What the G7 Summit could mean for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nathan Cooper, Lead, Partnerships and Engagement Strategy, Climate Action Platform, World Economic Forum, Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets G7 leaders are meeting in Germany to discuss the […]

Our waste is valuable: how one company is creating a circular economy for plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO, Accenture in Europe & Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Just 9% of the world’s plastics waste is recycled, yet plastics have a wide range of applications – from packaging to cars and textiles. […]

Farm to Fork: New rules to reduce the risk and use of pesticides in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. What has been proposed today and what are the next steps? The Commission has proposed new rules to reduce the use and risk of pesticides in the EU, delivering on the Farm to Fork Strategy objective of a fair, healthy and environmentally respectful food […]

Junior Enterprises Europe Winter Conference 2023: how can students make a difference in Europe? 

This article was published in cooperation with our partner Junior Enterprises Europe. This year’s edition of the Junior Enterprises Europe  Winter Conference – the biggest  event of the European Network of Junior Enterprises – took place virtually due to the pandemic between the 2nd and the 5th of March and it gathered over 180 higher education […]

What I learned at Davos 2022 about the future of finance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Huw van Steenis, Co-chair, Global Future Council on Responsive Financial Systems, The World Economic Forum Davos 2022: The nature of the big transitions dominated sobering business and investor debates. The biggest worries are macro regime change, the mobilisation […]

What is the EU doing to end its reliance on Russian energy?

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 Russia is the EU’s leading supplier of oil, gas and coal imports. But the EU has a plan to end its dependence on Russian energy by 2030. Accelerating the switch to renewable […]

What type of sleeper are you? Scientists have identified 16 categories

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 Environmental and genetic influences combine to dictate which type of sleeper you are. Scientists have grouped sleepers into 16 types after studying activity tracker data for over 100,000 people. Poor sleep is […]

Why China shouldn’t become Biden’s scapegoat amidst the war in Ukraine

While the entire world is shocked by the “abrupt” end of peace and prosperity in Europe which was signaled by the recent war in Ukraine, it is interesting to also observe opportunistic campaigns from the West which might further hinder stability in our world. Although sanctions are a powerful diplomacy tool and the EU and […]

How to contain the cascading impacts of war in ‘Europe’s breadbasket’

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 Ukraine and Russia supply significant portions of the world’s agricultural commodities. Potential food-related impacts of the war in Ukraine include social unrest in some places and regressive environmental responses […]

3 ways artificial intelligence could boost your cybersecurity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natasa Perucica, Research and Analysis Specialist, Cybersecurity Industry Solutions, World Economic Forum & Dmitry Samartsev, Chief Executive Officer, BI.ZONE Cybersecurity issues are widely seen as the greatest risk to company growth in the next three years. There is […]

Afghanistan: EU supports the education, health and livelihoods of the Afghan people with €268.3 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In the major humanitarian crisis Afghanistan is facing, the EU has launched projects worth €268.3 million, stepping up vital support to the Afghan population. The EU support focusses on maintaining education, sustaining livelihoods, and protecting public health, including for refugees, migrants and internally displaced […]

3 ways Asia-Pacific healthcare can become patient-centric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lance Little, Managing Director, Region Asia Pacific, Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Personalized diagnostics can now put patients at the heart of healthcare. Large-scale data analytics will further the power of patient diagnostics. Public and private sector must collaborate […]

How 4IR is encouraging the development of people, not just machines

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing & Value Chains; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum & Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific and Chief Energy Officer, Alcott Global New manufacturing opportunities are expected to create […]

EU institutions agree priorities for 2022 for a resilient and reinvigorated EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The leaders of the EU institutions signed a Joint Declaration identifying key legislative priorities for 2022, and welcomed progress on the 2021 priorities. On Thursday, European Parliament President David Sassoli, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša, on behalf of the Presidency of the Council, and […]

Statement by the Commission on fishing licences

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the UK has issued 18 licences for EU replacement vessels in the UK territorial waters and 5 licences for EU vessels to access Jersey waters. Further technical consultations will continue with the aim to have 7 additional replacement vessels licenced by the end […]

International public procurement: a new instrument to support EU firms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Trade Committee adopted its position on the draft international procurement instrument aimed at restoring the balance of opportunities for EU companies tendering outside the EU. The proposed International Procurement Instrument (IPI) introduces measures limiting the access to open EU public procurement tenders of […]

