Abuse of workers’ rights reached record highs in 2022. Where are things getting better and worse?

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 Workers have rights. But in many parts of the world, these rights are violated. The Global Rights Index 2022 found that abuse of workers’ rights reached record highs in 2022. The report […]

What we can learn about the future of digital assets regulation from recent US government reports

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Waliczek, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum, Aiden Slavin, Project Lead, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum, Brynly Llyr, Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets, CISA, World Economic Forum On 16 September the White […]

International Day of Sign Languages: how business can make a difference

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisabeth Pipic, Specialist, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice, World Economic Forum According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 billion people (nearly 20% of the global population) currently live with hearing loss and 430 million of […]

This technology turns windows into solar panels, here’s how

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 Imagine if your windows were transparent solar panels? It would mean homes, offices and whole cities could use their windows to sustainably generate electricity from the sun. See-through solar panels that look […]

Environmental implementation: Commission urges better application of EU environmental rules to protect human health and the environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published the third Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a key reporting tool that supports environmental enforcement and raises awareness about the importance of implementing environmental rules. Bridging the gap between what is decided at Union level and what is implemented on the […]

State aid: 2021 Scoreboard shows that COVID-19 State aid measures allowed for unprecedented levels of support while preserving the level-playing field

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 2021 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission and relating to State aid expenditure in 2020, shows the crucial role of State Aid policy in preserving a fair Single Market while at the same time allowing Member States to support companies in […]

The solution to online abuse? AI plus human intelligence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Inbal Goldberger, VP of Trust and Safety, ActiveFence Bad actors perpetrating online harms are getting more dangerous and sophisticated, challenging current trust and safety processes. Existing methodologies, including automated detection and manual moderation, are limited in their ability […]

State aid: Commission approves €110 million Austrian scheme to support agricultural producers in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved a €110 million Austrian scheme to support primary agricultural producers in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022 and amended […]

State aid: Commission approves €2.98 billion German scheme to promote green district heating

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. / The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €2.98 billion German scheme to promote green district heating based on renewable energy and waste heat. The measure will contribute to the implementation of Germany‘s National Energy and Climate Plan and to […]

State aid: Commission approves €181.5 million Latvian schemes to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved two Latvian schemes with a total budget of €181.5 millionto support small and medium-sized enterprises (‘SMEs’) and large companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis […]

Ukraine’s food exports by the numbers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Ukraine is one of the world’s top exporters of staple grains. Russia’s invasion has significantly hindered Ukraine’s agricultural sector, threatening food security worldwide. Here’s a look at its top […]

Why AI companies should develop child-friendly toys and how to incentivize them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karolina La Fors, Generation AI Fellow, World Economic Forum and DesignLab University of Twente, Benjamin Larsen, Project Lead, World Economic Forum Smart toys are proliferating rapidly across the globe, displaying new risks and opportunities for the youngest generation. […]

MEPs approve Croatia’s entry into the eurozone

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs on Tuesday gave a favourable opinion to Croatia’s bid to become the newest member of the eurozone from the 1st January 2023. Parliament, by 539 votes in favour, 45 votes against and 48 abstentions, adopted the report of Siegfried Mureșan (EPP, RO) stating […]

How to build the next generation of AI talent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Wehbe, Joseph Wehbe, CEO of DAIMLAS, VP Community of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels The benefits of artificial intelligence as a catalyst for economic growth are distributed unevenly across cities around the world. Consequently, so is its […]

How unlocking ‘hidden value’ can help start-ups transition to a circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tunç Karabayer, Curator for 2021-22 term, Global Shapers Ankara Hub Businesses tend to work with linear processes, making it challenging to transition to circular ones for a more sustainable way of working. The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers’ […]

Fake news are like pandemics, they spread

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Karina Frandzen Andreotti, 22 years old and in her third year of medical school in Maringá (PR) and Ms. Laura A. Martinhago, in the third year of medical school in Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

