What the COVID-19 pandemic teaches us about cybersecurity – and how to prepare for the inevitable global cyberattack

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy & Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum COVID-19 […]

Teachers launch a free ebook to help children cope with the pandemic

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 Lego Foundation supports ebook written by teachers to help children during COVID. Publisher Nosy Crow releasesfree resource answering kids’ most common coronavirus questions. Humanitarian organizations join forces to publish book on how […]

Commission launches the Fit for Future Platform and invites experts to join

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today launched the Fit for Future Platform – a high-level expert group, which will help the Commission simplify existing EU laws and reduce administrative burden for citizens and businesses. It will also help ensure that EU legislation remains future-proof, given […]

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution can help us beat COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Alexander Walcott, Global Shaper, Kingston Hub China, South Korea and Taiwan are just some of the places using Big Data, AI and other emerging technologies to manage the effects and mitigate the risks of COVID-19; Jamaica and […]

Don’t let the virus quarantine your mind –Ways to strengthen “Mental” immunity

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ankit Gautam, a final year medical student at Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, 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 […]

Why ‘video call fatigue’ might be making you tired during lockdown – and how to beat it

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 Some video conferencing users are complaining of exhaustion after continual online meetings. Alongside Skype, Houseparty and Microsoft Teams, virtual meetings platform Zoom has boomed during the pandemic, growing from 10 million daily […]

Joint statement by EU and UK negotiators following the videoconference on 15 April 2020

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator, and David Frost, the UK’s Chief Negotiator, held a constructive meeting today via videoconference. The two sides took stock of the technical work that has taken place since the first negotiating round on the basis of the […]

COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 9 April

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 In this daily round-up, we’ll bring you a selection of the latest news updates on the coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. […]

Budgetary Control Committee asks for stronger measures to protect EU spending

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, the Budgetary Control Committee signed off on the Commission’s 2018 budget, but rules to fight fraud and conflict of interest must be strengthened. The Budgetary Control Committee recommends granting discharge of the Commission’s accounts for 2018 (corresponding to 97% of the whole […]

Opening – February plenary session, 27 new seats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Vice-President McGuinness led a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Foibe massacres during World War II, at the opening of the session in Strasbourg. On the day of remembrance in memory of all victims of the Foibe massacres during World War […]

Tips for investor engagement in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Jensen, Project manager, World Economic Forum Investors are looking to grow their portfolios in emerging markets. They must take the time to understand the local business environment, culture, and evolving regulations. Partnering with local investors can be […]

More countries are making progress on corruption – but there’s much to be done, says a new report

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 A new report from Transparency International finds improvements in the fight against corruption. But most countries are stagnating, and there are worrying connections between rich and poor countries. The report says unregulated […]

Why nature is the most important stakeholder of the coming decade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tariq Al-Olaimy, Co-founder, Public-Planet Partnerships Shareholder capitalism has been built on the destruction of the natural world We must place the natural world at the centre of any new model It’s time to move towards a rights-based stakeholder […]

Donors must do more to align development finance with climate goals

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Donor countries must do more to bring development finance in line with climate goals, raising the share used for climate action and reducing to zero the amount that supports new fossil fuel activities, according to a new OECD report. Aligning Development Co-operation and Climate Action: The […]