North African countries look to scale up renewable energy capacity: What you need to know about the global energy crisis this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Energy stories from around the world India has unveiled a low-emission development strategy at COP27 in Egypt which reiterated its commitment to develop green hydrogen infrastructure, Mongabay-India reports. […]

Albania joins the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today Albania officially becomes a Participating State in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism – the EU’s disaster risk management system. As a full member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Albania will not only be able to receive immediate support but can also send […]

25 ways heavy industries can reach net zero – IEA report

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 Better international collaboration is vital for the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. That’s the message of the Breakthrough Agenda Report 2022, published by the International Energy […]

Sanctioning a cryptocurrency protocol: What does that mean for Web3?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arushi Goel, Specialist, Data Policy and Blockchain, World Economic Forum, C4IR India, Geoffrey See, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Poko, Viraj Ananth, Legal & Policy Lead, Poko In August 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of […]

Why digitalization and software are essential to the value chain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noel Nevshehir, Director, International Business Services and Global Strategic Partnerships, Automation Alley More than 10 years ago, Netscape’s co-founder Marc Andreessen wrote what turned out to be a pivotal commentary in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Why Software […]

Mental illness: A ghost in a shell

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, early-stage researcher (ESRs) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. The writer 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 not necessarily reflect […]

How explainable AI is improving ‘buy now pay later’ schemes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, Temenos How we bank, where we bank and who we bank with are changing dramatically. These incredible shifts are being driven by increased customer expectations and the power of disruptive technology to meet […]

What is the ‘random trip’ craze and why is it so big in Japan?

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 Let’s go anywhere. Instead of deciding on a destination, travellers in Japan are leaving it to luck. It’s a trend called ‘random trips’ that is taking off in Japan – and travel […]

Save Gas for a Safe Winter: Commission proposes gas demand reduction plan to prepare EU for supply cuts

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union faces the risk of further gas supply cuts from Russia, due to the Kremlin’s weaponisation of gas exports, with almost half of our Member States already affected by reduced deliveries.  Taking action now can reduce both the risk and the costs […]

Health is not just for humans

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ándrew Suguru Sato, a 22 years old and a second-year medical student at Unicesumar, Maringá, Brazil. 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 […]

Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland: Commission proposes bespoke arrangements to benefit Northern Ireland

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed bespoke arrangements to respond to the difficulties that people in Northern Ireland have been experiencing because of Brexit, by further facilitating the movement of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. This follows extensive discussions over the past […]

Mental Health Implications of COVID-19 in Young Adults

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Claudia Manzano Herrera, a second-year medical student at UNIBE (Universidad Iberoamericana), located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 […]

Afghanistan: Commission announces €1 billion Afghan support package

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. During the G20 meeting on Afghanistan, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will announce a support package worth around €1 billion for the Afghan people and neighbouring countries, addressing the urgent needs in the country and the region. The socio-economic situation […]

Human rights breaches in Myanmar and Rwanda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted two resolutions on the human rights situations in Myanmar and Rwanda. The human rights situation in Myanmar, including the situation of religious and ethnic groups Parliament condemns the Burmese military’s (Tatmadaw) widespread violent response to any kind of […]