Smallholder farmers could help fix global food systems with the right technology. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tara Nathan, Executive Vice-President, Humanitarian and Development, Mastercard, Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director, Research for Industry; Chief Technology Officer, Agri-Food, Microsoft Smallholder farmers are the heart of the global food system, producingoverone-third of the food we eat. Yet for many […]

The 5 calls-to-action from youth and young people at Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katie Hoeflinger, Specialist, Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum, Natalie Pierce, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum Sixty teenagers and young people gathered at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2023. They came […]

Terrorist content online: Commission takes action to protect people from the risk of online radicalisation and recruitment by extremists

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has decided today to send letters of formal notice to 22 Member States – Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia,  Finland and Sweden for failing to comply with […]

President Herzog: “Antisemitism remains, and Holocaust denial still exists”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Israel’s President Isaac Herzog called on MEPs to work to eradicate antisemitism in Europe and adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. Opening the commemoration ceremony, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola called the Holocaust “history’s greatest crime. A crime intended to wipe […]

Commission sets out concrete actions for greater involvement of social partners at national and EU level

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents an initiative to further strengthen and promote social dialogue with concrete actions at national and EU level. It renews our strong commitment to social dialogue as a cornerstone of the EU social market economy and its competitiveness. The initiative empowers […]

Davos 2023: key takeaways for cities and local economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Head of Urban Transformation; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Last week, nearly 3,000 global leaders – including over 350 government leaders and 47 heads of state – converged on the Swiss Alps for the […]

We need more inclusive reporting on disability. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rhiannon Parker, Chief Innovation Officer, The Valuable 500 Today’s C-Suite leaders have the daunting task of simultaneously upholding their fiduciary duties and acting as stewards of the purpose-led values expected of their organizations. Translating these values into tangible actions […]

Semiconductors: MEPs adopt legislation to boost EU chips industry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, MEPs backed plans to secure the EU supply of chips by boosting production and innovation, and setting up emergency measures against shortages. The Industry and Energy Committee adopted two draft bills: one on the “Chips Act” that aims to bolster technological capacity […]

Davos 2023: key takeaways for cities and local economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Head of Urban Transformation; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Last week, nearly 3,000 global leaders – including over 350 government leaders and 47 heads of state – converged on the Swiss Alps for the […]

The mysterious coronavirus-related pneumonia COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Isabelle Karolinne Bispo Andrade and Ana Lavinia Siqueira França Gomes Silva, two second year medical students from  Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

How Latin American can navigate global risks and emerge stronger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marisol Argueta de Barillas, Head of the Regional Agenda, Latin America; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2023, under the title “Cooperation in a Fragmented World,” takes place during a complex […]

At Davos 2023, IMF’s Georgieva urges monetary authorities to ‘stay put’ despite optimism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chris Hamill-Stewart, Freelance Editor, World Economic Forum, Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged the international community to stay realistic about the prospects of an economic recovery. At […]

30 years of the EU single market: Time to face new challenges

The European single market remains one of the EU’s greatest achievements and a key tool to protect people and businesses in times of crisis. Following a ceremony and debate at the start of the plenary session, Parliament adopted on Wednesday a resolution on the 30th anniversary of the EU single market with 537 votes in […]

Corruption allegations: Parliament has to seize the moment, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. One month after the allegations and charges against some MEPs, Parliament took stock of developments and demanded concrete action to close loopholes. Opening the debate on behalf of the European Commission, Commissioner Ylva Johansson decried the “few who had put at risk the good […]

3 ways to accelerate financing for clean hydrogen projects

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jorgen Sandstrom, Head of Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Programme, Industrial Transformation, World Economic Forum, Derek Baraldi, Head of the Banking Industry, World Economic Forum, Noam Boussidan, Manager, Transforming Industrial Ecosystems, World Economic Forum, Manuela Stefania Fulga, Platform Curator, Banking and […]

Now is the time to double down, not slow down, on transforming industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barbara Frei, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric Switzerland AG Throughout the 20th century, science fiction books and film and TV spinoffs have imagined what the future would look like. Isaac Asimov’s robot stories talked […]

The approach of oncological patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bianca de Araújo Sobral, the first author of this article, who was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She is currently in her sixth semester of medicine at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Campinas. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial […]

What is government debt – and how is it paid back?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Soaring government debt is a pandemic legacy we are going to be living with for years to come. Countries borrowed heavily as they struggled to keep their economies afloat while tackling COVID-19. […]

Long COVID is disabling millions of Americans. These are the top health stories you need to know about

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shyam Bishen, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. News in brief: Top health stories to read Psychiatrists in the Belgian capital Brussels are to start offering museum visits […]

3 reasons why the future of carbon capture looks promising

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jason Kraynek, President, Production & Fuels, Fluor Corporation Less than eight years. That’s how long the world has to cut global emissions in half as part of the race to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. And yet, in […]

Medicine to Peace: These are the Nobel Prize winners in 2022

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 How far back does your family tree reach? The winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine just added a few thousand years. Swedish geneticist Professor Svante Pääbo discovered the […]

European Health Union: A new EU approach on cancer detection – screening more and screening better

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, as part of the EU Cancer Screening Scheme to be put forward under Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the Commission presents a new approach to support Member States increasing the uptake of cancer screening. Focusing on detection of cancers at an early stage, the […]

Parliament approves €5 billion loan to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs gave the green light to a €5 billion macro-financial loan to help Ukraine cover its acute financing needs caused by Russia’s invasion. This is the second, and largest, tranche of a €9 billion EU support package, of which €1 billion has […]

EIB Group starts disbursements from €1.59 bn EIB Ukraine Solidarity Urgent Response package

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Yesterday, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU bank, disbursed the first tranches of the €1.59 billion package of the Ukraine Solidarity Urgent Response, supported by an EU guarantee. The disbursed financing of €500 million will help the Ukrainian government cover priority short-term financing […]

Georgia’s EU bid: chasing a solution to domestic issues?

This article was written for The European Sting by the political correspondent Ms. Katarzyna Rybarczyk. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Since the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia began in 2009, Georgia has come a long way in terms of preparing to […]