Is working from home harming women’s careers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content As a result of working from home, 51% of women are less optimistic about their career prospects than they were pre-pandemic, according to a survey. Difficulties accessing childcare and COVID-19 disruptions to […]

If healthcare doesn’t strengthen its cybersecurity, it could soon be in critical condition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stéphane Duguin, CEO, CyberPeace Institute A study of healthcare cyberattacks in over 30 countries shows the scale of the rising threat. Ransomware attacks dominate the broadening scope of threats to healthcare providers. More action is needed from actors […]

Belt and Road green investment that delivers on climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sha Song, Specialist, China Partnerships, Global Centre for Public Goods, World Economic Forum Beijing The population of Belt and Road countries (including China) is projected to reach approximately 5.4 billion by 2030. Demands on global infrastructure, the economic […]

From adversaries to allies: How trade reform built trust in Colombia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Candice White, Knowledge Specialist, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, World Economic Forum A high level of trust between business and government is essential for effective regulatory reform that drives trade, economic development and progress on the UN Sustainable […]

South Sudan: EU provides €2 million in emergency humanitarian funding for victims of floods

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has allocated emergency humanitarian funding of €2 million for those affected by recent unprecedented floods in South Sudan. To date, an estimated 40 people have died and over 750,000 people are affected. Many people had to flee their homes due to […]

Youth mental health: An eye on the effects after a year of COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lucero Baca, a 22-year-old Peruvian student passionate for public health issues, mental health, and public policies. 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 […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: second Plenary session concludes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On Saturday 23 October, the second Conference Plenary meeting took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg to discuss citizens’ contributions. The 80 representatives of the European Citizens’ Panels took their seats as Members of the Plenary and discussions focused on citizens’ contributions from: […]

COVID-19: Parliament wants more transparent EU vaccine policies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Vaccine development, purchasing and distribution in the EU needs to become more transparent, say MEPs. In a resolution adopted with 458 in favour, 149 against and 86 abstentions, Parliament calls for legislation to make the process of researching, purchasing and distributing COVID-19 vaccines more […]

What is tuberculosis and why are deaths rising?

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 Deaths from tuberculosis (TB) have risen for the first time in a decade, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization estimates the number of people developing TB and dying from […]

The Pegasus Project awarded the 2021 Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. This Thursday 14 October 2021, the Daphne Caruana Prize for Journalism was awarded to the journalists from the Pegasus Project coordinated by the Forbidden Stories Consortium. The award ceremony held in the Press Centre of the European Parliament was opened by the President of […]

European Youth Event 2021: proposals for the future of Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Recycling, multilingualism, the rule of law and a push for a Federal Europe were among the main ideas by the 10,000 young participants. The European Youth Event (EYE2021) took place on 8-9 October, with 5,000 young people at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and […]

The Effects of COVID-19 on The Mental Health of Youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Boonyavee Wongwisetsuk, a second year medical student in Thailand trying to navigate her way through the stress of medical school and the pandemic. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

European Youth Event 2021 kicks off

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On 8 and 9 October, 3,000 to 4,000 young people will gather in Strasbourg and online to exchange ideas and contribute to discussions on Europe’s future. Under the motto “The future is ours”, the European Youth Event (EYE) 2021 will feature dozens of activities, […]

Human rights breaches in Myanmar and Rwanda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted two resolutions on the human rights situations in Myanmar and Rwanda. The human rights situation in Myanmar, including the situation of religious and ethnic groups Parliament condemns the Burmese military’s (Tatmadaw) widespread violent response to any kind of […]

State aid: Commission invites comments on draft proposal to further facilitate implementation of aid measures promoting the green and digital transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting Member States and all other interested parties to comment on certain proposed amendments to the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). The purpose of the proposed revision is to reflect the changes to various sets of State aid Guidelines, which […]

Why being humble is so important in the world of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Seckler, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Strategy, ESCP Business School Recent research shows that people who effectively learn from mistakes share one common characteristic: humility. Humble people see value in errors and the information that they provide for […]

Stepping up legal action: Commission urges 19 Member States to implement EU digital and media laws

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission takes legal action against 19 Member States failing to deliver the benefits of EU digital legislation in the area of audio-visual media and telecommunications. These Member States are required to transpose into their national laws two new sets of rules, without […]