Most of the world’s ocean is unprotected. This is why that needs to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for the Environment, Government of Nigeria & Vincent Van Quickenborne, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice and the North Sea, Government of Belgium More than three billion people rely on the ocean […]

How harnessing the power of SMEs and mid-sized companies can shape the future of sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier Woeffray, Practice Lead, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum & Zishu Chen, Content Curator, New Champions, World Economic Forum Beijing From investors to consumers, and employees to regulators, there is increasing pressure for businesses to integrate ESG considerations […]

Energy Security: Commission hosts first meeting of EU Energy Purchase Platform to secure supply of gas, LNG and hydrogen

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In order to secure the EU’s energy supply at affordable prices in the current geopolitical context and to phase out dependency on Russian gas, the European Commission has established with the Member States an EU Platform for the common purchase of gas, LNG and […]

Ukraine calls on the world to help its energy system and avoid nuclear disaster

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum, Juliet Masiga, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Energy minister and energy company heads address a special session at the World Economic Forum. They urge Europe to help maintain power supplies and […]

What is women’s ‘bodily autonomy’ and why does it matter for everyone?

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 Roughly half of all women reportedly lack the ability to freely make choices about their own bodies. In some places they face growing threats to their bodily autonomy. Women’s […]

Antitrust: Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Insurance Ireland concerning access to its data sharing platform

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission invites comments on commitments offered by Insurance Ireland, an association of Irish insurers, to address competition concerns regarding access to its Insurance Link information exchange system.  On 14 May 2019, the Commission opened a formal investigation into Insurance Ireland’s conduct. In […]

We Are More Likely Than Unlikely

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Farzana Anjum Shusmita, a 5th year Medical student from Bangladesh Medical College. 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 […]

How digitization can make the fashion industry more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ankiti Bose, Co-founder & CEO, Zilingo The fashion industry is rightfully vilified for being environmentally unsustainable. It takes over 4,000 litres of water to make a pair of jeans and most of that water is not recycled. The […]

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 […]

Citizens’ engagement: Launch of new centre for designing policies with citizens, for citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission is launching a competence centre on participatory and deliberative democracy in its Joint Research Centre (JRC). The competence centre will foster partnerships and provide guidance, tools and resources to strengthen citizen engagement in policy. The rise in citizens’ assemblies, juries, and […]

5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the role of leaders 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashok Krish, Global Head, Digital Workplace, TCS & Rashmi Bhaskar Mukherjee, Director, Experience Reimagination & Future of Work, Digital Workplace, TCS UKI The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s values and attitudes towards institutions in general, and towards employers […]

After decades of instability, what does the future hold

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohib Iqbal, International Economic Expert and Consultant, World Bank programmes in Afghanistan & Marie McAuliffe, Head, Migration Research, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Twenty years on from 9/11, Afghanistan remains battle-scarred by displacement and migration following the withdrawal […]

United States–European Commission Joint Statement: Launch of the joint COVID-19 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Taskforce

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. 1. Ending the COVID-19 pandemic through global cooperation remains our first priority. That cooperation includes efforts toward smooth manufacturing and supply chains for COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. 2. U.S. and EU supply chains for COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics are closely intertwined. a. Critical raw […]

Colombia: EU and Colombia today open a new chapter to strengthen bilateral relations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and Colombia agreed on a “Memorandum of Understanding on an Agenda of enhanced political and sectoral dialogue and cooperation for the next decade”, signed by High Representative Josep Borrell and the Vice-President and Foreign Minister of Colombia, Marta Lucía Ramírez in […]

Take the 1 Billion Lives Challenge to close the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum 85% of the world lives in areas covered by 4G, but only half are online. Cost, not coverage, is […]

State aid: Commission approves €3 billion French scheme to provide debt and capital support to companies affected by 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, French plans to set up a €3 billion fund that will invest through debt, hybrid and equity instruments in companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary […]

How pockets of Scottish forests could save red squirrels

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 The red squirrel populations are in decline with estimates indicating the UK red squirrel population is now under 140,000 compared to 2.5 million greys. A study by Heriot-Watt University and Forestry and Land […]

Gender inequities in the medical field, an urgent issue

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. María Teresa Ferri, a third-year medical student from Ecuador, she works with the local medical student’s association in the education committee. 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 […]

5 reasons why tropical forest protection should be central to corporate climate strategies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eron Bloomgarden, Executive Director, Emergent The climate crisis cannot be solved without ending tropical deforestation, which increased by 12% between 2019 and 2020. A jurisdictional approach to forest protection enables governments to drive systemic change at a national […]

Long-term vision for rural areas: for stronger, connected, resilient, prosperous EU rural areas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today put forward a long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas, identifying the challenges and concerns that they are facing, as well as highlighting some of the most promising opportunities that are available to these regions. Based on foresight and […]

How blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help build a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Stonberg, Chief Executive Officer, Bittrex Global The cryptocurrency ecosystem is shifting towards a cleaner, greener future. Most energy used to mine crypto already comes from renewable sources. Rather than harm the planet, crypto and blockchain can actually […]

G7 Summit: President von der Leyen outlines key EU priorities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the G7 Summit taking place from 11 to 13 June in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen outlined the key priorities and initiatives the EU will present in meetings with leaders of world’s key […]

COVID-19 in the third wave scenario

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria L. C. Meurer, a 4th year medical student of UNINGÁ and a member of IFMSA 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 to the writers and do […]

The European Union outlines a €3 billion economic support package to a future democratic Belarus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is presenting to the Council its outline for a comprehensive plan of economic support to a future democratic Belarus. The plan, of up to €3 billion, reflects the European Union’s commitment to support the Belarusian people’s wishes for a peaceful […]

Commission presents guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on Disinformation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes its guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation, the first of its kind worldwide, should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation. It sets out Commission expectations, calls for stronger commitments by the signatories […]

Lessons learnt, unlearnt or re-learnt? Analyzing the third wave of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Irshad, a nineteen year old, second year medical student currently enrolled in Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Pakistan. 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 […]

COVID-19 3rd wave: were the lessons learned from last year implemented?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gautam Araya, a medical student from Philippines. 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, nor […]

COVID-19 Wave III: were the lessons learned from last year implemented?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Wireko Andrew Awuah, a Ghanaian medical student of Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 […]

The inclusion of Palliative Care in the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jaquelini Fernanda Gomes dos Santos and Mr. Jhonatan Guilherme Fernandes, two 3rd year in medical school, member of the local committee of IFMSA Brazil-Uningá. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

EU approves disbursement of €500 million in macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has approved the disbursement of a €500 million loan to Ukraine as part of its fourth macro-financial assistance (MFA) programme. With this disbursement, the EU has now provided Ukraine with €3.8 billion in MFA loans since […]