways to improve trade rules and support climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeroen Ouwehand, Global Senior Partner, Clifford Chance& Matthew Layton, Global Managing Partner, Clifford Chance Climate change goals require urgent global action – drawing on the brightest minds and the latest clean technology. To support this, governments must introduce […]

The challenges of the vaccination campaign in Brazil, including the state of Amazonas

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Juliana Mayra, a sixth-period medical student at Amazonas State University in Brazil, daughter of Luzamere de Araújo, native from Manaus, Amazonas. 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 […]

4 ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah Founder, The SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Rafal Rohozinski, Founder, The SecDev Group By 2026, almost 26% of the world’s GDP could be based on internet-based and digitally-connected industries. Seizing digital opportunities begins with an […]

Palliative care and Universal Health Coverage: how to advocate for the inclusion of palliative care in UHC

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mary AlMadani, a 3rd-year medical student at Mutah University, Jordan. 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 not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

MEPs call for suspension of the launch of the Belarus nuclear plant in Ostrovets

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs voice serious concerns over the safety of the Ostrovets nuclear plant in Belarus and demand that its commercial launch be suspended. In a resolution adopted with 642 votes to 29, with 21 abstentions, Parliament criticises the hasty commissioning of the Ostrovets nuclear plant […]

Commission opens infringement procedures against 24 Member States for not transposing new EU telecom rules

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission opened infringement procedures against 24 Member States for failing to enact new EU telecom rules. The European Electronic Communications Code modernises the European regulatory framework for electronic communications, to enhance consumers’ choices and rights, for example by ensuring clearer contracts, quality of […]