Why the call of Presidents Michel and Xi should help get EU-China relations back on track asap

Last Friday, a much anticipated high level call call took place between EU Council’s President Charles Michel and China’s President Xi Jinping. The call came exactly one month after the European Parliament’s issued “vision” of the China-EU relations and following a year of setbacks in the EU-China relations. Overall, the leaders’ call was positive allowing […]

State aid: Commission approves €31.9 billion Italian scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €31.9 billion Italian scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Many companies in Italy have seen […]

4 ways media and entertainment could be more equitable and diverse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hesham Zafar, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum There are examples of media, entertainment and sports brands that are bringing their diversity commitments to life. Others can learn from their successes to implement their […]

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 […]

Climate change: raise global ambitions to achieve strong outcome at COP26

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment Committee calls on all countries to implement a green recovery and increase their 2030 climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Ahead of the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021, on Tuesday the […]

It’s time to take girls’ digital safety and literacy seriously

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Madeleine Askham, Policy & Advocacy Lead, Plan International, Isobel Fergus, Research Manager, Plan International & Nikita Shubsole Digital Policy & Advocacy Officer, Plan International Girls and young women spend huge amounts of time online. Access to the internet […]

Managing third-party risks? Here’s how a holistic approach can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ali H. Asseri, Head, Cybersecurity Risk Management, Saudi Aramco, Mansur Abilkasimov, Director, Cybersecurity Governance, Schneider Electric, Dennis Frio, Managing Director, PwC, Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Supply chain attacks affect multiple global victims and […]

Reduce, reuse, compost: Why recycling alone won’t solve the plastic crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daphna Nissenbaum, Co-Founder and CEO, TIPA About 8 billion tons of plastic has been produced globally since the 1950s, but only 10% has actually been recycled. Recycling is increasingly seen as an unsuitable solution to the growing volume […]

The 5 ‘Ts’ of cyber-crisis readiness for every kind of organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Founder and CEO, GEC Risk Advisory & Tomer Saban, CEO, WireX Systems • Cyber-resilience is a fundamental principle in the face of rising threats to digital security. • Cyber-crisis preparedness is a crucial part of broader […]

Air quality, aviation fuel and Australia’s koalas: Everything you need to know about the environment this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers Writer, Formative Content This weekly round-up brings you some of the key environment stories from the past seven days, to help keep you up to date. Top stories: WHO releases new air quality guidelines: China’s new […]

Sakharov Prize 2021: Parliament to announce candidates

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs will be presented with the nominees for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in a joint committee meeting on Monday afternoon. MEPs from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Development Committee and Subcommittee on Human Rights will meet to assess the nominees put […]

The pandemic has hurt women’s healthcare. This is why that’s bad for everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Community Lead, Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum The pandemic undermined women and girls’ fundamental rights and we must learn lessons about its impacts to build back better and ensure these groups aren’t left […]

Future Healthworker’s role in 2030 Agenda

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mansey Varghese is a third-year Medical Student of SMBT Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Nashik, 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 writer and […]

How can young people change the world? Top tips from a youth activist

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers Writer, Formative Content Melati Wijsen was just 12-years-old when she co-founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags in Bali. She offers her tips for other young people hoping to drive change. Her generation has great potential to be […]

How can we deliver a climate-focused trade agenda?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jessica Gladstone, Partner, Clifford Chance, Janet Whittaker, Senior Counsel, Clifford Chance & Jeremy Stewart, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance Stable, open trade brings growth, scale, innovation and technology diffusion, which can be leveraged to accelerate decarbonisation and facilitate adaptation […]

How to harness the energy of social innovators for an inclusive recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Maria Inés Martin, Selections, Community and Impact Lead, […]

Joint EU-US Press Release on the Global Methane Pledge

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union and the United States announced today the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions to be launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November in Glasgow. President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der […]

EU and Indo-Pacific: natural partners

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the High Representative adopted a Joint Communication on the EU Strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. The Joint Communication contains concrete actions to reinforce the strategic engagement with the region, as tasked by the Council on 19 April 2021. President […]

State aid: Commission approves 2022-2027 regional aid map for Hungary

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Hungary’s map for granting regional aid from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2027. The Hungarian regional aid map is among the first maps approved by the Commission within the framework of the revised […]

Employers hold too much power over information. Workers must claim their data rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Byhovskaya, Senior Policy Adviser, Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD • The pandemic saw a steep increase in the accumulation of workplace data. • Most workers are poorly protected with respect to data access and […]

Why age inclusive workforces play a crucial role in building back a better society post-COVID

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stuart Lewis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rest Less A thriving jobs market that works for people of all ages is an essential component of any plan to build back better post-pandemic. Demographic changes mean there are enormous […]

How African countries can benefit from plan to reform global tax

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aimée Dushime, Global Shaper, Kigali Hub The two-pillar plan to reform global tax offers African governments a unique opportunity to address tax challenges from digitalisation of economies and to maximise tax revenues. To harness the potentials of BEPS […]

State aid: Commission approves €520 million Italian scheme to compensate the trade fairs and congress sector for damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €520 million Italian scheme to compensate companies active in the trade fairs and congress sector and their service providers for the damages suffered due to the restrictive measures introduced by the Italian government […]

“Support Science, Reject Politics”, a Sting Exclusive written by China’s Ambassador to the EU

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The rapid spread of Delta variant around the world […]

These are the skills young people will need for the green jobs of the future

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 Farming, architecture, science and teaching are some of the sectors that will need new green skills, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Almost half of young people feel they don’t have […]

Why hydrogen will remain a carbon-intensive solution until we can produce it cleanly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Project Fellow, Scale360° and Senior Consultant at Kearney, World Economic Forum & Fiona Walman, Senior Consultant, Kearney • Hydrogen has great scope to power many industrial applications. • But even producing it using renewable electricity is […]

Women in evidence: recognition for coping with COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariah Vicari Bolognani, a third-year medical student at the Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos – UNICEPLAC, in Brasilia, Brazil. 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 […]

Fake online reviews cost $152 billion a year. Here’s how e-commerce sites can stop them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Marciano, Director of Communications, CHEQ While there are well-intentioned valid users creating online reviews, there are also malicious users and bots. Translating this into economic impact, the direct influence of fake online reviews on global online spending […]

The ever-growing crises that are displacing migrants from their homes

This article was written by one of our guest writers, Mr. Aaron Gates-Lincoln, writer for Immigration News. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The ever-growing crises that are displacing migrants from their homes are dominating the headlines in the world of immigration. The act […]

Living in a pandemic: what are the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 5th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine. 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 […]

Will clean air become a new global currency?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Duong, Director, Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change, Harvard Medical School & Neha Rana, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School & Riya Master, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School The growing clean air crisis is […]

Why ‘floating wind’ is key to the energy transition and how to get it onto the sea quickly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Project Fellow, Scale360° and Senior Consultant at Kearney, World Economic Forum & Rebecca Meier, Senior Consultant, Kearney Floating wind, which uses turbines located at sea but not attached to the ocean floor, has several key advantages […]

It’s time to change the debate around AI ethics. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Ted Kwartler, VP, Trusted AI, DataRobot & Sarah Khatry, Managing Director, AI Ethics, DataRobot Heated debate about the development of […]