Fit for 55: MEPs back CO2 emission standards for cars and vans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Environment Committee MEPs are in favour of a pathway towards zero-emission road mobility in 2035 for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted on Wednesday, with 46 votes in favour, 40 against […]

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Apple over practices regarding Apple Pay

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices. By limiting access to a standard technology used for contactless payments with mobile devices in stores (‘Near-Field Communication (NFC)’ or […]

Why we need a diverse range of decision-makers to progress climate negotiations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie-Claire Graf, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme, Sophie Daud, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme, Veena Balakrishnan, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme, Heeta Lakhani, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme & Lindsey Prowse, Specialist, 1t.org North America, World Economic Forum […]

European response towards the refugee and migrant crisis: how can we all make 2022 a year of action and respect to human rights?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Oti Victor Nkemsinachi, a 3rd year 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 […]

MWC22 BARCELONA RUNS FROM 28 FEBRUARY – 3 MARCH 2022

At the outset of the pandemic, the mobile ecosystem demonstrated genuine leadership to keep vital lines of communication open. Two years later, as we learn to live with the virus, it is time for the industry to come together and collectively build a vision for a connected recovery. Earlier this week, the GSMA made an […]

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

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Greece’s map for granting regional aid from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2027 within the framework of the revised Regional aid Guidelines (‘RAG’). The revised RAG, adopted by the Commission on 19 April […]

7 billion ‘extra’ trees have been discovered in Africa – part of the continent’s ongoing efforts to restore and reforest the land

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content 7 billion trees that hadn’t been counted before have been discovered in Africa. The collaboration between Google and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has also identified many opportunities for improved land […]

How investing in tech for teachers can bring equity to education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Maloney, Assistant Vice President; Executive Director, Infosys Foundation & Tan Moorthy, Executive Vice President, Head Delivery Operations – US, Canada & LATAM, Infosys Students will be left behind if we do not invest in the digital skills […]

We must reform trade to build a sustainable, inclusive global recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum & José Viñals Group Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank Trade policy needs to evolve to meet growing global challenges. 29 CEOs and Chairpersons from five continents have called on world leaders to update […]

Indonesia’s SMEs hold the key to growth. How can they scale up?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arip Tirta President, Evermos, Prasanti W. Sarli Head of Social Impact, Evermos Indonesia’s small businesses will be an essential driver of the country’s future development. Currently most are micro-enterprises – there is an urgent need to understand how […]

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 […]

2030 SDGs: The change must come from the US

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Otumara Urowoli Jessica, a 5th year medical  student currently studying in Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 […]

What is integrated aquaculture and how can it help feed the world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rumaitha Al Busaidi, Group Manager, Business Innovation, Fisheries Development Oman Integrated aquaculture means linking two or more farming activities, where at least one is a fish-farming activity. It offers a sustainable, resilient solution to increase food security. Read […]

Obsolete tech is clogging up global trade. Here’s how to unblock it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ryan Petersen, Founder, CEO, Flexport Outdated logistics systems are unable to keep up with increased demand for goods in the pandemic recovery. Both trade’s physical infrastructure and software systems are lagging behind. Digital technology can increase freight efficiency […]

How to create a transparent digital economy and rebuild consumer trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lorenzo Miláns del Bosch, Partner, Communications, Media and Technology, Oliver Wyman (MMC) The digital economy in the US is expanding four times faster than the overall economy. Yet consumers remain concerned about the way data is collected and […]

We asked young people about work and skills. Here’s what they told us

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nadi Albino, Senior Advisor, Partnerships, Generation Unlimited & Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC We polled 11,000 young people around the world and spoke to a small group of them about the future of work and skills. Almost […]

Vaccinating the world: ‘Team Europe’ to share more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with low and middle-income countries by the end of 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ensuring access to safe and affordable COVID-19 vaccines around the world, and notably for low and middle-income countries, is a priority for the European Union. At the Global Health Summit in Rome, on 21 May 2021, President von der Leyen announced that ‘Team Europe’ […]