Von der Leyen announces Global Response and calls for united world front against coronavirus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union will spare no effort to help the world come together against coronavirus, said Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, at the joint press conference with a number of world leaders, which the World Health Organization hosted on 24 […]

Here’s what COVID-19 teaches us about ‘social learning’ and the environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madhur Anand, Associate Professor, University of Guelph – The dire social and economic impact of COVID-19 could worsen environmental destruction in the long run. – But the pandemic is also teaching us how to use individual choices to […]

Quashing myths on 2019-nCoV for better public management

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Frederick Putra Wijaya, a fourth year medical student from Indonesia. 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 reflect IFMSA’s view […]

Viet Nam shows how you can contain COVID-19 with limited resources

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 To date, Viet Nam has had no fatalities as a result of the pandemic. The government acted swiftly to suspend flights, shut schools and quarantine new arrivals. More than 45 million Vietnamese […]

This app lets you order leftovers to help fight food waste

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 One-third of all food is lost or wasted. The Too Good To Go app wants to help solve the problem by finding a home for food that might have gone to waste. […]

Long-term EU budget: It is not possible to do more with less, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs deplore that member states are not ready to give the EU the necessary resources to deal with the European Union’s challenges. “Better no agreement than a bad agreement”, MEPs stress, considering the recent EU summit which ended with member states still not being […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Busting the myth by looking at the facts

Finally, some good news about the new coronavirus pneumonia outbreak (COVID-19). According to Reuters, China’s National Health Commission reported a substantial drop of 77% in new coronavirus cases last week, as the number of new cases in China dropped last Wednesday to 394 from 1,749 on the previous day. According to CNN’s most recent report, […]

How to unleash the potential of regions like São Paulo

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: João Doria, Governor of the State of São Paulo, Government of the State of São Paulo São Paulo’s economic success has been built on a broad spectrum of policy-making. Investments in infrastructure and technology have reaped enormous benefits. […]

Which countries’ workers spend the longest (and shortest) in retirement?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content Retirement lengths vary by country. There are now more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of five. The World Economic Forum says pension savings must be […]

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 […]

Parliament supports European Green Deal and pushes for even higher ambitions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs support the European Green Deal, but highlight challenges, including ensuring a just and inclusive transition and the need for high interim targets. Parliament adopted on Wednesday its position on the European Green Deal, unveiled by Commission President von der Leyen in a plenary […]

Confronting antimicrobial resistance of animal origin

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Angeliki Moutafi, Mr. Dimitrios Samaras, Mr. Ioannis Saperas and Mr. Lampros Fountoulis, all medical students from Greece. They are 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 writers […]

Here’s how we make the internet safer for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joanna Rubinstein, President & CEO, World Childhood Foundation, USA & Lina Fernandez, Special Projects Manager, World Childhood Foundation USA This year the World Wide Web celebrates its 30th anniversary. In that time, the internet has transformed every facet […]

The world needs a grand coalition to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency More than 40 years after the International Energy Agency (IEA) published the first edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO), the report’s overarching aim remains the same – to deepen our […]