rescEU assets mobilised to help Greece fight devastating forest fires

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request for assistance from Greece on 13 August 2019, rescEU assets have been mobilised to tackle forest fires ravaging several areas of Greece. As an immediate response, the European Union has already helped to mobilise 3 forest fighting planes from rescEU reserve […]

Why practicing medicine privately at home is still a (difficult) option?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Christos Tsagkaris, a fifth-year medical student at the University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine, Heraklion, Greece. 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 […]

How a bionic arm is helping one little girl enjoy the things most take for granted

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 Life hasn’t always been easy for Mady Gardner. Born without her left arm below the elbow, everyday tasks like putting her hair in a ponytail were almost impossible. Now the eight-year-old from Austin, […]

This is how countries compare on gun deaths

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 Half of all firearm-related deaths in 2016 occurred in just six countries – all in the Americas – according to a study. Brazil had the largest gun deaths toll, with over 43,000 people killed […]

Commission provides 20 cities with funding for innovative security, digital, environmental and inclusion projects

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will finance 20 urban projects with €82 million. These projects were put forward by cities under the 4th call for proposals of the Urban Innovative Actions which is implemented by French region Hauts-de-France. In particular, Piraeus (Greece), Tampere (Finland) and Turin (Italy) will […]

Here’s how we reboot digital trade for the 21st century

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vinay Mendonca, Managing Director; Global Head, Product and Structuring, Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF), HSBC When it comes to the headlines on global trade, the talk is all about geopolitics and tariff, but away from all that noise, […]

The India–U.S. trade dispute and India’s evolving geopolitical role

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) While the strategic partnership between the United States and India remains robust, some analysts see the relationship as becoming significantly strained if current trade disagreements are not managed properly. To examine […]

A challenge for inclusion in the Dominican Republic’s health care services

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. María Cedeño and Ms. Lia Patricia Reyes Santos, two third-year medical student sat the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 […]

Humanitarian Aid: EU announces €18.5 million additional package for Latin America and the Caribbean

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As numerous natural disasters threaten vulnerable communities in the Latin American and Caribbean region, the Commission has announced today new humanitarian funding of €18.5 million. This includes €15 million to support preparedness of local communities and institutions for natural disasters throughout the region: Central […]

The smartest cyber investment is collective action. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Rebekah Lewis, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Cybersecurity is one of the most strategically important issues facing the world today. Cyber actors […]

Business could learn plenty about cybersecurity from the secret state

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Garfield, CEO, Garrison UK The national security apparatus – the secret state – of many countries has long recognized the risk of cyberattack and has sought to be at the leading edge of trends in cybersecurity. Increasingly, business […]

‘Eco-shaming’ is on the rise, but does it work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elaine Thelen, Writer, Formative Content How are your green credentials? Unless they’re whiter than white, you may encounter a new phenomenon: ‘eco-shaming’. With environmental activism on the rise this year as the consequences of climate change become all […]

The online junk information grows, but so we shall

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Muhsin Öznaneci, a 4th grade Medical Student in Istanbul Medeniyet University, which is based in Istanbul Turkey. 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 […]

5 ways CEOs can renew their businesses for the digital age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torrance, Managing Director, FoundersLane As they are catapulted into the digital era, many businesses are crash-landing in a world they no longer recognize. At their helms are CEOs who have navigated choppy waters for decades and taken […]

5 ways for scientists and clinicians to double up on healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jerica Reyes, President, St. Luke’s Molecular Medicine Society The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified non-communicable diseases(NCDs) as one of the major challenges in health for the 21st century. Now declared a global concern, their increasing prevalence is no […]

Greening the Belt and Road is essential to our climate’s future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ma Jun, Chief Economist, People’s Bank of China Climate change is the battle of the century. According to a 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report, the global temperature rise will likely 1.5°C as early as 2030. We […]

Sweden has invented a word to encourage people not to fly. And it’s working

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Sweden’s departure lounges are looking less crowded as more Swedes are deciding to take the train rather than fly. Passenger numbers at Swedish airports have dropped 8% so far this year. The […]